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Anthrax and Black Label Society Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour with Hatebreed


It’s interesting to see how blue-collar Anthrax‘s fanbase is these days. Old-school heads will always think of them as the wily, cartoonish member of the Big Four, and yet today their fans are more often than not everyday people who grew up loving thrash but never quite buying into all the mushroom clouds and Baphomets. Case in point, the band have announced a co-headlining tour with biker metal band Black Label Society, and are bringing Hatebreed along for the ride.

Says Anthrax’s Scott Ian of the tour:

“Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988. 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.”

Meanwhile, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society had this slightly less coherent take on things:

“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!!”

Get ready to skull coldies and mosh for 30 seconds before you’re out of breath at one of the following dates:

7/26  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
7/28  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
7/29  The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
7/30  Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA^
8/1  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO^
8/2  Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO^
8/4  Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
8/5  OshKosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI^
8/6  The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
8/8  South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX**
8/9  Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/11  The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
8/12  House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8/13  The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
8/15  The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
8/16  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/18  The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8/19  Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY^
8/20  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
8/22  StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
8/23  History, Toronto, ON  CANADA               
8/24  Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois-Rivieres/Montreal, QC
8/26  Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
8/28  The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**

^ Not a Live Nation date. 

** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.

Anthrax and Black Label Society Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour with Hatebreed
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