The band kicked off the second leg of their reunion tour in Florida last night

Pantera live 2023 [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Pantera [The Rock Revival]

Last night, Pantera kicked off the second leg of their renowned reunion tour at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. They pulled out a deep cut – “Floods” – that hadn’t been played live since 2001. Released in 1996, “Floods” was the third single from Pantera’s eighth studio album, The Great Southern Trendkill. Clocking in at 7 minutes, the track is one of the longest songs in the band’s catalog. The guitar solo is considered by many fans and critics alike to be Dimebag Darrell’s best. In 2022, Guitar World ranked the shred session as the 32nd best solo in their ranking, “The 50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.”

Check out the fan-filmed footage from Florida below, with guitarist Zakk Wylde taking the lead.

Pantera’s blistering LP The Great Southern Trendkill followed their watershed 1994 album, Far Beyond Driven, which was the heaviest music album to ever take the No. 1 spot the Billboard 200 at the time. Topping it was a near-impossible task, but Pantera rose to the challenge. With crushing songs like “Drag the Waters,” “War Nerve,” “Suicide Note Pt. II,” and the title track, The Great Southern Trendkill hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 1 million copies in the United States.

On this new leg, Pantera are once again be joined by very special guests Lamb of God, which wraps up on February 27 at Centre Vidéotron in Québec City, QC.

“Looking forward to jamming with everybody,” said Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo at the time the tour was announced. “These shows mean a lot and we aim to kick ass! Love y’all!”

Pantera bassist Rex Brown added, “We’re really excited to announce new dates in 2024. Looking forward to bringing the show to some cities we missed in 2023. Come jam!”

“Excited to announce that we’ll be joining Pantera for another stretch of shows,” Lamb of God stated. “See you in February.”

Pantera live 2023 tour
Pantera [The Rock Revival]

Pantera kicked off their first full tour in over two decades on last July 28 at at The Pavilion at Star Lake, just outside of Pittsburgh. Revisit our review and live photos HERE. The band’s North American headlining tour with Lamb of God wrapped up last September 15 at Jiffy Lube Live in Virginia. Last fall, the band had featured slots at Louder Than Life in Kentucky and Aftershock in California. In November, Pantera finished their special guest run with Metallica in Detroit as part of their massive M72 World Tour.

This summer, Pantera have a featured slot at Download Festival in the UK alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, and more. It mark’s the band’s first UK appearance in over two decades. Pantera will also be supporting Metallica again next year on the second North American leg of their M72 Tour.

Pantera’s last studio effort was their 2000 watershed album Reinventing The Steel. The album landed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Many fans and critics maintain that the album is the band’s best overall piece of work. In October 2020, the album was re-mixed by producer Terry Date and re-released on CD, vinyl, and digital download to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

In 2001, Pantera’s classic lineup went on an indefinite hiatus and never reunited.

To date, the four-time GRAMMY® Award nominees have sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Last October, Lamb of God embarked their inaugural Headbanger’s Boat Cruise. The outing also featured Mastodon, Hatebreed, Testament, Shadows Fall, and many more. This spring, they are set to perform at the second annual Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside System of a Down, Slipknot, and more. In 2023, Lamb of God released their acclaimed eleventh studio album Omens. Featuring the hit single “Nevermore,” the record debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart.