Heavy metal rockers Anthrax and Black Label Society have announced a co-headlining five-week tour with Hatebreed giving support. The thrashers will cover 24 North American cities and make a stop in Los Angeles on July 29th at The Palladium.
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Center: Charlie Benante – L to R: Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Jonathan Donais | PHOTO by Travis Shinn
Anthrax spent 2021 celebrating their 40th anniversary with video congrats from other musicians, inspiring a graphic novel, and releasing their high-end bourbon whiskey, Anthrax XL. But they were unable to tour, so these dates will help them continue their celebration. Joey Belladonna (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), and Jon Donais (guitar) will perform music from all four decades of their career.
Los Angeles, California
July 29, 2022
Of the tour, Scott Ian said, “We’ve had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk and BLS around the world, and it’s always been a head-banging mutual admiration society between the two bands. Now we get to share the stage every night on what is easily going to be the heaviest tour of 2022 – the ultimate pounding one-two combination of bands. Oh, and did I mention we’ve got fucking Hatebreed with us as our special guests? Holy crap, it’s going to be the night of 1000 crushing riffs. I can’t wait to see you all on the road.”
Black Label Society front-man Zakk Wylde said, “ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME – I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet. JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for – HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!” It appears he is quite excited for the joint tour!
Black Label Society released their eleventh studio album last year, “Doom Crew Inc.” John DeServio (bass), Jeff Fabb (drums), Dario Lorina (guitar), and Wylde (vocals, guitar) also have decades of music to share at the shows.
As for support band Hatebreed, they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “Perseverance” album. Front-man Jamey Jasta said, “Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer! Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place! See you in the pit.”
There are multiple pre-sale events happening based on credit card brands and fan groups, but public on-sale starts this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.