Friday, July 10, 2015
Anthrax will perform the final metal show at the Sunset Strip’s House Of Blues on July 29.
The venue will officially close on August 7 to make way for a new hotel/housing/retail complex.
“Every show we’ve done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party,” says bassist Frank Bello. “Everyone who we’re friends with who’s not on tour shows up, either to jam or drink or just hang out. And I’ll really miss that. Sunset Boulevard has lost its last great place to play.”
“The memories that have been created will always live on for anyone who went to the HOB,” adds drummer Charlie Benante. “I feel honored and privileged to have this last chance to blow the roof off of the HOB. The Strip will soon end up looking like a corporate strip mall, no memories there.”
Anthrax is currently in the final stages of recording the follow up to their 2011 album, “Worship Music”; the new project is expected in early 2016.
The band will play a series of major U.S. festivals this summer and is confirmed to join Motorhead for several dates on that group’s 40th anniversary tour, including Motorhead’s Motorboat 2015.
In the fall, Anthrax will then play Loud Park 15 in Japan, and join Slayer for a six-week European tour.
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