Anthrax books more reunion shows, plans live DVD shoot

Music News | May 13th, 2005

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The original Anthrax (bio | music | posters & photos) lineup–which recently played its first shows together in 13 years–have mapped a few more U.S. concerts, one of which the group plans to record for a live release.

Currently on tour in Australia, the group will return to the states later this month for shows in Las Vegas and West Hollywood, CA, on May 21 and 22, respectively, and a June 3 show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.
A “real U.S. tour will happen in October/November,” reads a message bassist Scott Ian posted at the group’s blog on Wednesday (5/11).

The band plans to film a live DVD during the June 3 concert in New Jersey, according to its website. No release date has been announced.

The May and June shows are the latest in a string of reunion performances that began late last month, and mark the first time that Anthrax members Joey Belladonna (vocals), Frankie Bello (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums), Scott Ian (bass) and Danny Spitz (guitar) have performed together since 1992.

Anthrax booted Belladonna in 1992 and replaced him with singer John Bush. Spitz left the group 10 years ago and became a watchmaker. Bello bailed out a year ago to join Helmet.

Bush reportedly was asked to participate in the tour, but declined in order to spend time with his family. Ian and Benante have indicated in various interviews that the group may still work with Bush in the future.