Rex Brown got sick COVID, Pantera has a replacement for now

Rex Brown got sick COVID, Pantera has a replacement for now

The renewed Pantera continues their South American tour, but with replacements. The band’s bass player Rex Brown got sick with COVID and Pantera performs with a replacement. Instead of Rex on stage we can see Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation, Scour and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals) and Bobby Landgraf (Down) who previously worked with Philip Anselmo in his projects. With this line-up the band already performed at Knotfest in Chile on December 11 and also on December 12 at Movistar Arena with 17,000 seats in Santiago, Chile. A video of the performances can be seen below. Two concerts are also planned in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 15 with Judas Priest and on December 18 at Knotfest Brasil.

Meanwhile, Brown himself reported that he is doing well after being diagnosed with COVID and will rejoin the band in 2023.

I caught a very mild strain of Covid, but because of our own protocols, I simply do not wanna risk getting my brothers or the crew sick!! I’m feeling better & am on my way to a speedy recovery. Merry Fckn Christmas & see you all next Year!

Thanks to all of our fans & everyone at Knotfest Chile for an amazing show. Thanks to Derek Engemann & Bobby Landgraf for handling bass duties last night.

Let me remind you that the new Pantera lineup debuted on December 2 at Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Mexico, and also performed on December 6 at Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Mexico.