PANTERA performs without REX BROWN at KNOTFEST CHILE
PANTHER performed earlier today (Sunday 11 December) at Knotfest Chile in Santiago without a bassist Rex Brown. Filling in for him was CANCER PENSION bassist Derek Engemannwho also play along PANTHER singer Philip Anselmo in both PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS and SHOULD.
In an official statement says Knotfest Chile the organizers are to blame Brown‘s absence on his “health problems.” However, local radio station Future reported it Brown missed the Santiago concert after contracting COVID-19. Rex reportedly flew from Bogotá, Colombia, where PANTHER performed at Knotfest Colombia Friday (December 9), home to the United States in quarantine, whereby the rest of PANTHER shows in South America.
Association of Surviving Members Brown and Anselmo in PANTHER‘s reformed lineup is guitarist Zak Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (MILDEW).
blessing shared a short video of the Santiago concert and included the following message: “#chile was on fire!!!! We missed Rex tonight, get better friend! Damn, it was hot”.
Pictures and video of today’s concert can be found below.
PANTHER is next scheduled to play a headlining gig in Santiago on Monday (December 12), followed by two shows in São Paulo, Brazil – Thursday, December with THE PRIEST OF JUDAS and Sunday 18 December at Knotfest Brazil.
The new PANTHER lineup made its live debut on December 2 at Mexico Hell & Heaven Metal Fest and also performed on December 6 at Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Mexico.
It was first reported in July Anselmo and Brown would unite with Wylde and blessing for a world tour during PANTHER banner.
The band will headline a number of major festivals in North America and Europe and stage some of their own headlining concerts. They will also support METALLICA on a massive North American stadium tour in 2023 and 2024.
According to Billboardhas the lineup been given the green light by the properties after the band’s founders, drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbottas well as Brown, who last year said Wylde would not tour with PANTHER if a reunion were to take place. It is unclear what changed his mind.
Until his passing, Vinnie remained on non-speaking terms with Anselmowhich the drummer indirectly blamed Dime bag‘s death.
Vinnie Paul and Dime bag co-founder PANTHER. When PANTHER broke up in 2003, they formed DAMAGE PLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGE PLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dime bag was shot dead on stage by a disturbed schizophrenic who believed that the members of PANTHER stole his thoughts.
Winnie died on June 22, 2018 at his second home in Las Vegas at the age of 54. He died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, and severe coronary artery disease. His death was the result of chronic weakening of the heart muscle – which basically means that his heart could not pump blood as well as a healthy heart.
Pantera are currently playing at Knotfest in Chile. Rex Brown caught Covid and returned to the US and will miss the entire Latin American tour. Thanks to a good business partner for sending us material.
Posted by Hard rock dolls Diana Jony Sunday 11 December 2022
The dream comes true: the reformed incarnation of Pantera (sans Rex Brown) plays an impressive number of classics at Knotfest Chile
Photos by @jerrolsalas
Posted by rock nation on Sunday 11 December 2022