Burgettstown, PA- It is for the fans. It is for the brotherhood. It is for the legacy. It is all for the love of music. Pantera, the band that many believed would tour again, well never say never. Their opening show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania here in the USA, was energetic, beautiful, emotional, and phenomenal.
The opening act for Pantera, is Lamb of God and the first band playing was Snafu. Snafu is a death punk band out of Michigan, and they got the night started with a smashing loud set. The audience responded well, and even more, concertgoers were still coming into the amphitheater. Snafu was grateful and honored to open for Lamb of God and Pantera. Snafu is playing only a few select shows with Pantera, so if you don’t see them on this tour, be sure to look them up and check them out, it is well worth the time.
Lamb of God took to the stage with a roar from the crowd and yet the crowd was still gathering into the amphitheater. Their performance is energetic and emotional. Pantera is a major inspiration for Lamb of God. There were moments when anyone could tell how grateful and honored Lamb of God is just to be out touring with Pantera. The lighting during the set was fabulous with purple, white, yellow, red, blue, and green.
Fantastic musicians were on stage this night and the audience was loud in response to the music. Lamb of God blew the audience away with songs such as Resurrection Man and Ruin. Their set was a perfect way to get the crowd ready for Pantera.
It was time for Pantera to hit the stage hard and they took the amphitheater over with power. This is what the world needs now, a show from a great band. This band, this night, honors what music means to them. Unfortunately, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell were not there, may they rest in peace, but they were looking down smiling and headbanging. Former Black Sabbath and now Black Label Society guitarists Zakk Wylde on guitar, and Charlie Benante from the band Anthrax on drums, gave performances of a lifetime. Pantera gave the performance of a lifetime. A powerful guitar, an emotional drum, and a mega-powerful voice make for an audience that makes a circle pit. This is what the crowd wanted and makes a phenomenal show. Songs such as I’m Broken and the cover of Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan while bringing back Slaughtered which the band hasn’t played in 22 years, were highlights of the concert. Happy Birthday to You was sung to the member Rex Brown and Snafu walked out for the song Walk. During the encore the song How Soon is Now? was covered which is a song from the band The Smiths. The audience went wild and showed appreciation with a circle pit throughout the set. There was some pyro, there was fog, and lighting illuminated the stage in colors of white, green, yellow, red, and purple. That night was all about the music, and it was a spectacular show.
Powerful metal filled the air, and this is the concert to see this year! Check out this show and come away with a fantastic memory,
Check out the bands here: https://pantera.com/newshistory/
LAMB OF GOD:
Walk with me in Hell
Laid to Rest
A New Level
Mouth for War
Strength Beyond Strength
Suicide Note Part II
5 Minutes Alone
Happy Birthday to You – For Rex Brown
Walk – with Snafu
Cowboys from Hell
Revolution is My Name
How soon is Now?