Final week, thrash legends Anthrax kicked off the second leg of their 2023 North American tour (alongside Black Label Society and Exodus). Sadly, it appears to be like like drummer Charlie Benante will likely be absent from a number of upcoming exhibits as a result of having “a minor process achieved” (as famous by the band).
So, who’ll be taking on whereas Benante recovers? None aside from Derek Roddy (Hate Everlasting, Aurora Borealis, Nile, Serpents Rise).
Yesterday (Jan. 20), Anthrax posted the next assertion to their official Fb and Instagram pages:
Our man who beats the beat – Charlie Benante – has stepped away from the tour for a number of days to have a minor process achieved and won’t be on the subsequent few exhibits. By no means worry, the formidable Derek Roddy is filling in whereas Charlie is away – and no worries, Charlie will likely be again quickly. Within the meantime, the steel remains to be heavy and the present should go on. We’ll see you there!
As of now, Benante hasn’t stated something on social media relating to the information, however Roddy reshared Anthrax’s Fb message and added: “Properly, right here we go. Haha.”
You may see each posts beneath:
To this point, each artists have acquired principally constructive suggestions from followers. As an illustration, one Instagram consumer replied to Anthrax: “Derek Roddy? Fucking sick. I need all songs 280bpm or greater. Knock that set out in 28 min.” One other fan commented, “Hopefully Charlie has a speedy restoration and is punishing the drum package quickly,” whereas certainly one of Roddy’s Fb followers acknowledged: “Derek is gonna OWN these songs! How a lot enjoyable is that gonna be??”
Whereas no particular particulars have been given relating to Benante’s “process,” he has missed exhibits in prior years as a result of points with carpal tunnel syndrome. Again in 2018, as an example, Testomony’s Gene Hoglan fortunately crammed in for him throughout Anthrax’s stint on Slayer’s Farewell Tour.
In fact, Loudwire needs Benante a speedy restoration and return to the stage!
Additionally, you’ll want to take a look at Anthrax’s upcoming tour dates beneath. You may seize tickets right here.
Anthrax / Black Label Society / Exodus 2023 Tour Dates:
Jan. 21 – Penticton, British Columbia @ So. Okanagan Occasions Ctr.
Jan. 22 – Calgary, Alberta @ Gray Eagle Occasions Centre
Jan. 24 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings
Jan. 25 – Grand Forks, N.D. @ Alerus Middle
Jan. 27 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
Jan. 28 – Mt. Nice, Mich. @ Hovering Eagle On line casino & Resort
Jan. 29 – Chicago, In poor health. @ Radius
Jan. 31 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theater
Feb. 02 – Portland, Maine @ Cross Insurance coverage Area
Feb. 03 – Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Solar Area
Feb. 04 – Bethlehem, Pa. @ Sands Bethlehem Occasion Middle
Feb. 05 – Boston, Mass. @ Home of Blues
Feb. 07 – Corbin, Ky. @ Corbin Area
Feb. 08 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Manufacturing unit at The District
Feb. 10 – San Antonio, Texas @, Tec Port Middle + Area
Feb. 11 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou
Feb. 13 – Wichita, Kan. @ The Admiral Theater
Feb. 14 – Oklahoma Metropolis, Okla. @ The Criterion
Feb. 15 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Revel
Feb. 17 – Riverside, Calif. @ Municipal Auditorium
Feb. 18 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
Feb. 19 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Metropolis Nationwide Grove of Anaheim
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