by Black Bubblegum
Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein, Bower & Brown are totally Down
Tennessee thrashers Evil Army are reporting that they will open for Down,
Hank III and Weedeater during tour in the middle of Feb through March, including a date in Sayreville, NJ on March 2nd. Ticket info for the Starland Ballroom show is currently unavailable.
UPDATE: Now the word is that Hank III is not on this tour anymore
UPDATE 2: This whole tour has been postponed.
Down is a crew of southern metal all-stars, including Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, etc), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), Rex Brown (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), and Jimmy Bower (eyehategod).
In semi-related news, Jimmy Bower is the only member of eyehategod not to participate in Outlaw Order, who released their superfantabulous Dragging Down The Enforcer in late Nov 2008. Vocalist Mike IX Williams recently told Decibel that Outlaw Order will tour in 2009, so we'll also watch out for that.
Down opened for Metallica at a few dates in 2008, but won't be in the house when Metallica play sold-out shows at Nassau Coliseum (Jan 29th) and Prudential Center in Newark (Jan 31st & Feb 1st). Openers for those shows are Machine Head and The Sword (who still have tix available for their show at Bowery on Jan 30th).
All Down/Weedeater/Evil tour dates below...
DOWN, WEEDEATER, EVIL ARMY - 2009 TOUR DATES
February 15 Vancouver, BC. Commordore
February 17 Calgary, AB. MacEwan Hall
February 18 Edmonton, AB. Edmonton Event Centre
February 20 Winniepeg, MB. Burton Cummings
February 21 Fargo, ND. The Venue
February 22 Minneapolis, MN. First Ave.
February 24 Traverse City, MI. Streeter's
February 25 Flint, MI. Machine Shop
February 26 Flint, MI. Machine Shop
February 28 Cleveland, OH. House of Blues
March 1 Philadelphia, PA. Trocadero
March 2 Sayreville, NJ. Starland Ballroom
March 4 Asheville, NC. Orange Peel
March 5 Atlanta, GA. Masquerade
March 6 Nashville, TN. The Cannery
March 8 New Orleans, LA. Southport Music Hall
March 9 Houston, TX. House of Blues
March 11 San Antonio, TX. Scout Bar
March 12 Dallas, TX. Palladium
March 13 Oklahoma City, OK. Diamond Ballroom
March 15 Denver, CO. Gothic
March 17 Phoenix, AZ. Marquee
March 18 Las Vegas, NV. House of Blues
March 19 Las Angeles, CA. Wiltern
March 20 San Francisco, CA. Grand Ballroom