This past Saturday, Anthrax closed a show at the sold-out Los Angeles “KillThrax” tour stop and those in attendance witnessed an exclusive treat: the band’s first-ever live performance of Kansas cover “Carry On Wayward Son.”
With shout-outs from fans for the band to play the song at the “KillThrax” shows, airplay on Active Rock stations across the country, more than 300,000 YouTube views, and even a “thumbs-up” for the cover from Kansas founding member Phil Ehart, the band decided it was time to play the tune live.
Anthrax fans are well aware that there is no keyboardist in the band and keyboards are prominent on this song, so the group enlisted the help of Fred Mandel to come onstage at the Wiltern Theatre for the performance. Mandel recorded the keyboards for the “Carry On” cover track and has played with icons from Alice Cooper to Elton John to Queen.
Catch these remaining Killthrax tour dates with Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange:
4/25 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *
4/26 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
4/28 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
4/29 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **
4/30 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *
5/1 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **
5/3 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA **
5/5 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **
5/6 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *
5/7 House of Blues, Boston, MA*
* KsE closes
** Anthrax closes