Pantera announces first U.K. and Ireland tour in over 20 years

Pantera announces first U.K. and Ireland tour in over 20 years

Pantera Announces First U.K. and Ireland Tour in Over 20 Years

Heavy metal legends Pantera have announced their first U.K. and Ireland tour in over two decades, set to take place in early 2025. This tour marks a significant return for the band, featuring original members Phil Anselmo on vocals and Rex Brown on bass, alongside Zakk Wylde on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums.

The tour will kick off on February 18th at the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow, followed by performances in Leeds, Dublin, Birmingham, and concluding at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on February 25th. Tickets for these highly anticipated shows will go on sale on June 21st, with various pre-sale and VIP options available.

This announcement follows Pantera’s recent performances in the U.S., where they have been supporting Metallica on their ’72 Seasons’ tour. The band’s reformation has been met with both excitement and controversy, but their return to the stage has been a powerful tribute to the late founding members, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell.

Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown have spoken publicly about the reformation and the new lineup, expressing their gratitude and excitement for the opportunity to perform again. Anselmo noted the difference in their approach now compared to their early days, emphasizing a more focused and appreciative attitude towards their music and performances.

The reformed lineup, which includes Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante, has been well-received by fans and critics alike. Their performances have been described as emotional tributes to the legacy of the Abbott brothers and the music they helped create. The band’s ability to harness the raw power of their music has continued to resonate with audiences, making their return a significant event in the heavy metal community.

Pantera’s upcoming U.K. and Ireland tour dates are as follows:

  • February 18 – Glasgow @ OVO Hydro
  • February 19 – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
  • February 21 – Dublin @ 3Arena
  • February 23 – Birmingham @ BP Pulse Live
  • February 25 – London @ OVO Arena Wembley

The tour will follow Pantera’s appearance at the 2024 edition of Download Festival, marking their first U.K. performance in three decades. This return to the U.K. and Ireland is a momentous occasion for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the band’s return to the stage.

Pantera’s reformation has not been without its challenges. The band faced controversy last year when they were removed from the lineups of two major German festivals due to past allegations of racism against Phil Anselmo. Anselmo has since apologized for his actions, emphasizing his commitment to learning from his mistakes and promoting respect and dignity for all individuals.

Despite these challenges, Pantera’s return to the stage has been a testament to their resilience and the enduring power of their music. The band’s ability to connect with their audience and deliver powerful performances has solidified their place as one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history.

As Pantera prepares to embark on their first U.K. and Ireland tour in over 20 years, fans can look forward to experiencing the band’s iconic music live once again. With a lineup that honors the legacy of the Abbott brothers and embraces a new chapter, Pantera’s return is a celebration of the indomitable spirit of heavy metal.

For those eager to secure their tickets, the public on-sale will begin on June 21st, with artist presale tickets and VIP options available starting June 18th. This tour is set to be a monumental event for Pantera fans, offering a chance to witness the band’s powerful performances and celebrate their enduring legacy.

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