Anthrax to Play Final Sunset Strip House of Blues Metal Show


Story by Anne Erickson

Anthrax will help say farewell to the legendary Sunset Strip House of Blues in West Hollywood

The famed Sunset Strip House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., will rock its last show on Aug. 7, and metal band Anthrax has been tapped to help say farewell to the longstanding venue. The group will appear at the Sunset HOB’s “last metal show” on July 29.  For ticket information, visit Anthrax’s website.

“Every show we’ve done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party,” bass player Frank Bello said in a statement. “Everyone who we’re friends with who’s not on tour shows up, either to jam or drink or just hang out.  And I’ll really miss that.  Sunset Boulevard has lost its last great place to play.”

“The memories that have been created will always live on for anyone who went to the HOB,” added drummer Charlie Benante. “I feel honored and privileged to have this last chance to blow the roof off of the HOB. The Strip will soon end up looking like a corporate strip mall, no memories there.”

In other news, following the guys’ Sunset Strip House of Blues gig, Anthrax will team up with Motorhead on the band’s 40th anniversary tour kicking off in August. Anthrax are also currently writing and recording a new album that’s expected to arrive in the first part of 2016.