Anthrax borrows Shadows Fall guitarist for impending gigs
Anthrax has tapped Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais to fill in on the band's current itinerary, which includes the Metal Alliance tour.
Longtime Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano announced his departure earlier this month, around the same time the band unveiled their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance trek.
"Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I'd be interested in filling in," Donais explained in a press release. "Then Scott (Ian) called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he's being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band...who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this."
The worldwide schedule with Donais features two mid-February dates in India and a week's worth of Australian stops before the March 22 U.S. kick-off in Anaheim, CA. The metal tour, which spans 22 dates, will also feature Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail, as well as other bands to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the Metal Alliance tour are on sale now at the trek's website.
Six more shows, half in Europe and half in Central and South America, are also on the books, though there's no word yet on who will fill in the guitarist role for those performances.
16 - Delhi, India - Fly Festival
17 - Bangalore, India - Fly Festival
23 - Brisbane, Australia - Soundwave Festival
24 - Sydney, Australia - Soundwave Festival
1 - Melbourne, Australia - Soundwave Festival
2 - Adelaide, Australia - Soundwave Festival
4 - Perth, Australia - Soundwave Festival
22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
23 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
24 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
25 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
27 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
28 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
29 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
30 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
31 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
2 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
4 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
6 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
7 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
9 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
14 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
20 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores
15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - HSBC
18 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Hell and Heaven Festival
2 - Przystanek, Poland - Polish Woodstock
3 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken
11 - Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock