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Down played Nokia Theatre w/ Melvins (pics), writing & recording for a release in 2010 & stuff

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Nathaniel Shannon

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Down recently released the following statement:

“This past week Philip Anselmo did an interview with writer Dave Wedge of the Boston Herald… Within the article Mr. Wedge made some statements that are falsehoods and we wanted to clear it up before the rumor mill starts turning.

First off, Mr. Wedge states that ‘Down has no plans to record after this tour.’ This is absolutely untrue. The band will be writing and recording for a release in 2010.

Secondly he states, ‘Rex Brown, who also played in Pantera, has left the band for personal reasons.’ This is categorically and unequivocally untrue. As you all know Rex did not join this tour due to imminent health concerns. As Philip states on stage every night, Rex is the bass player in Down and will continue to be…

“We hope this clears up any questions anyone may have had.” -[Blabbermouth]

Down played Nokia Theater as part of their ongoing trek with Melvins, Weedeater, and Evil Army on 9/11/09, a tour that also yielded appearances by Weedeater at The Charleston as well as Melvins at ATP. Rex Brown (ex-Pantera) is recovering from surgery removing his gallbladder and polyps on his pancreas, and was replaced by Danny Theriot on bass.

Unfortunately, no pics of Weedeater or Evil Army from this show, but dig on more Down & Melvins shots below. Full tour dates, as well as a video of Down performing the Van Halen classic “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love” also below…

Down – “Ain’t Talking About Love” Van Halen cover Live @ Nokia Theater, 9/11/09

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WEEDEATER – 2009 TOUR DATES
9/15/2009 Webster Theater – Hartford CT ^^^
9/16/2009 Main Street Armory – Rochester NY ^^^
9/18/2009 Koolhaus – Toronto ON ^^^
9/19/2009 Emerald Theatre – Detroit MI ^^^
9/21/2009 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis IN ^^^
9/22/2009 House of Blues – Cleveland OH ^^^
9/24/2009 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha NE ^^^
9/25/2009 Pop’s – Sauget IL ^^^
9/26/2009 The Pearl Room – Mokena IL ^^^
9/28/2009 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
9/29/2009 The Gypsy – Fayetteville, AR
10/02/2009 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/03/2009 Soapbox – Wilmington, NC $
^^^ w/Down, Melvins, Evil Army
^^^^ w/Down, Evil Army
$ w/ASG

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