Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals announce European summer tour

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS have an extensive tour in Europe this summer. The tour includes performances at European festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Open Air, Roskilde, Metaldays, as well as club shows in Germany, The United Kingdom, Austria and more. Find the full list of tour dates below.




21 Mar 19 Canberra (AU) The Basement

22 Mar 19 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts

24 Mar 19 Adelaide (AU) The Governor

26 Mar 19 Wellington (NZ) San FRan

27 Mar 19 Auckland (NZ) Galatos

29 Mar 19 Brisbane (AU) The Back Room

30 Mar 19 Sydney (AU) The Factory

31 Mar 19 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge


European shows dates

20 Jun 19 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

23 Jun 19 Clisson (FR) Hellfest 2019

25 Jun 19 London (UK) Underworld

26 Jun 19 Manchester (UK) Gorilla

27 Jun 19 Bristol (UK) The Fleece

28 Jun 19 Birmingham (UK) The Mill

29 Jun 19 London (UK) Underworld

01 Jul 19 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben

02 Jul 19 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser

03 Jul 19 Munich (DE) Backstage

05 Jul 19 Novi Sad (RS) Exit Festival 2019

07 Jul 19 Villafranca di Verona (IT) Rock The Castle

10 Jul 19 Zurich (CH) Dynamo

11 Jul 19 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse

12 Jul 19 Vienna (AT) Szene

13 Jul 19 Balaton (HU) Rock Marathon 2019

14 Jul 19 Warsaw (PL) Progresja

16 Jul 19 Prague (CZ) Futurum

17 Jul 19 Hamburg (DE) Logo

19 Jul 19 Gelfe (SE) Gelfe Metal fest

20 Jul 19 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo metal fest

22 Jul 19 Essen (DE) Turock

23 Jul 19 Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn

24 Jul 19 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days 2019


Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’

Artwork and album details of ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ can be viewed below.



1. Little Fucking Heroes

2. Utopian

3. Choosing Mental Illness

4. The Ignorant Point

5. Individual

6. Delinquent

7. Photographic Taunts

8. Finger Me

9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds

10. Mixed Lunatic Results


PHILIP H. ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.His new cooperation with the band that Phil himself created, THE ILLEGALS, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS’ debut ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ (2013). Their sophomore album, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.’Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is not a simple repeat of the past – as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90’s than PANTERA. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified, PHILIP H. ANSELMO. What followed for example with DOWN and SUPERJOINT RITUAL has further cemented the singer’s reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Phil finally emancipated onto a solo-path with ‘Walk Through Exits Only’, which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.

Now, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ follows along the path that PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS’ debut has carved, but takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of PANTERA with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are back and about to mercilessly install ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.


Philip H. Anselmo: vocals

Mike DeLeon: lead guitars

Jose “Blue” Gonzales: drums

Stephen “Schteve” Taylor: guitars

Walter Howard: bass

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