Philip Anselmo & The Illegals Perform Pantera’s ‘Walk’ With Cancer-Stricken Fan
On Tuesday, July 31, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals kicked off their U.S tour in Tulsa, Okla. During the show, Anselmo invited a young fan who is battling cancer to come onstage with the band to help perform a rendition of Pantera‘s 'Walk' (watch fan-shot video above) via the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Peyton Arens has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. On his Instagram page, Anselmo posted that Arens "tore it up" and posted some video (watch below). You can donate to Peyton's cause by clicking here.
Prior to kicking off 'Technicians of Distortion' tour with Warbeast and Author and Punisher, Anselmo and his band played a secret show in Louisiana. The trek is in support of Anselmo's first solo album 'Walk Through Exits Only.'
The night before their Aug. 16 show in New York, Anselmo and company have a special event planned at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville. On Aug. 15 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be hanging out, and there will be a private meet-and-greet and signing session along with other surprises. You can get all the details on the event here.
Even though 'Walk Through Exits Only' was just released, Anselmo tells Billboard.com that more music will be released soon. "I know for a fact I do have two songs that I'll release strictly for the upcoming Housecore Horror festival at the end of October in Austin, Texas. Those two songs, I think, musically flow together pretty f--kin' well. They're very sarcastic, very tongue-in-cheek. It's all part of the ol' Philip Anselmo f--ked-up world — and I don't mean drunk or wasted. I mean just f--kin' crazy. It's crazy around here!"