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Charlie Benante To Sit Out Immediate Anthrax Shows, Replacement Announced


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New York City, NY thrash legends Anthrax have announced that their drummer Charlie Benante will be absent from their immediate live shows due to requiring a “minor procedure”. In his place will be Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, etc.).

A statement issued by Anthrax yesterday (January 20th) reads:

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“Our man who beats the beat – Charlie Benante – has stepped away from the tour for a few days to have a minor procedure done and will not be at the next few shows. Never fear, the formidable Derek Roddy is filling in while Charlie is away – and no worries, Charlie will be back soon. In the meantime, the metal is still heavy and the show must go on. We’ll see you there!”

The band’s tour with Black Label Society and Exodus kicked off this week and runs as follows:

01/21 Penticton, BC – So. Okanagan Events Ctr.
01/22 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Events Centre
01/24 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
01/25 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
01/27 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
01/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
01/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
01/31 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
02/02 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
02/03 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
02/04 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
02/05 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/07 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
02/08 St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center + Arena
02/11 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
02/13 Omaha, NE – The Admiral Theater
02/14 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
02/15 Albuquerque, NM – Revel Entertainment Center
02/17 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
02/18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

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