Anthrax, Testament coming to the Hawaiian Village in Tampa
The last time Scott Ian spent some time Dale Mabry Highway, it didn't end well.
In August 1997, Ian, a diehard New York Yankees fan, broke into Tampa's Legends Field, the spring training home of the Yankees, allegedly trying to steal the on-deck circle and a chair as souvenirs. "It was just a stupid fan thing to do," Ian told the St. Petersburg Times at the time. Ian and a friend were arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft and released on $7,500 bail. He later told Guitar World the Yankees had forgiven him for the crime.
We're coming up on the 15th anniversary of the incident, so what better time to have Ian and Anthrax book a show just a few blocks from the Yankees' spring home?
In yet another of the venue's insanely out-of-nowhere metal shows, Anthrax will perform at the Hawaiian Village at the Stadium Green Iguana on Feb. 1. The metal legends will be joined by Testament and Death Angel. Tickets start at $19.50, and they go onsale Friday (12/16). Click here.
Feb. 1, huh? That's about the time C.C. Sabathia and company might be reporting for spring training. Maybe they can hook Ian up with a legit visit to Steinbrenner Field this time around.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt* (H/T to Andrew Carlton for the heads up.)