Thursday, February 4, 2016

Down's New Orleans show canceled following Philip Anselmo's "white gesture" and Nazi salute


Down's February 8 show at Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana has been canceled by the organizers following Philip Anselmo's "white power" gesture and Nazi salute at Dimebash event.


The organizers said in a statement: "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"