This summer, Anthrax, and the Black Label Society will bring some of the top thrash and heavy metal to 24 North American cities. The bands will hold headline shows, which will span a six-week period beginning on Tuesday, July 26, in Phoenix, AZ, and ending on Sunday, August 28, in Philadelphia, PA. Hatebreed, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Perseverance album, will Special Guest.
Both Black Label Society and Anthrax have performed co-headline tours on no less than one occasion, but this marks the first time the two groups are performing together as a full-length tour. The ticket sale closer to the festival is below. The public ticket on-sale starts this Friday at 10 am local time. Log onto here or here for all ticket purchasing information.
Citi is the official card of the Anthrax and Black Label Society Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, April 18, at 12 pm ET until Thursday, April 21 at 10 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit here.
“Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988,” said Anthrax’s Scott Ian. “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.”
Anthrax, the multi-Platinum, and five-time GRAMMY-nominated band was devoting most of 2021 to celebrating its 40th birthday. Stepped-out members, in a video series lasting 11 weeks, thanked artists like Chuck D., Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Norman Reedus, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Slash, and others for striking a memorable chord with the band. Anthrax teamed up with Z-2 Comics for the “Among The Living” graphic novel that was inspired by their landmark 1987 album and released their high-end bourbon whiskey, “Anthrax XL.” However, due to COVID-19, the one thing that anthrax did not accomplish was tour, tour, tour, so the band fully intends to extend the celebration with this North American tour. Among Joey Belladonna’s talents, fans can look forward to hearing him sing, alongside Scott Ian’s rhythm guitar, Frank Bello’s bass, Charlie Benante’s drums, and Jon Donais ‘s guitar for what will undoubtedly be an extensive, setlist.
Said Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde, “ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME — I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 30 years and 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!!”
Black Label Society began with the track from their first album, Sonic Brew (1999), until they mined the acclaim of their unique sequel album, Doom Crew Inc. (2021), after 10 years. According to Zakk Wylde, who is particularly enthusiastic about the vicinity of Deep Purple, Sabbath, and Zeppelin. Is a solo vocalist, guitarist, and bandleader who draws inspiration from these venerable bands’ setting-up of ground-breaking instrument hooks. His latest album, Doom Crew Inc., features can focus on Zakk, who trades solos and twin pickups with guitarist Dario Lorina. This is backed by the rumble of John “J.D.” DeServio. He plays a rumbling bass, and powerhouse musician Jeff Fabb, who plays his part with determination and determination.
The Grammy Award-winning frontman has been featured in several issues of Guitar World for the contributions he has made to multi-platinum albums with the iconic Ozzy Osbourne and his career with Black Label Society. Which has given much-successful albums and singles. The angrily parading, heavy-bluesy, raucously unhinged heavy-metal quartet are part invading horde and part traveling carnival, summoning caffeinated chaos on stage and on records.
The outstanding mainstream alternative rock band Hatebreed, which originated in Connecticut, is known for consistently performing sold-out shows and releasing award-winning albums. The band has produced over 25 years of music, showcasing incisive lyrics and strong, pit-rumbling pieces. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured worldwide attraction on countless festivals and high-profile tours from Ozzfest to Warped Tour to Download, recently released Weight of the False Self, via Nuclear Blast. Weight of the False Self and Hatebreed were described by Forbes as “more relevant than ever in the metal and hardcore communities.” It was also praised as a “return to their hardcore roots” by Brooklyn Vegan. The album was deemed “one of their most aggressive to date” by Consequence and “pummeling” by Revolver, while Psychology Today called it “a blazing combination of extreme metal and hardcore punk.” Hatebreed, nearing a quarter of a billion catalog streams, continue to be one of the most vital bands in the hard rock scene.
“Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer!” added Jamey Jasta. “Anthrax, BLS, and Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face, and ready to kick you and your father back in place! See you in the pit.”
The dates for the tour are as follows:
26 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
28 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
29 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
30 Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA
1 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
2 Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO
4 Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
5 Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI
6 The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
8 Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**
9 Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
11 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
12 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
13 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
15 The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
18 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
19 Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY
20 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
22 StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
23 History, Toronto, ON CANADA
24 Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC
26 Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
28 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**
**Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.
*TICKET PRESALE DETAILS:
Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Nederlander Presale: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time