Through a series of Twitter updates, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed that ANIMETAL USA drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) will be filling in for Charlie Benante on the band's upcoming Australian tour.
Said Scott Ian: "Charlie is dealing with personal issues right now and can't leave the country. He's really bummed about not being able to head down there."
About Jon Dette stepping in, Ian states: "Trust me about Jon Dette. He's an animal and he's going to make history this week."
While on tour in Australia, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello will be holding an exclusive Hartke clinic in Parramatta (suburb of Sydney). Details are as follows:
Tuesday, February 26th - 7:00pm
255 Church Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150
(02) 9635 5552
Go to this location
for additional information.
The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Anthrax (performing their fan favorite 1987 classic Among The Living in its entirety) EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, and HOLY GRAIL, has added a second date in New York City, on April 21st at Irving Plaza.
Tickets for the date can be found at this location
22 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
23 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
24 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
25 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
27 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
28 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
29 - The Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
30 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
31 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
2 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
5 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
6 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
7 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
9 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
12 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
13 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
16 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
20 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
21 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
For more details visit Metalalliancetour.com