ANTHRAX Announces Weekend With IRON MAIDEN

Metal legends ANTHRAX have announced a short spring tour, kicking off with a warm-up club show at Chicago's Double Door on May 28, 2008. The Chicago warm-up show will be the band's first live performance with their new singer Dan Nelson. In addition to the band's classic hits from their 25 year career, ANTHRAX will for the first time ever perform brand new material from their current writing sessions.

After the warm-up show, ANTHRAX will then fly to Los Angeles and join IRON MAIDEN on their "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour. ANTHRAX is supporting IRON MAIDEN at the May 30 and May 31 shows at Irvine, CA's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante says: "Playing with IRON MAIDEN again is such a thrill or us! We can't wait to be a part of these two magical nights.

He adds, "We wanted to do a special intimate show for a few friends to show off our new singer Dan 'Rangers Rule' Nelson and play some new material. We've been cooped up in a rehearsal room and we felt the need for some excitement. Come out and hear some favorites, come out and hear some new shit, come out to be a part of the party."

Guitarist Scott Ian states, "It is an absolute honor to be asked to open the Irvine shows for the Kings of Metal IRON MAIDEN. ANTHRAX's tours with IRON MAIDEN are my all-time favorites. Up The Irons!!!"

Lastly, bassist Frank Bello exclaims, "I saw them 2 weeks ago and sang every word. They're better then ever!! I can't wait to play with them again!! Good times!!"

ANTHRAX is currently writing for their new album. This will be their first studio album since 2003's "We've Come For You All", and also their first album with Dan Nelson on vocals.

ANTHRAX spring 2008 tour dates:

May 28 - Chicago - Double Door (warm-up show)
May 30 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (w/ IRON MAIDEN)
May 31 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (w/ IRON MAIDEN)


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