Foo Fighters will replace Pantera at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, two German festivals taking place simulatenously this summer. Foo Fighters will headline Rock Am Ring on Friday, June 2nd and Rock Im Park on Sunday, June 4th. The Foos wrote on Instagram: “Germany – we’ll see you Friday, June 2nd at @rockamringofficial and Sunday, June 4th at @rockimparkofficial! Tickets are on sale now!”
The reformed Pantera features original members Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante paying homage to the late Abbott Brothers who founded the band in the 1980s. Pantera was removed from both festivals earlier this week after controversy over singer Philip Anselmo making a Nazi-style salute and screaming “white power” during a Dimebash event in Hollywood back in 2016. The singer says he made an “off-color joke” about drinking white wine backstage and made the comment and gesture to audience members taunting him, but apologized later that month. The German Green Party for the Nuremberg City Council released a statement earlier this month asking that organizers to remove the band for “stirring up anti-racist and anti-fascist circles.”
The Foo Fighters have announced headlining appearances at Boston Calling, Sonic Temple and the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival, their first performances since the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkin in March 2022.
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