Best Seats to see Pantera
Upcoming Events Calendar
Feb 26Mon . 07:00 PM
Pantera with Lamb of GodScotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Feb 27Tue . 07:00 PM
Pantera with Lamb of GodCentre Videotron, Quebec, QC
Aug 02Fri . 05:59 PM
Metallica with Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH and Ice Nine Kills (2 Day Pass)Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Aug 02Fri . 06:00 PM
Metallica with Pantera and Mammoth WVHGillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Aug 09Fri . 06:59 PM
Metallica with Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH and Ice Nine Kills (2 Day Pass)Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Aug 09Fri . 07:00 PM
Metallica with Pantera and Mammoth WVHSoldier Field, Chicago, IL
Aug 16Fri . 07:59 PM
Metallica with Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH and Ice Nine Kills (2 Day Pass)U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Aug 16Fri . 08:00 PM
Metallica with Pantera and Mammoth WVHU.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Aug 23Fri . 07:59 PM
Metallica with Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH and Ice Nine Kills (2 Day Pass)Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Aug 23Fri . 08:00 PM
Metallica with Pantera and Mammoth WVHCommonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
When it comes to live performances, Pantera has always been about raw energy. Small venues like First Avenue in Minneapolis or the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia have been electrified by their intense sets. The proximity to the stage in these settings allows for an immediate and visceral experience. However, larger venues like The Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan offer a different flavor. The sound engulfs you, and if you opt for the best seats, near the soundboard, you get a balanced mix of vocals and instruments.
Pantera’s ascension wasn't a solo endeavor. Sharing stages with bands like Slayer, Black Sabbath, and White Zombie, they've been part of lineups that are nothing short of legendary. These collaborations not only elevated the band's status but also allowed them to polish and perfect their live act.
The ticket pricing for a Pantera concert varies significantly depending on the venue and seat location. Small venues like The Masquerade in Atlanta could have general admission tickets for as low as $30. On the flip side, VIP packages in larger venues, such as the Allstate Arena in Chicago, can go up to $200. These packages often include perks like early entry, premium seating, and exclusive merchandise.
Part of Pantera’s allure is their unapologetic approach to music and performance. Their concerts are intense, to say the least. If you've ever found yourself in the pit at a place like Toad's Place in New Haven, you know it’s not for the faint of heart. The energy there is palpable, almost a living thing that thrives on the band’s aggressive guitar riffs and pounding drum beats.
Seating can be a strategic choice when attending a Pantera concert. Venues like The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri, offer both standing and seating options. If you're looking to mosh, the standing area is your playground. However, if you prefer a full view of the stage and the intricate light show that often accompanies their performances, then a seated option would be ideal. The club-like atmosphere of smaller venues like Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa allows for a more interactive experience, where the band and the fans feed off each other's energy.
There’s something inherently communal about a Pantera concert. Fans from all walks of life converge to experience the sonic power that is Dimebag Darrell’s guitar work, Vinnie Paul’s thunderous drumming, Rex Brown’s solid bass lines, and Phil Anselmo’s distinct vocals. Whether you’re in Boise’s Knitting Factory or the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire, the atmosphere is one of unity, fueled by the sheer force of Pantera’s music.
So, whether you're catching them in a storied venue or a local club, a Pantera concert is a pilgrimage for heavy metal devotees. Each venue offers its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages, but with a little planning, you can make sure you get the best seats to fully enjoy this juggernaut of heavy metal history.