Pantera has been reported to perform at the Knotfest Brasil 2022 festival, set to take place on December 18 in São Paulo. The information has been noted by the Brazilian journalist José Norberto Flesch, who is a respected source for international concerts. However, it should be noted that this information has not yet been confirmed by an official source and should be treated as a rumor only.
Pantera might perform in Brazil and Mexico
Pantera is also rumored to be performing at this year’s edition of Mexico’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, which could take place in early December. However, as of right now, no official announcement has been made about the festival’s participating artists.
Last month, it was confirmed that the band’s surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) for a world tour under the Pantera banner. It has been noted that Anselmo and Brown, along with Wylde and Benante, will headline a number of major festivals across North America and Europe and stage some of their own headline concerts.
According to Billboard, the lineup has been given a green light by the estates of the band’s founders, drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, as well as Brown, who last year said Wylde wouldn’t tour with the band if a reunion were to happen. It’s unclear what changed his mind.
The following bands have been officially confirmed for Knotfest Brasil 2022:
Bring me the horizon
Motionless in white
The talk about a possible Pantera “Reunion” intensified when Anselmo regularly joined Wylde’s black label society to perform Pantera’s song “I’m broken” during down’s 2014 stint on the “Revolver golden gods tour”. That buzz only got stronger after Brown joined the jam on May 23, 2014 when the tour swung through texas.
PANTERA NO KNOTFEST!
— José Norberto Flesch (@jnflesch) August 17, 2022