PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will kick off a trio of live dates in Japan next week. Performing their special Vulgar Display of Pantera set, the band will ravage stages in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka with support provided by Housecore labelmates King Parrot and Palm. The journey serves as a precursor to a host of live takeovers in the coming months and follows the band’s month-long US run supporting Slayer on their final farewell tour.
In March, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will return to Mexico to play Heaven And Hell fest with Amon Amarth, Deep Purple, Paradise Lost, and more before heading to Tempe, Arizona in April for UFest 2020 to share the stage with the likes of Volbeat and Clutch. Additionally, THE ILLEGALS will dominate the festival circuit overseas this summer beginning with a pair of shows in Russia in July as well as slots on Metal Days, Brutal Assault, Bloodstock, and others with more shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS — featuring Anselmo with guitarists Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) and Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al), drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast), and Derek Engemann (Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) — released the critically-adored Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length in 2018 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic, the record hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision.
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. Order bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS:
1/28/2020 Liquidroom – Tokyo, JP w/ King Parrot, Palm [tickets]
1/29/2020 Club Quattro – Nagoya, JP w/ King Parrot, Palm [tickets]
1/30/2020 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, JP w/ King Parrot, Palm [tickets]
3/14/2020 Heaven & Hell – Mexico City, MX
4/04/2020 Ufest @ Big Surf – Tempe, AZ
7/22/2020 A2 Green Concert – Saint Petersburg, RU [tickets]
7/23/2020 Adrenaline Stadium – Moscow, RU [tickets]
7/25/2020 Metal Days 2020 – Tolmin, SI
7/31/2020 Barba Negra Track – Budapest, HU
8/01/2020 Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2020 – Rasnov, RO
8/02/2020 Yunak Stadium – Sofia, BG
8/04/2020 Klub Studio – Krakow, PL
8/05/2020 Brutal Assault 25 – Jaromer, CZ
8/07/2020 Bloodstock – Derbyshire, UK
8/08/2020 Alcatraz – Kortrijk, BE