PAUL STANLEY Of KISS - "PANTERA Back And Killin' It! ZAKK WYLDE And CHARLIE BENANTE Clearly Did Their Homework"

December 4, 2022, a month ago

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PAUL STANLEY Of KISS - "PANTERA Back And Killin' It! ZAKK WYLDE And CHARLIE BENANTE Clearly Did Their Homework"

Friday, December 2nd marked the first ever Pantera reunion / tribute show since the passing of the Abbott brothers – guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was assassinated in 2004, and drummer Vinnie Paul, who died in 2018. Vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown took the stage alongside guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) in Texicoco, Mexico at Hell & Heaven Metal Fest.

Earlier today, Sunday, December 4th, KISS vocalist / guitarist Paul Stanley took to Twitter with his thoughts about this momentous occassion:

"THRILLED to see Phil, Rex and PANTERA back and KILLIN’ it! Zakk and Charlie clearly did their homework with love and commitment. Pantera did shows with us years ago and were ferocious and explosive. Others tried but NOBODY could be them. Dime and Vinnie would be proud."



Fan-filmed video from the show can be viewed below. The setlist was as follows:

"A New Level"
"Mouth For War"
"Strength Beyond Strength"
"I'm Broken"
"Use My Third Arm"
"Drag The Waters"
"This Love"
"Yesterday Don't Mean Shit"
"Fucking Hostile"
"Planet Caravan" (Black Sabbath)
"5 Minutes Alone"
"Cowboys From Hell"
"Domination / Hollow"

Pantera's confirmed live dates are listed below:

6 - Monterrey, Mexico - Monterrey Metal Fest
9 - Bogotá, Colombia - Knotfest Colombia
11 - Santiago, Chile - Knotfest Chile
12 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
15 - São Paulo, Brazil - Vibra São Paulo (with Judas Priest)
18 - São Paulo, Brazil - Knotfest Brazil

26 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Armeets Arena
27 - Bucharest, Romania - Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
30 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
31 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer

2-4 - Nürburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
2-4 - Nürnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park
5 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
10 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
12 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
13 - Berlin, Germany - Verti Music Hall
15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Edel Optics
22-24 - Oslo, Norway - Tons Of Rock

4 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (with Metallica)
11 -  Montreal, QC - Stade Olympique (with Metallica)
18 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium (with Metallica)
25 - Inglewood, CA - SoFi Stadium (with Metallica)

1 - Glendale, AZ - State Farm Stadium (with Metallica)

3 - St. Louis, MO - The Dome at America’s Center (with Metallica)
10 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field (with Metallica)


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