Support acts for DOWN‘s upcoming North American tour have been confirmed.  North Carolina’s WEEDEATER have been confirmed, and Canadian dates will feature support from VOIVOD while the bulk of U.S. dates will feature support from the MELVINS. Other openers will be DANAVA for the first half and EVIL ARMY for the latter half.

Also, WEEDEATER will be playing several shows in North Carolina and Tennessee before the DOWN tour begins and after the tour concludes. Several off-tour shows will also take place. Full list of dates are as follows (WEEDEATER are on all dates listed below):

7/28/2009 Drips’ – Hickory, NC
7/29/2009 Rocket Club – Asheville NC
7/30/2009 The Muse – Nashville TN w/ ZOROASTER
7/31/2009 Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis TN w/ RWAKE, THE LEWD, ROYAL THUNDER
8/01/2009 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City OK w/ DOWN, DANAVA
8/03/2009 Beaumont Club – Kansas City MO w/ DOWN, DANAVA
8/04/2009 The Venue at Playmaker’s – Fargo ND w/ DOWN, DANAVA
8/05/2009 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg MB w/ DOWN, VOIVOD, DANAVA
8/07/2009 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton MB w/ DOWN, VOIVOD, DANAVA
8/08/2009 MacEwan Hall – Calgary AB w/ DOWN, VOIVOD, DANAVA
8/10/2009 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver BC w/ DOWN, VOIVOD, DANAVA
8/11/2009 Showbox SoDo – Seattle WA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/12/2009 Roseland Theater – Portland OR w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/14/2009 Grand Ballroom – San Francisco CA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/15/2009 The Wiltern – Los Angeles CA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/16/2009 House of Blues – San Diego CA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/18/2009 House of Blues – Anaheim CA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/19/2009 House of Blues – Las Vegas CA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/21/2009 In The Venue – Salt Lake City UT w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/22/2009 Gothic Theatre – Denver CO w/ DOWN, MELVINS, DANAVA
8/24/2009 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
8/28/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ DIXIE WITCH
8/29/2009 Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar – San Antonio, TX w/ DIXIE WITCH
8/30/2009 Walters On Washington – Houston, TX w/ DIXIE WITCH
9/01/2009 CW Center Stage – Atlanta GA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/02/2009 House of Blues – Lake Bueno Vista FL w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/03/2009 Brass Mug -Tampa, FL
9/06/2009 Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC
9/07/2009 The Half Shell – Virginia Beach, VA
9/08/2009 Sonar – Baltimore MD w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/09/2009 Northern Lights – Clifton Park NY w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/11/2009 Nokia Theatre Times Square – New York NY w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/12/2009 Electric Factory – Philadelphia PA w/ DOWN, EVIL ARMY
9/13/2009 House of Blues – Boston MA w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/14/2009 AS220 – Providence, RI
9/15/2009 Webster Theater – Hartford CT w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/16/2009 Main Street Armory – Rochester NY w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/18/2009 Koolhaus – Toronto ON w/ DOWN, VOIVOD, EVIL ARMY
9/19/2009 Emerald Theatre – Detroit MI w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/21/2009 The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis IN w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/22/2009 House of Blues – Cleveland OH w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/24/2009 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha NE w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/25/2009 Pop’s – Sauget IL w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/26/2009 The Pearl Room – Mokena IL w/ DOWN, MELVINS, EVIL ARMY
9/28/2009 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
9/29/2009 The Gypsy – Fayetteville, AR
10/02/2009 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/03/2009 Soapbox – Wilmington, NC w/ ASG

Sweden’s WITCHCRAFT US Tour Kicks Off this Month

Sweden’s WITCHCRAFT will finally tour the US in support of their current album, Firewood, along with the US re-release of their self-titled debut album this fall. Beginning October 23 the band will bring their highly acclaimed, groove-laden proto-doom rock to venues across the US.

Joining WITCHCRAFT for the dates is Portland, Oregon-based DANAVA. Several venues are still being confirmed but the routing is as follows:

Tour dates:
10/23 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/24 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
10/26 San Francisco, CA РCaf̩ Du Nord
10/27 San Diego, CA – *venue TBA
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Pedros Cantina
10/29 Tucson AZ – Vaudeville
10/31 Austin, TX – The Parish
11/01 Houston, TX – The Proletariat
11/02 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
11/03 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
11/04 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/05 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11/06 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head
11/08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/09 Boston, MA – Middle East
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – North Six
11/11 Philadelphia, PA – *venue TBA
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
11/13 Columbus, OH – Little Brothers
11/14 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11/15 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
11/16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock