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Down Announces North American Tour Dates with Evil Army and Weedeater

New Orleans based supergroup Down will embark on a headlining tour next month across North America. Also on the bill will be Evil Army and Weedeater.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
February 17 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
February 18 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Centre
February 20 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theater
February 21 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
February 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
February 24 - Traverse City, MI - Streeter's
February 25 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
February 26 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
February 28 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
March 2 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
March 4 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
March 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 6 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery
March 8 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
March 9 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
March 11 - San Antonio, TX - The Scout Bar
March 12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
March 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
March 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
March 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
March 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
March 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
March 20 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE. I AM PASTING FROM BLABBERMOUTH AN URGENT UPDATE TO THIS NEWS. THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL MID-MARCH. READ BELOW!!!

The previously announced North American tour dates for DOWN, EVIL ARMY and WEEDEATER — which were originally posted on EVIL ARMY's MySpace page — have now been removed from the site. According to EVIL ARMY, "The tour dates have changed so we won't be hittin the road until mid-March."

Hellbilly rocker Hank Williams III (ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM), who was originally supposed to be on the bill, is no longer part of this package. Hank's booking agent told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "We were doing the tour originally but then the time frame shifted and [Hank] decided to headline. We may try to hook up with [DOWN] down the road."

DOWN will embark on a U.S. tour in February/March. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are EVIL ARMY and WEEDEATER.

DOWN bassist Rex Brown recently told Billboard.com that there's "a lot of material left over" from 2007's "Over the Under" album, which was released this past October in a deluxe edition through Best Buy. The outtakes will be considered for the fourth DOWN album, but Brown added that the quintet is also "writing constantly on the road. We still have all these ideas, and we play a lot of new stuff at sound check, just to feel it out. Hopefully we can get back in the studio in the fall and work on something." Also in the works is a documentary of DOWN's 2006 reunion after a nearly four-year hiatus, including both live and behind-the-scenes footage. "It's kind of about us learning how to walk together again," Brown said. "It just chronicles the life on the road of us starting to play again. We're right in the middle of it now."

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

UH WAIT. NEVER MIND. I SEE WHERE I SCREWED UP ON THIS ONE. AT LEAST I THINK I DID. OK, I READ WHERE IT SAID THE PRVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED. O DAM. I SCREWED UP. NOW I SEE WHERE IT SAYS THE FEB/MAR TOUR DATES......SORRY EVERY1....ITS JUST THE 2 ARTICLES WERE SO CLOSE TOGETHER THAT GOT ME BRAIN TWISTED!!...AND THE GOOD SMOKE I GOT TOO...

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

This tour has been postponed due to the fact that Hank the Third has officially dropped off the bill. The tour will most likely kick off mid to late March

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

so i didnt screw up?

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrunoHockalugie writes:

BRANDED- No, Hank screwed up, LOL!
Seriously though, I can see why he dropped off. He plays for at least two, usually three hours so for him to not be headlining would suck for him. I was really looking forward to see thia lineup. Oh well.

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6. oh yeah! writes:

yes! asheville here i come! i wonder if they're recording a live dvd with the two nights in flint MI

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