Rex Brown and Phil Anselmo, the surviving members of Pantera, will reunite in 2023 for a group of tour dates. First reported by Billboard, they’re the band’s first shows in over 20 years.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic band and bringing their music back to the fans,” said Pappalardo, an agent with Artist Group International who’s helping to book the tour dates.
Drummer Vinnie Paul passed away in 2018, while his brother, guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage in 2004. Notably, Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde will likely not be a part of the reunion (though anything is possible), so it’s unclear who will be playing guitar or drums on the tour.
One of the biggest metal bands in history, Pantera experienced success with their Cowboys From Hell album in 1990. Selling over 20 million albums in their career, subsequent albums like Vulgar Display Of Power and 1994’s Billboard #1 debuting Far Beyond Driven cemented the band as influential groove metal superstars.