Pantera singer Philip Anselmo's Christchurch, Auckland gigs pulled over 'white power' statements

Metal singer Philip Anselmo, infamous for yelling "white power" and performing Nazi salutes at a concerts, may no longer tour New Zealand.

The former Pantera frontman was set to play venues in Auckland and Christchurch, but both establishments have dropped him following the Christchurch terror attack.

"The Philip Anselmo gig has been cancelled!" Christcurch's Club Tavern wrote on Facebook.

"We are not interested in the whys so please don't ask. We do not and will not support white supremacy or racism!"

Auckland venue Galatos also announced they would no longer be involved with the tour.

"Just today, information has come to hand which has made us uncomfortable about proceeding with this show," a Facebook post read.

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Anselmo has publicly aligned himself with the white supremacy movement on several occasions, including giving an infamous 'white pride' speech in 1995 that included his saying "tonight is a white thing and the blacks will not understand what the f**k I'm talking about".

Following the backlash to a 2016 video of him performing a Nazi salute and yelling "white power" onstage, he penned an apology blaming "over-indulging in the booze" for his "blurting our spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself".

Promoters for the musician's New Zealand gigs stood by the decision to bring him to following the terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques that left 50 dead.

The alleged gunman published a lengthy manifesto online before carrying out the shootings, in which he pledged allegiance to the white power movement.

Tour promoter Ben Mulchin of Valhalla Touring said he "soul-searched" when considering continuing with the show following Friday's terror attacks, but believed Anselmo's apologies were sincere and that the singer was "of a respectful, loving nature".

"This is a very serious time in our nation's history. Intolerance and hatred needs to be identified, called out, reduced, enveloped and ideally educated and turned into understanding and empathy," he wrote in a statement.

"All people are equal, and all people that don't have respect should be challenged and held accountable.

"I completely agree [we should not forget] or ignore Phil's vile, deplorable actions and words... there is no excuse."

Mulchin wrote that he needed to "speak with the family reps of the horrible tragedy", and that if he tour did go ahead he wanted to donate "all profits, and $5 per ticket to the families involved".