Pantera to Reunite For 2023 Festivals and Tour
In a shocking piece of news, Billboard has reported that the surviving members of Pantera – vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown – will be reuniting under the Pantera name for a tour in 2023. The band, represented by Artist Group International, will be headlining several major festivals with their own tour dates across North America and Europe.
The band’s classic lineup included the dynamic brothers “Dimebag” Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott, both of whom have died. In their stead will be guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante. Billboard says the lineup was “given a green light” by the estates of the Abbott brothers. Wylde has long been thought to be a best-case scenario to fill the shoes of Dimebag, as the two guitar legends were also close friends. Last year, Brown adamantly stated that Wylde would not be part of any Pantera reunion, and it’s not clear as to what changed his mind.
The news coincides with the release of Brown’s new signature bass from Gibson. Details on the reunion are still slim at the moment, but we’ll keep you updated as they become available.