Legendary thrash metallers ANTHRAX have posted the following statement on their homepage:
"As announced last week, thrash legends ANTHRAX regretfully canceled the first three dates on the second leg of their European tour due to new vocalist Dan Nelson's unexpected illness. An additional seven European dates are also canceled, those scheduled from July 22 to July 30. Anthrax is thrilled to announce that they will play the August 1 Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England, with their good friend John Bush joining them for a very special one off performance.
The members of Anthrax have confirmed the departure of vocalist Dan Nelson. In light of this development, Anthrax's slot on the U.S. Slipknot dates set for August and September, has also been canceled. Anthrax is already actively considering lead singer candidates, and looks forward to hitting the road before the end of the year."