After the unbridled enthusiasm of their opening acts put rumors of the tour on the lips of fans online, the self-proclaimed modern metal kings of Pantera have officially announced the details of their tour with Kittie and Morbid Angel.
Having spent the summer on Ozzfest 2000, Pantera will embark on its first bit of headlining dates in support of "Reinventing The Steel," which hit stores back in March. The trek kicks off on November 7 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and so far has dates lined up through early December.
In addition to prepping for the tour, Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo will also spend much his time in coming weeks working with House Of Shock, the annual house of horrors he stages for charity outside of New Orleans. This year marks the eighth for Anselmo's House Of Shock (www.houseofshock.com), which opens its doors on October 6.
After that, though, it will be all about rock as the band's "Real Steel" tour is slated to kick off one week after Halloween. "Our fans know that there's nothing like a f***ing full-on Pantera show," Anselmo said in a release announcing the tour. "Pantera are primed to pulverize your senses with abrasive, loud, excessive pure heavy f***ing metal."
If you're up for having your senses pulverized, here's where to catch Pantera, Kittie, and Morbid Angel on the "Real Steel" tour:
- 11/7 - Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
- 11/8 - Birmingham, AL @ Boutwell Auditorium
- 11/10 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock
- 11/11 - Tampa, FL @ Sun Dome
- 11/13 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
- 11/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
- 11/16 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
- 11/17 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- 11/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
- 11/20 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
- 11/21 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 11/22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Center
- 11/24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Pepsi Coliseum
- 11/25 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
- 11/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
- 11/28 - Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
- 11/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum
- 12/1 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
- 12/2 - Akron, OH @ Rhodes Arena
- 12/3 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Gardens
- 12/5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Myriad Center
- 12/6 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
- 12/8 - Houston, TX @ Astro Arena