||Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Charlie Benante on the first few weeks of Anthrax's 29-city European tour that kicked off on May 27th in Barcelona, Spain and runs until July 12th in Balingen, Germany. Benante, who had surgery on his hand last summer and has been going for regular physical therapy up until just recently, thought he'd be back to 100% for the Carolina Rebellion and Beale Street Music Festival shows that Anthrax also did earlier this month.
"Playing those shows, I realized I'm just not quite there yet," Charlie said, "especially for the schedule Anthrax has on these European dates. I'm hoping to join the tour for the last couple of weeks, but until then, we all appreciate that Jon can sit in for me."
Benante plans to be drumming on Anthrax handful of North American dates later this summer that include Heavy MTL in Montreal and the Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise set for late September with Motörhead, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, Testament, Down, High On Fire, and others.
Following these dates, Anthrax will enter the studio to write and record their follow up to 2011's Grammy-nominated Worship Music.
Furthermore, the legendary metal band will also release Chile On Hell, a live-in-concert DVD on September 16th, 2014. Chile On Hell was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013, and features Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue.