Metal legends ANTHRAX have announced a short spring tour, kicking off with a warmup club show at Chicagoâ€™s Double Door on May 28th, 2008. The Chicago warm-up show will be the bandâ€™s first live performance with their new singer Dan Nelson. In addition to the bandâ€™s classic hits from their 25 year career, ANTHRAX will for the first time ever perform brand new material from their current writing sessions. After the warm-up show, ANTHRAX will then fly to Los Angeles and join IRON MAIDEN on their â€œSomewhere Back In Timeâ€ world tour.
ANTHRAXâ€™s Charlie Benante says â€œPlaying with IRON MAIDEN again is such a thrill for us! We can’t wait to be a part of these two magical nights.â€ Guitarist Scott Ian adds, â€œIt is an absolute honor to be asked to open the Irvine shows for the Kings of Metal IRON MAIDEN. ANTHRAXâ€™s tours with IRON MAIDEN are my all time favorites. Up The Irons!!!â€ Lastly, bassist Frank Bello exclaims, â€œI saw them 2 weeks ago and sang every word. Theyâ€™re better than ever!! I can’t wait to play with them again!! Good times!!â€
ANTHRAX is currently writing for their new album. This will be their first studio album since 2003â€™s Weâ€™ve Come For You All, and also their first album with Dan Nelson on vocals.
May 28 â€“ Chicago â€“ Double Door (warm-up show)
May 30 â€“ Irvine, CA â€“ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (direct support to IRON MAIDEN)
May 31 â€“ Irvine, CA â€“ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (direct support to IRON MAIDEN)