DOWN Offering 'VIP Experience' Packages For Forthcoming Shows

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — announced its first concert dates of 2011 and a rare VIP opportunity for fans to explore the band that has passionately and stubbornly risen from post-Katrina New Orleans to flagrantly challenge every pre-conceived notion about Southern bands, rock, blues and metal. DOWN has collaborated with Paid, Inc. to offer VIP Experience packages for the following tour dates:

Mar. 04 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar *
Mar. 05 - Maxwell, TX - The Cotton Gin *
Mar. 06 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
Mar. 11 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar *
Apr. 28 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre **
Apr. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero **
Apr. 30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom **

* VIP packages available via Down-Nola.com
** VIP packages available via Ticketmaster.com

DOWN VIP Experience packages include a meet-and-greet with band members, have a photo taken with them, and get one personal item autographed; early entry to see the pre-concert sound check (where applicable), a general-admission ticket, a Pepper Keenan-designed T-shirt to select from the merch booth on the day of the show, a VIP access laminate and a $5 gift card to the Down-Nola.com online store. VIP packages are on sale now through the noted outlets.

DOWN's three-disc (2 CD/1 DVD) release, "Diary Of A Mad Band", came out last October. It features a two-CD full concert recorded in London. The 130-minute DVD features footage documenting the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room through the band's first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled "Tyrades and Shananigans".

In October 2008, DOWN released a "deluxe edition" of its critically acclaimed third album, "Over the Under". The deluxe package, which was made available as a Best Buy exclusive, included a DVD with over 30 minutes of previously unreleased live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. The album was released on Down Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group (ILG).

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