A Pantera Reunion 2023 is Happening

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Its interesting that Pantera are touring again without the Abbott brothers. Could you do The Beatles without John and George or Motörhead without Lemmy?
I’ve always liked the idea of Zakk Wylde doing a tour with Pantera, but now that there’s no Vinnie Paul it’s an even bigger ask of the fanbase to support this.
Personally, I feel that it’s only fitting that Terry Glaze is somehow involved but that’s just my personal preference.
I won’t shit on this, as those great songs deserve to be played live.

Surviving members of Arlington metal band Pantera are reuniting for 2023 tour. Guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante will be joining them in place of the late Dimebag Darell and Vinnie Paul, who died in 2004 and 2018 respectively. This would serve as the metal legends’ first time playing under the Pantera name since 2001.

Metal social media was blown up yesterday by the news that a Pantera reunion is happening. The news was received both positively and negatively by fans. Some excited to hear Pantera songs played live again while many have expressed hesitation at the thought of a Pantera tour without the Abbott brothers. Others pointed out Anselmo’s white power outburst in 2016, suggesting that it has tainted Pantera’s legacy.

Several fans have taken to Twitter to share their sentiments about the news. While some are ecstatic, others seem a bit torn over the idea of a tour taking place with only half of the surviving members.

“Pantera tour 2023. I will be in that fucking pit,” one user wrote.

“Pantera reunion tour is a thing… man, I love that band with my whole heart, but without Dime and Vinnie I don’t know,” remarked another.

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