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Down announces tour, playing NYC with Saint Vitus (dates)

Pepper Keenan with Down at Best Buy Theater (more by Nathaniel Shannon)

NOLA metal supercrew Down have announced a September tour that kicks off in Fort Worth, TX and visits the NYC-area for two shows: Best Buy Theater in NYC on September 28th and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ one day later. All dates are listed below.

After a triumphant pairing at Scion Rock Fest last month, it’s not that much of a surprise that Down will team with another band that shared that stage in Tampa, Saint Vitus who are opening the NYC show along with with Housecore Records (Phil Anselmo of Down’s label) signees Warbeast and Haarp. Tickets for that show go on AMEX presale July 11th (Wed) at 10AM and regular sale on Friday. Same deal for the NJ show (minus Saint Vitus).

Saint Vitus, who only seem to be opening the NYC show, released their latest LP Lille F-65 in May. All known tour dates are listed below…

DOWN – Bury me in Smoke ! June 2011 [HD] Rock Hard Festival

Kool Keith & Phil Anselmo are 21st Century Ebony and Ivory

haarp – song # 3 featuring Phil Anselmo

Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus

Sep 18, 2012 Ridglea Theater Fort Worth, TX*
Sep 19, 2012 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK*
Sep 21, 2012 Pops Nightclub Sauget, IL*
Sep 22, 2012 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL *
Sep 23, 2012 The Crofoot Pontiac, MI *
Sep 25, 2012 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA*
Sep 26, 2012 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA*
Sep 28, 2012 Best Buy Theater New York, NY**
Sep 29, 2012 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ*
Sep 30, 2012 The Fillmore Silver Springs, MD*
Oct 2, 2012 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Oct 19, 2012 02 Academy Manchester, UK
Oct 20, 2012 HMV Institute Birmingham, UK
Oct 21, 2012 Roundhouse London, UK
Oct 23, 2012 Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 24, 2012 Bataclan Paris, France
Oct 25, 2012 Melkweg Holland, Amsterdam
Oct 27, 2012 Den Atelier Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Oct 28, 2012 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
* with Warbeast, Haarp
** with Saint Vitus, Warbeast, Haarp

July 9th Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock
July 10th Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
July 12th Munich, Germany @ Backstage
July 13th Erfurt, Germany @ Stoned From The Underground Festival
July 14th Rostock, Germany @ Mau Club
July 17th Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
July 19th Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
July 21st Oberhausen, Germany @ Devil Side Festival 2012

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