Pantera Headlining Summer Tour With Slayer, Static-X

Slayer, Static-X are first acts confirmed to join the extravaganza, which kicks off in June.

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 “Pantera Line Up Dates For Rescheduled Tour” ). 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.