Metal legends Down have announced their “Eastbound ‘N’ DOWN” summer run. Following a performance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec on June 19th, the band’s ten-day North American trek begins on August 6th in Louisville, KY and comes to an end on August 16th in Wilmington, NC. Pre-sales for VIP Packages, which include meet & greets, access to sound checks, and more, are available beginning today (Monday, April 27) for select shows. VIP pre-sales for the remaining shows will begin Wednesday, April 29th. General ticket on-sales go live Friday, May 1st. Visit www.DOWN-NOLA.com for details and please see below for a full list of announced dates.
‘Down IV – Part Two’ was released in May 2014 via Down Records/ADA and was the band’s highest charting release to-date (#1 on iTunes’ Rock Albums chart; #23 on Billboard’s Top 200). The EP was met with a slew of critical acclaim, such as Decibel who proclaimed, “From Phil Anselmo’s feral opening scream to his last spectral croon, Down doesn’t waste a hook or a minute of your time. Jimmy Bower’s beats are the perfect bar-brawling accomplices for the rowdy riffs conjured by Pepper Keenan and newcomer Bobby Landgraf, kicking the songs in the guts for extra giddy.” “We Knew Him Well” – the EP’s lead single – has also garnered praise, with Stereogum calling it “a titanic, bludgeoning deep-head-nod groove…it’s gloriously messy but locked-in in the way that only New Orleans metal bands can pull off.”
“Eastbound ‘N’ DOWN” Tour Dates:
8/6 – Louisville, KY; Mercury Ballroom
8/7 – Fort Wayne, IN; Piere’s
8/8 – Birch Run, MI; Birch Run Expo Center
8/10 – Buffalo, NY; Town Ballroom
8/11 – Pittsburgh, PA; Altar Bar
8/12 – Hartford, CT; Webster Theater
8/14 – Sayreville, NJ; Starland Ballroom
8/15 – Richmond, VA; Hadad’s Lake
8/16 – Wilmington, NC; Ziggy’s
Additional Tour Date:
6/19 – Montebello, Quebec; Amnesia Rockfest
‘Down IV – Part Two’ EP is available for purchase at iTunes.