The estate of the late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has released a statement about the upcoming return of Pantera to the world’s stages. They will be playing their first live show since 2001 next Friday, December 2, featuring Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) on guitar and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) on drums.
The statement reads:
“There can never be a Pantera reunion without Vinnie and Dime. However, there is no better way to celebrate and honor Vinnie and Dime’s legacy, than to bring the music of Pantera directly to the fans. We are honored that Charlie and Zakk, their very close friends and musical brothers, will share the stage with Philip and Rex, to unleash the power of Pantera live around the world.
The Vincent Paul Abbott Estate“