Anthrax Announces European Tour Dates
The legendary thrash metal band, ANTHRAX, will be hitting the road in Europe this summer with a series of festivals and headline dates. The dates serve as a precursor to the band's forthcoming new studio album, “Worship Music,” which will have a Fall worldwide release. The European dates kick off in Estonia on June 13 and continue into August, with the band returning to the U.S. for their July 9 headline appearance on the opening night of the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.
The band has been putting the finishing touches on "Worship Music," their first new studio album in six years. The album marks the studio debut of new singer Dan Nelson who joins longtime members Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), and Rob Caggiano (lead guitar). A return to Anthrax's heaviest best, confirmed tracks include "Vampires," "Crawl," "The Devil You Know," "The Giant," "Fight 'em 'Til You Can't," and "Earth On Hell." The album was produced by Caggiano and Anthrax.
Drummer Charlie Benante comments, "NEW SONGS, NEW VOICE, NEW ENERGY! Here we go, back in the metal saddle again. I am happy to be a part of all the festivals this year. We've been away and I know you've missed us. It is time to worship the music that we all love, ANTHRAX METAL!"
"I can't wait to get to Europe and play shows," added Scott Ian. "It's been far too long and I miss our insane friends all over the continent. I'm especially excited about all the festivals we're playing. I expect nothing less than complete and utter insanity!"
Confirmed dates for Anthrax's 2009 European tour are as follows:
06/13 - Rabarock Festival, Talinn, Estonia
06/17 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
06/18 - La Locomotive, Paris, France
06/19 - Hellfest, Clisson, France
06/20 - Kobetasonik, Bilboa, Spain
06/22 - Sottotetto, Bologna, Italy
06/23 - Schuur, Lucerne, Switzerland
06/25 - T-Mobile In Music Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
06/26 - Noc Plna Hvezd, Trinec, Czech Republic
06/27 - Serengeti Festival, Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany
06/28 - Devilside Open Air, Duisburg, Germany
06/28 - Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
06/30 - Paard, Den Haag, Netherlands
07/01 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
07/03 - Reload Festival, Twistringen, Germany
07/04 - Sonisphere, Hockenheim, Germany
07/18 - Sonisphere, Hultsfred, Sweden
07/25 - Sonisphere, Pori, Finland
08/01 - Sonisphere, Knebworth, England
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