Pantera Reunite For A New Tour


As Billboard reported, Pantera’s surviving members, Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, have prepared to hit the road for a reunion tour in 2023.

Pantera greatly impacted the metal scene as a band that improved and popularized the groove metal subgenre. They have been counted among the world’s most influential and successful groups. The band’s fifth album, ‘Cowboys From Hell’ released in 1990, provided groove metal popular among the audience. In the following one, ‘Vulgar Display of Power,’ they experimented with a heavier sound and gained massive recognition.

However, tensions began among the band members in the coming years, primarily because of Phil Anselmo’s increased heroin addiction. As a result of the internal conflicts, they completed the recording sessions of the 1996 album ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’ separate from each other. Later, they only released ‘Reinventing the Steel’ in 2000 after a while because of the ongoing disagreements among the members.

The Abbott Brothers, Vinnie Paul, and Dimebag Darrell decided to establish Damageplan after the break up of Pantera in 2003. One year later, Dimebag Darell was shot by a mentally unstable fan during a Damageplan concert in Ohio. After his brother’s death, Vinnie Paul continued with his band Hellyeah he formed in 2006. However, he also passed away due to heart disease in 2018.

Surviving members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown have continued their solo careers by releasing their own works and contributing to the other musicians. Recently, it has been reported that they would hit the road for a reunion tour beginning in 2023. They signed an agreement with Artist Group International for their North American dates. The agents expressed their excitement to work with Pantera.

The agent Peter Pappalardo said:

“We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic band and bringing their music back to the fans.”

Over twenty years after their last tour, the remaining Pantera members announced they would meet their fans next year. Not only Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown but also the fans will be very content to see them on stage again after a long time. Now Pantera fans are looking forward to 2023 excitedly.