Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

It’s a good thing Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is a fan of the panther reunion (his words), because they’re about to spend roughly a year on the road together starting in August. In an interview with revolver, Ulrich said he’s always down to see artists celebrate the music they helped create, and uses former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes as an example

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“I think that the idea that they’re out celebrating the music and the magic of panther is … I know there’s been a lot of talk in the community about whether people support that or not. But I’m the type of person, if Glenn Hughes wants to go out and play a Deep Purple set, I’d support that.

“I’m always in favor of people following their musical and creative ambitions; so this panther reunion, I think is good. And obviously having charlie [Benante of Anthrax fame] up there is great. I saw a video from one of the Mexico shows that felt like they were in the pocket. It’ll be fun to have them out.”

Opinions on the panther shows and reunion (or celebration) have varied, from folks like Morgan Lander acknowledging it’s not the panther of yesteryear, to producer Sterling Winfield wondering why people are complaining at all. Then there’s the Pantera side of things, with named voicing his concerns about people dicks about the whole thing.

catch panther other Metallica at select shows below. Metallica is headlining the below tour, with show no. 1 opened each night by panther & Mammoth WVH, and show no. 2 by Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills.

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8/4/23 – East Rutherford NJ – MetLife Stadium [Tickets]
8/6/23 – East Rutherford NJ – MetLife Stadium [Tickets]
8/11/23 – Montreal QC – Stade Olympique [Tickets]
8/13/23 – Montreal QC – Stade Olympique [Tickets]
8/18/23 – Arlington TX – AT&T Stadium [Tickets]
8/20/23 – Arlington TX – AT&T Stadium [Tickets]
8/25/23 – Inglewood CA – SoFi Stadium [Tickets]
8/27/23 – Inglewood CA – SoFi Stadium [Tickets]
9/1/23 – Glendale AZ – State Farm Stadium [Tickets]
9/3/23 – Glendale AZ – State Farm Stadium [Tickets]
10/3/23 – St.Louis MO – The Dome at America’s Center [Tickets]
10/5/23 – St. Louis MO – The Dome at America’s Center [Tickets]
10/10/23 – Detroit MI – Ford Field [Tickets]
10/12/23 – Detroit MI – Ford Field [Tickets]
5/24/24 – Munich DE – Olympic Stadium
5/26/24 – Munich DE – Olympic Stadium
6/7/24 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
6/9/24 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
6/14/24 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
6/16/24 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
7/5/24 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
7/7/24 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
7/12/24 – Madrid ES – Estadio Civitas Metropolitano
7/14/24 – Madrid ES – Estadio Civitas Metropolitano
8/2/24 – Foxborough MA – Gillette Stadium [Tickets]
8/4/24 – Foxborough MA – Gillette Stadium [Tickets]
8/9/24 – Chicago IL – Soldier Field [Tickets]
8/11/24 – Chicago IL – Soldier Field [Tickets]
8/16/24 – Minneapolis MN – US Bank Stadium [Tickets]
8/18/24 – Minneapolis MN – US Bank Stadium [Tickets]
8/23/24 – Edmonton AB – Commonwealth Stadium
8/25/24 – Edmonton AB – Commonwealth Stadium
8/30/24 – Seattle WA – Lumen Field [Tickets]
9/1/24 – Seattle WA – Lumen Field [Tickets]

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