Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Anthrax announce 40th anniversary European tour

Anthrax have announced dates for a fall 2022 40th anniversary tour of the UK and Europe.

Set to begin with the launch of eight UK shows in late September, the six-week series will see the thrash outfit play 28 dates in 16 countries by the time it wraps up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5.

Crossover thrash band Municipal Waste will support on all dates.

"It sure has been a long time since we rock ’n’ rolled in the UK and Europe,” says drummer Charlie Benante, "but we’re coming back soon to bring the noise to all of you guys. Being that we can’t get over there until 2022, we’re going to make sure that every show will be an eventful one. We won’t just be playing four decades of songs to celebrate our ongoing 40th anniversary - hey, we’ll be giving YOU some history! - but we just might have some brand new ones for you as well. Can’t wait to see all your happy, smiling faces!!!"

"There's just something special about Europe,"
adds singer Joey Belladonna. "Our fans there have always had a full-fledged excitement about our shows, and I enjoy performing more than anyone can imagine, so we're really looking forward to this tour."

Tickets fior the 2022 tour will go on sale this Friday, August 20 at 10 AM, BST, 11 AM, CET; for full ticket details, visit anthrax.com.

Anthrax recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a very special livestream performance that saw the band deliver a deep cuts set featuring tracks from their entire career-spanning catalog.

40th anniversary

UK/European tour 2022

Sep 27 - Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy
Sep 29 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Sep 30 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
Oct 01 - Newcastle, UK @ 02 City Hall
Oct 03 - Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy
Oct 04 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Oct 06 - Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy
Oct 08 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Oct 10 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
Oct 11 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
Oct 13 - Paris, France @ Bataclan
Oct 14 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
Oct 15 - Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Oct 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall
Oct 18 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Trädgår'n
Oct 19 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
Oct 21 - Oulu, Finland @ Tullisali
Oct 22 - Turku, Finland @ Logomo
Oct 23 - Talinn, Estonia @ Kultuurikatel
Oct 25 - Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
Oct 26 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschapp
Oct 27 - Stuttgart, Germany @ LKA Longhorn
Oct 29 - Czech Republic @ Sono, Brno
Oct 31 - Budapest, Hungary @ Babra Negra
Nov 01 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Culture Factory
Nov 02 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Nov 04 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov 05 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex

See also:

Anthrax revisit For All Kings on 40th anniversary video series
Anthrax revisit The Big Four on 40th anniversary series
Anthrax share The Devil You Know from 40th anniversary livestream
Anthrax rebuild momentum with 2003’s We’ve Come For You All
Search Anthrax at hennemusic