Philip Anselmo & The Illegals at Cain’s Ballroom

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So I have officially come to the conclusion that we don’t NEED a Pantera reunion. Why you ask? Because Philip Anselmo and the Illegals, that’s why! Their live show completely blew me away! Phil is still so killer with his vocal performance and stage presence. This guy stalks the stage in the most angry and badass way possible. His band The Illegals are truly amazing and must be seen in a live setting! The new album is a fun and energetic  listen with tons of heavy grooves and badass vocals by Philip! The best part of this show which was the opening night of the tour was when Phil brought Peyton on stage.  Peyton is a boy stricken with cancer who had been in contact with Phil earlier on in the week asking for a special gift and Phil delivered in a HUGE way. Peyton took the stage and did a killer version of Pantera’s “Walk” on guitar with Phil and Peyton’s buddy played bass! This really showed just how great of a guy Phil really is, so humble and down to earth and you could  tell this all night with his crowd interaction. The loyal fans gave Phil and The Illegals roaring approval on the new album material and at the end of the night Hank III joined Phil on stage for a great version of “Fuck Your Enemy” by Superjoint Ritual.  I recommend catching this show when it comes to a town near you as Phil may not tour on this album too much considering he still has Down to write and tour with.  It really is a great show and how can you go wrong with the killer Warbeast supporting Phil on this tour!

philip anselmo at cain's ballroom in tulsa ok

Philip Anselmo & The Illegals kicking ass at the Cain’s Ballroom!

philip anselmo at cain's ballroom in tulsa ok

philip anselmo at cain's ballroom in tulsa ok

philip anselmo at cain's ballroom in tulsa ok

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