Pantera, one of the most influential metal bands of all time, will reportedly reform for a tour in 2023, according to the band’s surviving members.
According to Billboard, bassist Rex Brown and singer Philip Anselmo have inked a contract with Artist Group International for a series of tour dates in the United States for the following year.
Pantera was a heavy metal band that was established in 1981 and disbanded in 2003. Dimebag Darrell was shot dead in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa in Ohio. Vinnie Paul, Darrell’s older brother, passed away in the year 2018 due to severe coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart. He was 54 years old.
Anselmo hinted, in an interview that took place in 2019, at the prospect of a Pantera tribute tour involving Brown and guitarist Zakk Wylde, a longtime friend of the band.
Throughout their career, the band recorded a total of nine albums, including the ground-breaking LP “Cowboys From Hell” in 1990 and the follow-up album “Vulgar Display Of Power” in 1992, which featured one of their most successful singles, “Walk.”
Their most commercially successful album to date is titled “Far Beyond Driven,” which was released in 1994 and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.