Rob Zombie Teaming With Anthrax For North American 'Witch' Hunt

Tour kicks off June 30 in Texas.

When you're as busy as Rob Zombie — what with the films and the music and being awesome and all — time is a valuable commodity.

This is why the rocker/horror king is taking a much-needed break following his Educated Horses trek with Lacuna Coil and Bullet for My Valentine (see "Rob Zombie Taking Educated Horses On The Road"), which concluded two weeks ago. After two months off the road, Rob will launch a new set of dates with metal icons Anthrax — who recently reunited with singer Joey Belladonna. The 26-city American Witch Tour will kick off June 30 in El Paso, Texas.

Zombie — whose Educated Horses debuted at #5 on Billboard's albums chart last month — will be hitting several secondary markets on the tour, which concludes on August 4 in Salem, Oregon. It's expected that the jaunt will expand within the next few weeks, with more show announcements coming soon.

Zombie will be accompanied by former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and drummer Tommy Clufetos — the same lineup that joined him on Ozzfest's second stage last summer.

The Zombie dates will be Anthrax's first since the group's classic lineup — Belladonna, guitarists Scott Ian and Danny Spitz, drummer Charlie Benante and bassist Frankie Bello — re-formed for a tour last year, its first in some 13 years (see "Anthrax's Classic Lineup Will Tour, Warn Fans About Vaccines").

Rob Zombie/ Anthrax tour dates, according to Zombie's Web site:

  • 6/30 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum

  • 7/1 - Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheatre

  • 7/2 - Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum

  • 7/5 - McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real Special Events Center

  • 7/7 - North Little Rock, AR @ North Shore River Walk

  • 7/8 - Springfield, MO @ Jordan Valley Festival Grounds

  • 7/9 - Valley Center, KS @ Kansas Coliseum

  • 7/11 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center

  • 7/12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Fairgrounds Arena

  • 7/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex

  • 7/15 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater

  • 7/16 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

  • 7/18 - Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium

  • 7/19 - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad Cities

  • 7/20 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center

  • 7/22 - Mankato, MN @ Midwest Wireless Civic Center

  • 7/23 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium

  • 7/24 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall

  • 7/26 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza

  • 7/27 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center

  • 7/28 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium

  • 7/30 - Saskatoon, SK @ Prairieland Exhibition Park

  • 7/31 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre

  • 8/1 - Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral

  • 8/3 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE/Pacific Coliseum

  • 8/4 - Salem, OR @ Salem Armory Auditorium