Vinnie Paul Of Pantera/HELLYEAH

May 11th Declared ‘Vinnie Paul Day’ In Clark County, Nevada, HELLYEAH Play First Show Since Vinnie’s Passing


Yesterday, May 11th, saw Hellyeah hit the stage for the first time since their drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s passing last June due to heart-related issues. The band recruited Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga to sit in for the show, which took place at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to the performance, which saw the live debut of the band’s current single “333” and covers of “I’m Broken” and “Walk” by Abbott‘s previous outfit Pantera, the day was officially declared ‘Vinnie Paul Day‘ in Clark County—aka the area of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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While famous for his love of his native Texas, Paul went on to spend his later years living in Vegas where he ultimately passed away. You can watch footage of the proclamation being read before the aforementioned concert below, with a picture of the proclamation also available. There’s also some fan-filmed footage of the show to be found as well.

HELLYEAH‘s sixth studio album is headed for a June 28th release date and will feature Paul‘s final studio recordings.

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