It may have taken them 33 years, and with 2 original members most, unfortunately, passing on, but the mighty Texan, groove metal powerhouse that is Pantera, is finally making their debut in the metal-starved Bulgarian capital, Sofia, on 26th May 2023, in the legendary Arena Sofia, as part of their 9 date European leg.
Surviving original members Phil Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (Bass), took the world by storm when they announced that they will be restarting Pantera as a tribute to the late Abbott brothers, Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, with the help of their good friends, guitarist Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and drummer Charlie Benante from Anthrax, who have both proven their immense work ethic, talent and respect for the Abbot brothers, with uncanny performances of the legendary metal anthems of Pantera.
This announcement immediately sparked online wars and divided the fans of the band, as some were unsure, whether the band would feel like Pantera without the talented Abbott brothers. Nevertheless, nostalgia prevailed, and Pantera have been gaining massive support around the world, with many sold-out headlining shows, as well as scheduled support acts for Metallica’s M72 world tour, which is sure to fire up the nostalgia to the max for all the old-school fans!
Currently, Pantera has their eyes set on Europe, with 9 dates, which kick-off on the 26th of May 2023, in none other than the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, with a special invitation from Fest Team, who managed to arrange this real treat for the Bulgarian fans, who by the way, are a testament to the near religious-like following of the metal genre! Even if you are not a native, it is highly recommended that you attend this specific show, as the Bulgarian fans never disappoint, and always deliver to a night of hard partying and celebrating, when their favorite bands are in town! Therefore, it is a guarantee that Pantera has chosen wisely by opening the leg of their European visit in Sofia, as it is set to be an unforgettable night, with thousands of sore necks, in the days following the concert!
Fans wishing to purchase tickets can do so from www.ticketstation.bg, where the prices range from 80-160BGN.
More information can be found at festteam.bg, ticketstation.bg, and the social media channels of the band.