Concert Organizer Bows to Politicians' Demands, Cancels Pantera Show

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2023
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We're barely two months into the reunited rump of Pantera touring again, and the legendary heavy metal band is already at the center of a free speech scandal.

Earlier this week, music news site Consequence reported that the band has been booted from the lineup of two German music festivals and had a scheduled performance in Vienna, Austria, canceled as well. Concerts organizers haven't been explicit about the reasons for the canceled performances.

The reporting thus far suggests it's in response to a 2016 incident when Pantera lead singer Phil Anselmo threw out...

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