Tickets for the Anthrax 40 year anniversary global stream event go on sale today. Broadcast from Los Angeles, the show starts at midnight (BST) on Saturday 17 July.
Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante and Jon Donais will perform an extensive set of hits and deep cuts from the band’s entire catalogue.
Event tickets and special bundles, including a chat with the band, are available from anthraxlive.com
The event will also be available as video on demand until 25 July 25th.
Scott Ian told MetalTalk: “I was a 17-year-old Metal-head kid from Queens when I started this band. Now, I am a 57-year-old Metal-head kid from Queens about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this band. That means for 40 years, I’ve gotten to do exactly what I’ve wanted to do. Getting to do what I love and being a part of something so much bigger than myself has made the time, the unbelievable weight of 40, seem so light.
“It’s been an amazing story so far, and I see 40 as a milestone that absolutely should be recognised and celebrated. Congratulations to us! I also see 40 as a stepping stone to the next chapter of Anthrax. We still have a lot to say and some killer riffs to unleash. I’m not going to say, here’s to 40 more because nobody wants to see that (I would be 97).
“How about, here’s to at least ten more, and we’ll go from there! Thank you for enabling me, my friends.”