ANTHRAX Vocalist JOEY BELLADONNA Launches RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Band; Four Florida Shows Confirmed For August 2024

May 19, 2024, a month ago

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ANTHRAX Vocalist JOEY BELLADONNA Launches RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Band; Four Florida Shows Confirmed For August 2024

Anthrax singer, Joey Belladonna, has launched a new tribute band to Ronnie James Dio. They will play four shows in Florida this August, and thier set will features songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio.

Last November, Belladonna confirmed that he had begun recording vocals for Anthrax's follow-up to 2016's For All Kings album with producer Jay Ruston. At the time, Joey said, "Every take I do has to be full of energy and full of impact, so I’m knocking down every chair in the room to get to the other side, just trying to get something really, really magical.”

International metal forces join in a monstrous union between US metal monsters, Anthrax and German thrash titans, Kreator. Completing this unmissable line-up, a very special guest, the Bay Area’s metal machine, Testament.

Each band is renowned for their high energy performances. Get ready for an action-packed night from start to finish…if you’ve got running shoes, we suggest you wear them!

Anthrax stated: "It’s been about four years since we last toured the UK AND Europe, so these dates ARE LONG overdue! And what a line-up – Anthrax, Kreator and Testament – so much f**cking metal! We can’t wait to bring the noise to you, and maybe surprise you with a song from our brand new album coming later this year. So get ready to rage friends, this time, we ARE coming!!

Kreator says: “This is possibly the most irresistible thrash package ever put together, the best of the US and Europe in one night! These will be some of our biggest shows in Europe, so we are bringing a huge production and plan to tear it up every show!’’

Testament add: “As 2024 kicks off, we are thrilled to announce plans to wind down the year in epic fashion: By touring with Kreator and Anthrax, two of the mightiest bands who are also great friends. Our first tour with Kreator was in 2023, and was a perfect fit. Our history with Anthrax dates all the way to our earliest years, through some of our favorite tours of the 2010s. 2024 will mark the first time all three bands tour together as a package. So join us as the heaviest sounds from Europe, the East Coast and West Coast come together to unite the world - Kreator, Anthrax & Testament!"

Tour dates:

November
21 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
22 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
23 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo
25 - Dublin, Ireland - 3 Arena
27 - Glasgow, UK - OVO Hydro
29 - Paris, France - Zenith
30 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle

December
1 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
3 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
4 - Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622
6 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
7 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
8 - Berlin, Germany - Verti Music Hall
10 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
11 - Katowice, Poland - Spodek
13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
14 - Hamburg, Germany - Edel Optics Arena
15 -  Den Bosch, Netherlands - Mainstage



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