Pantera fans were thrilled on Friday night of December 2st, 2022. As the iconic heavy metal band took the stage for their first concert in 21 years.
Pantera tour and their first concert 21 years later
The Texas-based band, known for their hard-hitting riffs and intense live performances, had not played together since their breakup in 2003. But after years of anticipation, they finally reunited to deliver a powerful set to a packed crowd at the Hollywood Bowl.
Frontman Phil Anselmo, former guitarists Dimebag Darrell and Rex Brown, and former drummer Vinnie Paul electrified the audience with their signature sound 21 years ago. Now, Pantera is on stage with guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. They were playing hits like “Cowboys from Hell” and “Walk” during their comeback and for upcoming 2022 and 2023 concerts.
Fans were elated to see the band back in action, with many sporting Pantera merchandise and singing along to every word. The energy in the venue was electric, as the band delivered an explosive performance that showcased their incredible talent and endurance.
After the show, Phil Anselmo thanked the fans for their support and loyalty, saying that it was an emotional and unforgettable experience for the band to be back on stage together. He also hinted at the possibility of more shows in the future, much to the delight of fans.
The Pantera reunion concert was a long-awaited moment for heavy metal fans, and the band did not disappoint. It was a night to remember, and a reminder of why Pantera is one of the most beloved and respected bands in the genre.
Pantera will perform at the Monterrey Metal Fest on Tuesday (December 6), followed by appearances at three South American Knotfest concerts. The band will also have a one-off gig with Judas Priest in So Paulo, Brazil, as well as a headline show in Santiago. This will be the final round of performances for Pantera before they take another hiatus.
In addition to their upcoming gigs in Mexico and South America, Pantera will also headline a number of festivals across North America, Europe, and South America. The band will also have their own headline shows. As well as accompany Metallica on a North American stadium tour in 2023 and 2024.
Pantera 2022 tour dates
- 12/09 – Bogotá, CO @ Knotfest Colombia
- 12/11 – Santiago, CL @ Knotfest Chile
- 12/12 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
- 12/15 – São Paulo, BR @ Vibra São Paulo
- 12/18 – São Paulo, BR @ Knotfest Brazil
Setlist of Pantera tour
- A New Level 00:00
- Mouth For War 04:48
- Strength Beyond Strength 09:20
- Becoming (With “Throes Of Rejection” outro) 14:04
- I’m Broken (With “By Demons Be Driven” outro) 18:15
- Use My Third Arm 22:32
- 5 Minutes Alone 27:38
- This Love 33:07
- Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit 40:34
- Fucking Hostile 45:30
- Tribute to Dimebag and Vinnie 48:52
- Planet Caravan (BLACK SABBATH cover) 50:24
- Walk 56:17
- Cowboys From Hell 01:01:43
- Domination / Hollow 01:08:40
Pantera’s 2023 tour dates
Check Pantera‘s 2023 tour dates below!
- 05/26 – Sofia, BG @ Armeets Arena
- 05/27 – Bucharest, RO @ Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
- 05/30 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
- 05/31 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
- 06/02-04 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock Am Ring
- 06/02-04 – Nürnberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
- 06/05 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
- 06/10 – Sölvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
- 06/12 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
- 06/13 – Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall
- 06/15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell
- 06/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Edel Optics
- 06/22-24 – Oslo, NO @ Tons of Rock
While the upcoming gigs are being promoted as Pantera, Vinnie Paul‘s estate, along with Wylde and Benante, have been careful to term the tour a “celebration” rather than a “reunion.” This decision has caused some dissatisfaction among certain fans, who feel that using the Pantera name without Vinnie and Dimebag is disrespectful to their legacies. However, judging by the overwhelmingly positive reception at the Pantera‘s first concert. It seems that the majority of fans are excited to see the band perform again.
Pantera also confirmed the worldwide tour for 2023 and 2024. Watch fan-filmed video of the Hell & Heaven set, followed by the Pantera’s setlist and upcoming tour dates above and below!
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