Pantera have issued an replace following Rex Brown’s absence from the lineup at their Knotfest Chile set on Dec. 11 the place two fill-ins had been tapped as a substitute. Brown confirms he has contracted COVID-19 and can miss the band’s remaining 2022 exhibits earlier than rejoining them within the new 12 months.
“Because of all of our followers and everybody at Knotfest Chile for a tremendous present,” reads a publish on Pantera’s Facebook web page, which additionally consists of a number of images from the 12-song set the place bassist Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) and Bobby Landgraf (ex-Down) each helped anchor the low finish for the evening.
South American radio station Futuro had reported on Dec. 11 that Brown had examined constructive for COVID, which he has since informed followers that he “caught a really delicate pressure” of the virus. Out of precaution for the well being and security of his bandmates and highway crew and as a result of Pantera’s “personal protocols,” the bassist is compelled to take a seat out the band’s closing 2022 exhibits.
“I am feeling higher and am on my approach to a speedy restoration,” the bassist provides, reassuring followers of his well being whereas exclaiming, “Merry fckn [sic] Christmas and see you all subsequent 12 months!”
Because of all of our followers & everybody at Knotfest Chile for a tremendous present.
Because of Derek Engenmann & Bobby Landgraf for dealing with bass duties final evening.
A notice from Rex: ‘I caught a really delicate pressure of Covid, however due to our personal protocols, I merely don’t wanna danger getting my brothers or the crew sick!! I’m feeling higher & am on my approach to a speedy restoration. Merry Fckn Christmas & see you all subsequent 12 months!’
Brown was absent final evening (Dec. 12) at a headlining present in Santiago, Chile and also will not be readily available for the Dec. 15 and 18 dates in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is anticipated to be again on the highway with Pantera subsequent 12 months with European dates booked from late Could into early July after which its over to the U.S. and Canada to complete out the 12 months.
Over the summer time of 2023, Pantera will function one of many particular visitors for Metallica’s headlining tour the place they’ll play two nights at every scheduled cease. Every evening will characteristic completely different openers, so test listings fastidiously when scooping up tickets here to catch the Pantera comeback.
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