Down to kick off spring mini-tour this week

Long-running metal supergroup Down–featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders–will return to the stage for a trio of live dates starting Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.

From there, the band will play shows in Atlanta and Dallas before reconvening in June for three European festival appearances: Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting and Hellfest. In September, Down will take the stage at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia, with additional performances to be announced in the months to come. Comments Anselmo,

“It’s gonna be good to be out playing shows with the Down boys again!” Anselmo said.

Tour dates:

5/19/2022 Welcome To Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL
5/20/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA w/ Ill Nino
5/22/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX w/ Ill Nino, Cutthroat Conspiracy, Driven Below
6/16/2022 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
6/18/2022 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
6/19/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
9/09/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton, VA

With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and EyeHateGod, Down puffed out its first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans on the 1995 platinum-selling classic, “NOLA.” That was followed by “Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow” in 2002, “Down III: Over the Under” in 2007, Down IV – Part One in 2012 and Down IV – Part Two in 2014.

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