||11th May 2010
JOEY BELLADONNA REJOINS ANTHRAX
Anthrax have announced that former frontman Joey Belladonna has rejoined the band and will join them on stage for their Big Four tour dates this summer with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer.
Belladonna was the band's vocalist from 1985 to 1992 and sang on ten studio albums during his time with the group. The singer was fired from the band in 1992 and replaced by John Bush but briefly reconnected with Anthrax for a reunion tour in 2005 and 2006.
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"I am super-excited about this," guitarist Scott Ian told MTV. "Joey and the rest of the band came to see me play at a club in New York, I hadn't seen Joey for years, since the end of the reunion tour. Joey taps me on the shoulder, instant big hug, it felt like no time had gone by."
"The band dynamic is an interesting one — in Anthrax, Joey and I spent so many years of our lives together, we grew up together, we know each other so well, so it was like no time was lost," he added.
Anthrax's play the following.
June 16 - Warsaw, Poland - Sonisphere
June 18 - Wil, Switzerland - Sonisphere
June 19 - Mimon, Czech Republic - Sonisphere
June 20 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien
June 22 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Sonisphere
June 24 - Athens, Greece - Sonisphere
June 26 - Bucharest, Romania - Sonisphere
June 27 - Istanbul, Turkey - Sonisphere
July 31 - Knebworth, United Kingdom - Sonisphere
August 1 - Lokerse, Belgium - Lokerse FeeSten Festival
August 3 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropool
August 5 - Moscow, Russia - B1
August 7 - Stockholm, Sweden - Sonisphere
August 8 - Pori, Finland - Sonisphere