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Anthrax Announce Touring Guitarist to Replace Rob Caggiano

According to Loudwire, Anthrax has filled the vacancy by former lead guitarist Rob Caggiano departure last week.

Jon Donais from Shadows Fall Joins Anthrax on Tour
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Although no full-time guitarist has been named as Caggiano’s replacement, Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be going out on tour with Anthrax for their upcoming dates. Donais will temporarily fill in for ANTHRAX’s upcoming shows in India, the series of Soundwave festival dates in Australia, and the North American Metal Alliance Tour.

“I grew up on ANTHRAX, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of the ‘Big Four,’ I’d be crazy to not want to play with them,” said Donais. “Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band — Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed — who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”

Caggiano announced last week he was leaving the thrash band to dedicate more time to producing and studio work.

Here are Anthrax’s 2013 tour dates:

India:
2/16 — Dehli, India — Fly Festival
2/17 — Bangalore, India — Fly Festival

Soundwave:
2/23 — Brisbane, Australia — Soundwave Festival
2/24 — Sydney, Australia — Soundwave Festival
3/1 — Melbourne, Australia — Soundwave Festival
3/2 — Adelaide, Australia — Soundwave Festival
3/4 — Perth, Australia — Soundwave Festival

Metal Alliance:
3/22 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues
3/23 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues
3/24 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee
3/25 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues
3/27 — Los Angeles, Calif. — House of Blues
3/28 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom
3/29 — Portland, Ore. — Crystal Ballroom
3/30 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Commodore Ballroom
3/31 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox SODO
4/2 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall
4/4 — Minneapolis, Minn. — First Avenue
4/5 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues
4/6 — Detroit, Mich. — Fillmore
4/7 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s
4/9 — Dallas, Texas — House of Blues
4/10 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues
4/12 — Orlando, Fla. — House of Blues
4/13 — Charlotte, N.C. — Tremont
4/14 — Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore
4/16 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues
4/18 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts
4/20 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza

Read more about Rob Caggiano's departure from Anthrax

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