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Down to kick off US spring mini tour this week + European festival appearances draw near!

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New Orleans southern metal supergroup Down featuring current and former members of Corrosion Of Conformity, EyeHateGod, Crowbar, Pantera, Saint Vitus, Goatwhore, Arson Anthem, Superjoint, Outlaw Order, Graveyard Rodeo, Floodgate and more will kick off US spring mini tour this week. The band is also going to appear on a handful of European festivals in the summer, such as Copenhell in Denmark, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium and Hellfest in France.

Courtesy of Earsplit PR:

Long-running heavy metal supergroup Down, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower, and bassist Pat Bruders, will return to the stage for a trio of live dates beginning this Thursday, May 19th at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. From there the band will play shows in Atlanta and Dallas before reconvening in June for three European festival appearances: Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Hellfest. In September, Down will take the stage at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia with additional performances to be announced in the months to come. Says Anselmo, “It’s gonna be good to be out playing shows with the Down boys again!” See all confirmed dates below.

Down on tour:
5/19/2022 Welcome To Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL
5/20/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA w/ Ill Nino
5/22/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX w/ Ill Nino, Cutthroat Conspiracy, Driven Below
6/16/2022 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
6/18/2022 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
6/19/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
9/09/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton, VA


You know it’s Down as soon as you hear them. There’s no mistaking those gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums, and hypnotic howls for absolutely anybody else under the sun. The band upholds a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate, expanding their own musical mythos as they leave its pillars intact and untouched.

With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, and EyeHateGod, the quintet puffed out its first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans on the 1995 platinum-selling classic, »NOLA«. At that moment, they naturally summoned something akin to a ritual, continually partaking in it with critically revered offerings – »Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow« in 2002, »Down III: Over The Under« in 2007, »Down IV – Part One« in 2012, and »Down IV – Part Two« in 2014. Their shows built a certain live lore with unforgettable runs alongside Metallica and Heaven & Hell, as well as coveted spots on iconic festivals like Download, Soundwave, Ozzfest, and so many others, forever delivering passionate, powerful, pure heavy music you can feel deep down in your soul.

Down is:
Philip Anselmo Vocals
Pepper Keenan – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kirk Windstein – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jimmy Bower – Drums
Patrick Bruders – Bass

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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