Down – ‘Punk Rock But Kinda Not’

Down will thunder across the land come December in support of its latest EP.  Beginning in San Antonio, the “Punk Rock But Kinda Not Tour” includes Orange Goblin, Bl’ast and King Parrot.  Tickets go on sale this week.

Arriving earlier this year via Down Records/ADA, Down IV – Part Two became the band’s highest charting release to date, hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart.  Stereogum described the EP’s lead single, a little ditty called “We Knew Him Well,” as “a titanic, bludgeoning deep-head-nod groove.”

(soundtrack may be NSFW)

“Down are coming your way with some killer fucking bands,” said frontman Phil Anselmo.  “So come out to the fucking shows.”

Now it’s all a matter of picking which gig you want to attend.  Here are the dates:

Dec. 1 – San Antonio, Texas, Aztec Theatre
Dec. 3 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
Dec. 5 – Riverside, Calif., Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Dec. 7 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Dec. 8 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Dec. 10 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Dec. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Dec. 13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall
Dec. 14 – Calgary, Alberta, Flames Central
Dec. 15 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Dec. 17 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Dec. 19 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
Dec. 20 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live
Dec. 21 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Ballroom

Presales tickets, including VIP packages, are available now.  General onsales launch Sept. 19.  Click here for more info.

And be sure to revisit Pollstar’s 2013 conversation with Phil Anselmo.  Just follow this link.