New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be supporting HATEBREED on a U.K. tour beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 05 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Mar. 06 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Mar. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Mar. 08 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Mar. 09 - Manchester, UK @ University MDH
Mar. 10 - Dublin, UK @ Wheelan's
Mar. 11 - Cork, UK @ Nancy Spain's
Mar. 13 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Mar. 14 - Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Mar. 15 - Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms

CROWBAR will be finishing the remainder of the month in Europe, headlining their own tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, CROWBAR's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", is scheduled for release on February 8 through Candlelight Records.

The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PAN, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on the album, which marks a return to the group's recording lineup of drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY).

As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows:

Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals
Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass
Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals
Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) – Drums


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