Still celebrating their 40-year tenure as one of music’s premier thrash metal bands, Anthrax announces their first European/UK tour since the summer of 2019. Kicking off on September 27th 2022 in Birmingham, UK, the band will play 28 dates in 16 countries, wrapping up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5th.
Crossover thrash band Municipal Waste will support on all dates.
It sure has been a long time since we rock’n’rolled in the UK and Europe,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, “but we’re coming back soon to bring the noise to all of you guys. Being that we can’t get over there until 2022, we’re going to make sure that every show will be an eventful one.
We won’t just be playing four decades of songs to celebrate our ongoing 40th anniversary – hey, we’ll be giving YOU some history! – but we just might have some brand new ones for you as well. Can’t wait to see all your happy, smiling faces!!!”
On this tour, fans can expect Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/rhythm guitar, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, and Jon Donais/guitar – to draw from all four decades – fan favourites and deep cuts – for their nightly setlist.
“There’s just something special about Europe,” said Belladonna. “Our fans there have always had a full-fledged excitement about our shows, and I enjoy performing more than anyone can imagine, so we’re really looking forward to this tour.”
Tickets will go on sale this Friday 20th August at 10am BST here: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/anthrax
ANTHRAX – UK/European Tour 2022
w/ Special Guests Municipal Waste
10.10.22 BE Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique
11.10.22 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
Twenty-twenty-one marks Anthrax’s 40th anniversary. In 1991, the band helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with Public Enemy on the track Bring The Noise, and was the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played Got The Time to wake up the Mars Rover in 2012.
Along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, Anthrax are a card-carrying member of The Big Four, the four bands that defined the speed/thrash/metal genre. Anthrax have also introduced a series now sold-out signature whiskeys and bourbons and partnered with the Stockholm-based NEZUMI Studios for a high-end, limited-edition Baleine dive watch.
Twenty-twenty-one will see the release of Z2 Comics’ Among the Living graphic novel with a track-by-track storyline inspired by Anthrax’s iconic 1987 album, Among The Living.
The book pulls together a “who’s who” of names from the worlds of comics and music who created “bubble dialogue” and original artwork to express what the songs meant to them.
Taking advantage of COVID-19’s prohibition of concert touring, the band has been hard at work writing the next Anthrax album.
Starting May 3rd 2021, Anthrax counted down the days to their official July 18th anniversary, first with a three-times-a-week, 40-episode, guest-filled web series that included testimonials from friends such as Chuck D, Kerry King, John Carpenter, Slash, Tom Morello, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Dave Grohl, Keanu Reeves, and many more.
The celebration culminated on July 16th with a global livestream event that offered a set list that spanned the band’s entire career.