Heavy metal icon collective DOWN has announced that they will perform a handful of headline dates this May. Kicking things off on May 23 in Birmingham, AL - the band will stop in 7 cities in the Southeast including Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest, and wrap things up with a hometown show in New Orleans on May 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 16 and include VIP Packages with opportunities to meet the band and hang out at soundcheck.
Down is touring in support of their latest release, Down IV Part I. The six-song EP will be released on vinyl on February 26 (Down Records/ADA). The EP - a collection of dark, dangerous and decisive metal tracks - debuted at the top of the Hard Music Album Chart and sat comfortably at the #1 spot on Metal Radio for several weeks upon its official release last September.
Down's notorious dark and unique southern-infused brand of hard rock/metal consists of lead singer Phil Anslemo's (PANTERA) gut-wrenching vocals, Pepper Keenan (C.O.C.) and Kirk Windstein's (CROWBAR) grinding guitar riffs, Jimmy Bower's (EYEHATEGOD) thunderous drums, and Pat Bruders' (Crowbar) blasting bass cords leave even the most dedicated and hardcore of fans in complete shock and awe.
23 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
24 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
25 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar - Maryland Deathfest
27 - Augusta, GA - Sky City
28 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues