Anthrax / The Return Of Dan Lilker After 40 Years

With Frank Bello not able to accompany Anthrax on their South American tour, the band have announced that founding member and original bassist Dan Lilker will return to cover the shows. Lilker will also cover two US festival dates in May.

“I’m really looking forward to jamming with Anthrax again,” Dan Lilker told MetalTalk. “When we parted ways back in 1984, they told me to stick around because they might need me in 40 years.”

The South American Tour is set to kick off on 13 April 2024 at MXMF The Metal Fest. Lilker is covering dates for Frank Bello as the latter is unable to play for personal reasons.

Lilker, who co-wrote and played on Anthrax’s debut album Fistful of Metal, was also a member of Stormtroopers of Death with Charlie Benante and Scott Ian.

“We’re all very excited about with playing with Danny again,” Anthrax said, “and we really appreciate his filling in for Frank. It’s been way too long since we played South America, so you don’t want to miss these shows. They’re going to be insane.”

Lilker has not been idle over the past four decades, having played in a wide variety of bands. He was the bassist for the thrash/metal band Nuclear Assault and the grindcore band Brutal Truth. He also plays bass for Exit-13, Malformed Earthborn, The Ravenous, Overlord Exterminator, Venomous Concept, and more.

With Lilker on bass, dates for Anthrax’s upcoming tour are as follows:

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13 MXMF The Metal Fest, Ciudad De México, Mexico
15 Cancha Diamante, San Salvador, El Salvador
17 Pepper’s, San Jose, Costa Rica
19 The Metal Fest, Quito, Ecuador
21 The Metal Fest, Santiago, Chile
23 Sala de Museo, Montevideo, Uruguay
25 El Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 Summer Breeze Open Air, São Paulo, Brazil

9 Welcome to Rockville, Daytona Beach, FL
17 Sonic Temple Festival, Columbus, OH

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