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Down Cancels New Orleans Live Show

The sad saga of Down's ordeal since Dimebash continues, as tonight's show in New Orleans has been canned. The band's management posted online via Facebook:

"To the Down faithful, after conferring with the promoters of the upcoming February 8th show at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans we felt it would be in everyone’s best interest to postpone the concert.

"It is our belief that this is the right thing to do at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

"With respect, Down management."

Down was also recently booted from the FortaRock 2016 lineup in response to Phil Anselmo's white power antics at the Dimebash 2016 event.

Anselmo subsequently released an apology video (available here) and bandmate Pepper Keenan recently released a statement about the situation asking fans to join him in forgiving Anselmo.

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1. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

This is crap.... I understand down being booted from that festival in holland but there was no valid reason for canceling the new orleans show.....

# Feb 8, 2016 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rik writes:

It's the same reason. Phil's racist outburst has made him as popular as a fart in a sauna

# Feb 8, 2016 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Moetallica81 writes:

Can we just get pass this one statement from him! I'm Mexican and if I got up there and yelled "Tan Power!", everybody would be proud that I'm proud of my heritage!
People grow up and look within. How many stupid things have you done or said while drunk? Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending him, I'm just old enough to understand people do stupid sh*t.
Forgive...forget....move on.
(How many people did that for you when you had a stupid moment?)

# Feb 9, 2016 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

"Phil's racist outburst has made him as popular as a fart in a sauna"

If someone farts in a sauna, there will be obvious displeasure, but no one is going to leave or kick the guy out. If they're all drunk and it's late at night, they'll probably laugh it off. If the offender apologizes, then all is forgiven and the good times roll on.

So, to further this fart in the sauna analogy, Phil let a ripe one bubble up, but he claimed it and apologized profusely. It's not like he dropped trow and cut a rope in the steam room.

Forgive...forget...move on.

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