Anthrax have released a video promoting their upcoming 2017 U.K. and European tour, featuring drummer Charlie Benente. The Big Four legends are set to play their entire 'Among The Living' album during the dates, celebrating its 30th anniversary with the special shows dubbed 'Among The Kings - An Evening With Anthrax'. The clip can be viewed below.
The tour, which kicks off at Birmingham's O2 Institute on 9th February, marks the band's most extensive U.K. headline tour in over a decade. The full list of U.K. dates can be viewed below, with tickets going on sale this Friday 18th November at 10am from this location.
Anthrax this year celebrated their 35th anniversary and released their new album 'For All Kings' to widespread critical acclaim.
Says guitarist Scott Ian about the forthcoming shows: "Finally! We've been looking forward to headlining in the U.K. for so long!!! We have a killer set planned, new stuff, old faves, deep tracks and Among front to back. You'd better start getting in shape now for the epic war dance! See you soon my friends."
Support on all dates will come from up and coming British metallers The Raven Age.
Speaking exclusively to eonmusic at the Golden Gods Awards in London earlier this year, drummer Charlie Benante said of the band's resurgence; "You know it all has to do with this man [singer Joey Belladonna] being back with us. It inspired us to actually be a better band, and Metallica doing the Big Four [shows] inspired us to be a better band. Seriously, that’s what it all comes down to. We’re all very hungry, and we love heavy metal".
Anthrax 'Among The Kings - An Evening With Anthrax' 2017 U.K. Dates:
9 Feb - Birmingham, O2 Institute
10 Feb - London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
11 Feb - Bristol, O2 Academy
13 Feb - Nottingham, Rock City
14 Feb - Manchester, Academy
15 Feb - Glasgow, Barrowlands
16 Feb - Newcastle, Northumbria University
17 Feb - Norwich, UEA