Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed to Embark on North American Tour


Thrash metal band Anthrax, from left to right: Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Jonathan Donias, Joey Belladonna, Charlie Benante.

Anthrax – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Anthrax and Black Label Society are joining forces for a co-headlining North American run

It’s hard to believe, but Anthrax and Black Label Society have never hit the road on a tour together- until now. The two bands have scheduled a co-headlining run, running for five weeks, this summer throughout the United States and Canada. Hatebreed will open.

“Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988,” Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian said in a statement regarding his friendship with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde.

“We’ve had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk and BLS around the world, and it’s always been a head-banging mutual admiration society between the two bands,” Ian added. “Now we get to share the stage every night on what is easily going to be the heaviest tour of 2022 – the ultimate pounding one-two combination of bands. Oh, and did I mention we’ve got fucking Hatebreed with us as our special guests? Holy crap, it’s going to be the night of 1000 crushing riffs. I can’t wait to see you all on the road.”

View the tour dates below. The trek kicks off July 26 in Phoenix, Arizona, and runs through an Aug. 28 date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For ticketing information, head to Anthrax or Black Label Society’s website.

“Anthrax is one of The bestest/legendary metal/thrash band of all time – I have been buds with Scotty, Charlie, Frankie and Joey for over 3O years & they are some of the bestest people you will meet,” Wylde said in a statement. “Jon is the bestest new addition Anthrax could ask for – Hatebreed are The bestest hardcore/extreme metal band and bestest friends with Anthrax and Black Label Society. The Anthrax and Black Label Society and Hatebreed tour is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!”

Anthrax, Black Label Society + Hatebreed 2022 Tour Dates:

07/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
07/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
07/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Heart Health Park
08/01 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
08/04 – Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana
08/05 – Oshkosh, WI @ Oshkosh Arena
08/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
08/08 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom *
08/09 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
08/12 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
08/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
08/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
08/16 – Nashville, @ TN Ryman Auditorium
08/18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
08/19 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
08/20 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
08/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE Outside
08/23 – Toronto, ON @ History
08/24 – Trois Riviere, QC @ Amphitheatre Cogeco
08/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *
* = no Hatebreed



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