DOWN Cancel Ontario Gig, Cite Frontman PHILIP ANSELMO's Scratched Cornea

DOWN have officially cancelled tonight's appearance at Hamilton, Ontario's Copps Arena after frontman Phil Anselmo was advised by an eye specialist against performing in order to allow his scratched cornea to heal properly. SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MESHUGGAH and PULSE ULTRA will reportedly go ahead with the show as planned.

As reported here earlier today, DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed.

DOWN are scheduled to embark on another set of North American headlining dates in November, and both Montreal and Hamilton will be included in the intinerary, according to the band's official web site.

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