Friday, February 5, 2016
DOWN: "After conferring with the promoters of the upcoming Feb. 8th show at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans we felt it would be in everyone’s best interest to postpone the concert."
Yesterday, in consequence of PHIL ANSELMOS behavior during DIMEBASH 2016, DOWN'S (featuring PHIL ANSELMO) 2/8/2016 hometown show at the NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA CIVIC THEATER has been cancelled by the venue and promoters.
Yesterday, PEPPER KEENAN, bassist of New Orleans, Louisiana metal bands CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN has sent this statement regarding PHILIP H. ANSELMO'S behavior during DIMEBASH 2016.
Yesterday, PHILIP H. ANSELMO (formerly of PANTERA, currently of DOWN, THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT) has sent (another) apology regarding his behavior at DIMEBASH 2016. In consequence to PHIL ANSELMO's behavior at DIMEBASH 2016, his band DOWN was kicked off FORTAROCK 2016 via the festivals promoters.
Late last month, PHIL ANSELMO issued a video apology after sieg heiling and screaming "WHITE POWER!" as he was lead off the stage via former TYPE O NEGATIVE (current DANZIG) drummer JOHNNY KELLY at the end of DIMEBASH 2016.
Promoters for FORTAROCK FESTIVAL 2016, set to take place 6/4 and 5th, 2016 GOFFERTPARK, NIGMEGAN, NETHERLANDS have announced that in response to PHILIP H. ANSELMO'S actions at DIMEBASH 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana sludge/metal warriors DOWN (featuring PHIL ANSELMO) have been cancelled by the promoters of FORTA ROCK and BOSPOP 2016.
Many artists and metal webzines including METALSUCKS, CVLT NATION, MACHINE HEAD, ALL SHALL PERISH and more have spoken out against PHIL ANSELMO's actions at DIMEBASH 2016 and racism.
RITA HANEY, (DARRELL "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT'S WIDOW) has posted a statement via INSTAGRAM regarding PHILIP H. ANSELMO'S behavior during DIMEBASH 2016 and MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist ROBB FLYNN'S recently published video criticizing PHIL ANSELMO'S actions.
DIMEBASH 2016 (a benefit in the name of late PANTERA guitarist DARRELL "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT) , 1/22/2016 @ LUCKY STRIKE LIVE HOLLYWOOD, L.A. CALIFORNIA featured
PHILIP H. ANSELMO (PANTERA, DOWN, THE ILLEGALS), DAVE LOMBARDO (FORMERLY OF SLAYER), ROBERT TRUJILLO (METALLICA) and DAVE GROHL (FORMERLY OF NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS) as they jammed a cover of the MOTORHEAD classic "ACE OF SPADES".
Also, REX BROWN (former PANTERA bassist), PHILIP H. ANSELMO and MACHINE HEAD and more jammed on a rendition of the PANTERA classic "WALK".
DIMEBASH was a fund raiser for (late DIO vocalist) RONNIE JAMES DIO'S SHOUT OUT CANCER FUND in collaboration with RIDE FOR DIME.
Most of you know this already but passing along...
To the DOWN faithful,
After conferring with the promoters of the upcoming Feb. 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.
FROM NEW ORLEANS, CIVIC THEATER:
After recent actions by Phil Anselmo during the Dimebash event this past week, we have cancelled Down’s performance at the Civic. We do not tolerate intolerant behavior, and there is no room for that in our venue or our city. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In addition to offering full refunds for all ticket purchases, the Civic has made a donation to the Jewish Federation of New Orleans, pledging our support for a united community.
“Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.”
― Bob Marley
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-