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Down Cancel Canadian Shows Due To Strep Throat

Down have posted the following message to their MySpace:

"When something like strep throat is caught by just one member of your band or crew, it is inevitable that the majority of everyone else, (band/crew) will catch the same illness due to the tight living quarters. Well, to say the least, it got Philip the worst. He has never lost his voice before in any touring situation. He has now, and the recovery must run it's course. Down, as a whole, apologize sincerely to Black Sabbath, and all of their people, and to Megadeth, but especially to all the fans that wanted to see us. We wanted to see you as well! We will return as soon as time permits. This is a frustrating time, even depressing. For us (down), it's like training for the olympics, and being injured at the last second. Rest assured, we will return, with a vengeance. We apologize again. much love and a hopeful speedy recovery."

It is currently unclear how many of the Canadian tour dates supporting Megadeth and Heaven and Hell will be affected, but their participation on the Canadian leg of the tour only runs through March 28, so they could conceivably all be impacted. Down is scheduled to begin some headlining tour dates two days later on March 30.

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1. ... writes:

we are so lucky. us and not you.

# Mar 18, 2007 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Haha, the Canadiens get f***ed over again.

# Mar 18, 2007 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

ha that sucks for the rest of canada, luckily i saw them in vancouver on the 11th which was the first show, and down f***ing stole the whole show even though they played only 6 songs, and i also got to meet pepper kennan and phil f***ing anselmo! awsome concert

# Mar 19, 2007 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Phil doesn't have strep throat, he's got Syphyllis! And he got it from unprotected sex with Pepper Keenan. I heard Jimmy Bower held the videocamera.

# Mar 19, 2007 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

I hope Down plays Ozzfest. This would never happen, but I wonder what it would be like if Down and Hell Yeah both played it this year?

# Mar 19, 2007 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

It would be extremely interesting to say the least.

# Mar 19, 2007 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ArchEnemy84 writes:

I actually don't prefer Hell Yeah. I'd rather see Down and Dimmu Borgir.

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. i_KILL_u writes:

I like Down. But not Canadians. So thats good.

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Well put. ^^.

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

why dont you like canadaians? what have they done to you?

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. The Omen writes:

f*** you post #8. I WILL KILL YOU

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. i_hate_u post #8 & #9 writes:

And we all LOVE Americans!!!! Gimme a fuccking break. No one is as good as an american!!!
Oh CANADA how do we put up with some of these fuccking morons??

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. post 8 and 9?! writes:

Post 8 and 9 are a bunch of ignorant rednecks.

# Mar 20, 2007 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. intoeternity writes:

down will never play ozzfest i saw superjoint ritual at ozzfest 2004 in wantagh ,NY and they got booed offstage because he was insulting the audience all because they were chanting PANTERA,PANTERA!

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Post 13 should change his post to "Down are a bunch of ignorant rednecks."

Ha ha ha!

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

more like "crawford texas" is a ignorant redneck who shouldnt post comments on bands that he doesn't like, which is pretty much every band besides the backstreet boys,and nsync.... oh and milli vanilli, they are his absolute fav.!

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BodomBastard writes:

i honestly dont think strep throat really matters since his voice is sh**ty in the first place

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. JMaxx writes:

Wow! A lot of HATERADE on this post. Anyway....I wanted to see Down at the Ottawa show. A scheduling conflict prevented us from goin', and I was p***ed. The whole line-up was awesome, but I really wanted to see Down. Now I don't feel so bad... but I'm still a little p***ed.

# Mar 23, 2007 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DDD writes:

Throat problems... yeah right. Phil's probably back on smack... shame it was Dime who had to die and not a worthless junkhead like Anselmo

# Mar 23, 2007 @ 3:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

DDD you're a f***ing idiot, Down are back touring they kept on playing even though phil actually had throat problems...dumb ass

# Mar 23, 2007 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DDD writes:

yeah right... heard heroin damages the vocal chords

# Mar 25, 2007 @ 7:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Freakshow writes:

yea phil is ok, i just saw him in concert, and his throat is bad, he was coughing and sh** but he played for us anyways

# Mar 25, 2007 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. New Found Power writes:

Sucks to be Canadian I guess. Wait I bet it sucked to be a Canadian before Down decided not to come to town hahaha like I always say Canadians are Eh'holes hahaha.

# Mar 25, 2007 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. i hate bodom bastard writes:

f***head Phil is a f***ing legend u deserve to be stuck in six ft fu@King hole 4 sayin that

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Canada writes:

Sucks to be A Canadian?? FUCCK Off!

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. whitecluster writes:

Yeah Down is great, I like Down. Maybe after phillip's throat thing and after they're done touring they could give us another Down record.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

^DOWN are in the middle of writing a new albumb, it will hopefully be out by mid-summer i heard. and you can also watch a video or a new song called "I Scream" on youtube, the audio is kinda sh**ty but you can make it out a bit.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

^^^ Of** a new song, not "or a new song." GODDAMN

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Your_Mom writes:

I heard they had re-recorded both previous Down albums with Rex on bass and are or were working on a new one. Can't wait to see them this weekend in NYC. Should be awesome!!
And in all honesty I could care less if Phil was back on the smack, just as long as he is sober enough to sing. All those years of addiction and I never saw a bad Pantera show so no problems here.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

Yeah they did re-record both with rex on the bass, and i saw them in vancouver on the 11th and they were amazing, i can guarentee phil is not back on smack, his voice sounded awsome sounds just as good as before he ever started doing hard drugs back in the Vulgar Display days!!!

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Your Mom writes:

Did they do mostly new or old stuff, or a little bit of both? Or do you know if anybody posted a set list?

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

they did most of the stuff off of Nola , they only played 6 songs because there were opening up but they played
Lysergik fucneral possession
Lifer
Hail the leaf
Underneath everything
Stone the crow
Bury me in smoke
and my cousin went and saw them in winnipeg and they played new orleans is a dying whore, and losing all instead of underneath everything and stone the crow.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Your Mom writes:

AWESOME!!! Thanks for the set list. I'm going this Saturday so I'll post what they did at the NYC show by Sunday.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

Sweet man Down are going to kick ass, have fun!

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. dimekilled writes:

down kicks ass, waiting for down III record! :)

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. krypt writes:

Phil with throat problem... hehe
hey Phil, reduce the number of joint you smoke and this will be better :P

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. The Real Anti-Christ writes:

he should not smoke and drink so much because he is not responsible for dime bags death, he should get well soon!

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Your_Mom writes:

Down destroyed NYC last night. They played a little over 2 hours and everything sounded mint. I think I have every song in the set list but I might be missing one or two and not in this order:

Lysergik Funeral Procession
Lifer
Ghost along the Mississippi
I Scream (New Song)
New Orleans is a Dying Whore
Temptation's Wings
Learn from my Mistake
Hail the Leaf
Theres Something on my Side
Lies, I don't know what they say but...
Rehab
Jail
Losing All
Stone The Crows
Bury Me in Smoke

Phil was right on, his voice sounded good all things considered. He said that the new album would be done "September-ish". He also dedicated Lifer to Dime.

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