ANTHRAX cancels European tour dates due to 'out-of-control' costs and 'logistical issues'
ANTHRAX has canceled its previously announced shows in continental Europe this fall.
The band was scheduled to kick off a European tour on September 27 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and wrap it up on November 4 in Milan, Italy.
Yesterday (Wednesday, August 31),ANTHRAX released the following statement via social media: “Sadly due to ongoing logistical issues and 2022 costs that are out of our control, we have no other option but to cancel the European leg of our upcoming 2022 tour. We will however be coming to the UK as scheduled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase“.
Affected ANTHRAX – UK/European Tour 2022w/ Special Guests Municipal Waste27.09.22 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy29.09.22 UK Manchester @ Academy30.09.22 UK Glasgow @ O2 Academy01.10.22 UK Newcastle @ O2 City Hall03.10.22 UK Leeds @ O2 Academy04.10.22 UK Nottingham @ Rock City06.10.22 UK Bristol @ O2 Academy08.10.22 UK London @ O2 Academy Brixton
10.10.22 BE Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique11.10.22 NL Tilburg @ 013 13.10.22 FR Paris @ Bataclan 14.10.22 DE Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle 15.10.22 DE Leipzig @ Werk 2 17.10.22 DK Copenhagen @ Vega Main Hall 18.10.22 SE Gothenburg @ Tradgarn 19.20.22 SE Stockholm @ Annexet 21.10.22 FI Oulu @ Tullisali 22.10.22 FI Turku @ Logomo 23.10.22 EE Talinn @ Kultuurikatel 25.10.22 PL Warsaw, @ Stodola 26.10.22 DE Frankfurt @ Batschapp 27.10.22 DE Stuttgart @ LKA Longhorn 29.10.22 CZ Brno @ Sono 31.10.22 HU Budapest @ Babra Negra 01.11.22 HR Zagreb @ Culture Factory 02.11.22 AT Vienna @ Arena 04.11.22 IT Milan @ Alcatraz 05.11.22 CH Zurich @ Komplex
ANTHRAX has just completed a U.S. tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. Both bands played headline sets. HATEBREED, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Perseverance” album, was the special guest.
ANTHRAX‘s setlist on the trek included the addition of the John Bush-era track “Only”, which hadn’t been performed live since 2011.
“Only” originally appeared on 1993’s “Sound Of White Noise”, one of four albums Bush recorded with ANTHRAX during his 13-year tenure with the band.
ANTHRAX‘s latest album, “For All Kings”, which features current singer Joey Belladonna, came out in February 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
ANTHRAX celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021 with a number of special activities and events. Formed by Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the East Coast and quickly became regarded as a leader in the genre alongside METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH.
Order ‘XL‘ HEREStream/purchase ‘The Devil You Know‘ live HERE.‘The Devil You Know‘ was the first official single released from the band’s highly-acclaimed 2011 album, Worship Music, and was a stand-out track with the media. Rolling Stone referred to it as “…a relentlessly heavy number…as aggressive and punishing as you would expect from the band, but with a touch of old school AC/DC swagger thrown in for good measure,” while Loudwire wrote that it was “addictive and propulsive…Scott unleashes what might be the riff of the year.”
‘XL’ tracklisting:Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t Madhouse Caught In A Mosh Metal Thrashing Mad Got The Time I Am The Law Keep It In The Family Lone Justice The Devil You Know Be All End All Now It’s Dark Antisocial In The End Medusa Evil Twin Indians Skeletons In The Closet Blood Eagle Wings Bring The Noise A.I.R. Among The Living Credits: Anthrax: Scott Ian/guitars, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Jon Donais/guitars Produced by Jack Bennett, Mike Monterulo, Anthrax Directed by Jack Bennett Mixed by Jay Ruston Running time: 2h 5m 34s