Having made one of 2011's most impressive rock'n'roll comebacks which included the release of the band's long-awaited new record Worship Music, Anthrax will keep the proverbial pedal to the metal in 2012. The band launches the New Year with the release of a second single from Worship Music, "I'm Alive", and plans to tour extensively beginning January 22nd with round two of a U.S. co-headline tour with fellow thrash titans, Testament (see dates are below).
2011 also saw Anthrax play two Big Four shows in the U.S. with fellow thrash/speed metal giants Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, the second taking place at New York's Yankee Stadium, making it an emotional hometown show for the New York born-and-bred members of Anthrax.
Last fall, immediately following The Big Four show at Yankee Stadium
and in support of Worship Music, Anthrax played to sold out crowds from
Philadelphia to Los Angeles, entertaining fans with brand-new songs and
favorites from throughout the band's 30 year history.
Anthrax will head back out on the road in late January for Leg Two of its U.S. tour with Testament and Death Angel. Worship Music, the band's first new album in eight years, and first with "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna in two decades.
Leg Two of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel U.S. tour dates are as follows:
22 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
23 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
24 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
26 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
27 Egyptian Room @ Murat Center, Indianapolis, IN
28 Piere's Entertainment Center, Fort Wayne, IN
29 Expo Five, Louisville, KY
30 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
1 Green Iguana - Stadium, Tampa, FL
2 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
3 Promowest Pavilion, Columbus, OH
4 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
6 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
7 Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD
8 Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY