Having spent last summer on Ozzfest 2000, Texas ragers Pantera have learned there's strength in numbers, so the band is grabbing some hard-rock kin for a multi-band tour starting in June.
Fellow Ozzfest alums Slayer and Static-X will serve as openers for the furious foursome, a source at Pantera's management company confirmed, with additional acts to be named later. Further details on the hard-rock extravaganza are expected later this week, with an itinerary secured by April 1.
News of the summer trek comes as Pantera are wrapping up the rescheduled dates from a December tour that was stalled after singer Phil Anselmo suffered two broken ribs (see [article id="1433004"]"Pantera Line Up Dates For Rescheduled Tour"[/article]). Once the roadwork (with Soulfly and Nothingface) subsides on April 2, they'll take some time off before embarking on a journey through Alaska, Korea and Australia in May.
Static-X, meanwhile, have just completed work on their second album, Machine, and will headline a brief U.S. tour in April and May, according to their publicist. An itinerary will be confirmed shortly.