Charlie Benante Proposes To Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey At U2 Concert

Charlie Benante of Pantera chose the backdrop of a U2 concert to propose to Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies, an event the drummer shared with fans in a recent Instagram post.

The drummer shared the news with two pictures of the couple and a short clip from the concert. His caption read:

“We went to see U2, and this happened. They played ‘All I Want Is You’… Oh yeah, thanks to Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. ( even tho he wasn’t there).”

Harvey also posted on her own Instagram, tagging Benante and expressing her joy:

“It wasn’t a dream. I woke up in Vegas as the future Mrs. Benante. I love you.”

Warm Wishes From The Music World

The couple’s announcement was met with an outpouring of congratulations from fellow musicians. Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger wrote:

“Congratulations, you two.”

Mike Portnoy also said the following about the news:

“Congrats, Charlie and Carla. So happy for you both!”

Rex Brown also said, sharing a message from his wife, too:

“Congrats to the both of you, from the both of us! Rex & Elena…”

The Beginning Of Benante And Harvey’s Love Story

In a 2021 interview with Audio Ink Radio, Benante detailed how he and Harvey met. Their initial encounters were at music events, including a festival in San Bernardino, possibly Knotfest. Their relationship started with shared interests in ‘goofy, nerdy stuff’ and evolved over time. The musician explained:

“We would e-mail here and there, ‘Hey, did you check out this book?’ or, ‘Did you see that?’ And then that was it. I didn’t talk to her for a bit. And then one day, I was in L.A. making a record, and I hit her up, and I said, ‘You wanna meet around here, go get a coffee or something?’ And, she turned me down. And then I hit her back up a little bit later, and she’s, like, ‘Okay, I’ve to gotta go to the art store in that area. Do you wanna come with me? And we ended up going to an art store. And that was it.”

The couple went public with their relationship in March 2019 after dating for at least three years. For the last Halloween, Charlie and Carla dressed up as Herman and Lily Munster from ‘The Munsters.’

See the photos Benante shared on Instagram below.

Photo Credit: Charlie Benante – Instagram