Anthrax XL, Anthrax’s 40th-anniversary livestream concert is released. The release is now available digitally in the UK/Europe (Nuclear Blast), followed by a Blu-Ray release (inc. 2CD + 1Blu-Ray) on July 22nd.
Orders can be placed HERE.
Also released today is the third track / video from the Livestream, “Bring The Noise,” featuring special guest Chuck D, which can be viewed HERE. Originally released in 1991 on Anthrax’s Attack of the Killer B‘s album, the song helped break down barriers when the band collaborated on the track with Public Enemy.
Its success led to Anthrax and Public Enemy hitting the road together, opening many people’s eyes when they performed “Bring The Noise” together live, and birthing a rap-metal milestone.
Anthrax celebrated its 40th-anniversary last year, July 18, 2021, but due to COVID, had to cancel its global touring plans, scheduled for the band to celebrate the occasion with their fans all around the world.
About to mark its 41st year, the band – Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante and guitarist Jon Donais are due to finally head out on that global anniversary tour.
On July 26, Anthrax will kick off its 26-date co-headline North American tour with Black Label Society and joined by Hatebreed, and then heads to the UK and Europe in late September to headline a five-week run.
Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at anthrax.com All dates are below.
The ‘XL’ tracklisting:
Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t
Caught In A Mosh
Metal Thrashing Mad
Got The Time
I Am The Law
Keep It In The Family
The Devil You Know
Be All End All
Now It’s Dark
In The End
Skeletons In The Closet
Blood Eagle Wings
Bring The Noise
Among The Living
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
North American co-headline tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and HATEBREED:
26.07.22 – The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
28.07.22 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
29.07.22 – The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
30.07.22 – Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA
01.08.22 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
02.08.22 – Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO
04.08.22 – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
05.08.22 – Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI
06.08.22 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
08.08.22 – Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX
09.08.22 – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
11.08.22 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
12.08.22 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL
13.08.22 – The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
15.08.22 – The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
16.08.22 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
18.08.22 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
19.08.22 – Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY
20.08.22 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
22.08.22 – StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
23.08.22 – History, Toronto, ON CANADA
24.08.22 – Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC
26.08.22 – Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
27.08.22 – Tattoo The Earth Festival 2022, Worcester, MA
28.08.22 -The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
UK/EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests MUNICIPAL WASTE:
27.09.22 – UK – Birmingham @ O2 Academy
29.09.22 – UK – Manchester @ Academy
30.09.22 – UK – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
01.10.22 – UK – Newcastle @ O2 City Hall
03.10.22 – UK – Leeds @ O2 Academy
04.10.22 – UK – Nottingham @ Rock City
06.10.22 – UK – Bristol @ O2 Academy
08.10.22 – UK – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
10.10.22 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
11.10.22 – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
13.10.12 – Bataclan, Paris, France
14.10.12 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
15.10.12 – Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany
17.10.12 – Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
18.10.12 – Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
19.10.12 – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
21.10.12 – Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
22.10.12 – Logomo, Turku, Finland
23.10.12 – Kultuurikatel, Talinn, Estonia
25.10.12 – Klub Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
26.10.12 – Werk 2 – Halle A, Leipzig, Germany
27.10.12 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
29.10.12 – Sono Centrum, Brno, Czech Republic
31.10.12 – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
01.11.12 Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
02.11.12 Arena, Vienna, Austria
04.11.12 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
July 18, 2021 marked Anthrax‘s 40th anniversary, during which time the band released 11 studio albums, was awarded multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, received six GRAMMY nominations, and a host of other accolades from the media, the music industry, and fans.
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 is a card-carrying member of The Big Four, the four bands that defined the speed/thrash/metal genre. Anthrax has also introduced a series of 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 also saw 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.
For Anthrax, 2022 is already off to a great start, but their 40th-anniversary isn’t quite in the band’s rear-view mirror. Unable to launch a planned 40th-anniversary world tour due to COVID, the band will launch their 40th-anniversary World Tour this year. The celebrations start July 26 in North America, co-headlining with Black Label Society, then a headline trek in the UK and Europe in the fall with Municipal Waste.