California’s THROWDOWN will headline the first annual “Brawloween”, a brand new tour event which will stretch across the West Coast with support from CARNIFEX, FIRST BLOOD and SUFFOKATE.
THROWDOWN will mark its first live appearances in nearly two years by presenting a fan-favorite filled set list consisting of material from classic albums like “Haymaker” (2003) and “Vendetta” (2005) alongside select tracks from “Venom Tears” (2007) and their eOne music debut, “Deathless” (2009).
The band has confirmed a touring lineup which is comprised of both familiar faces as well as some guests:
* Dave Peters (THROWDOWN; 2000 – present) – Vocals
* Mark Mitchell (THROWDOWN; 2007 – present) – Bass
* Dave Nassie (BLEEDING THROUGH, ex-NO USE FOR A NAME) – Guitar
* Tim “Yogi” Watts (DEMON HUNTER, ex-THE SHOWDOWN) – Drums
“I can’t say I love having a chronically fragmented lineup for THROWDOWN, but it does leave the door open for cool opportunities like this,” said Peters.
“I’m VERY happy to be playing these shows with Yogi and Nassie as ‘special guests,’ or whatever you want to call them under the circumstances. They’re great guys and equally great musicians. It will be a cool thing for fans of the three bands too, as it’s hard to say if or when we’d share a stage in the future. The only drawback is running the risk of them setting the sound bar too high for the next time we play in our backyard.”
THROWDOWN has made a limited number of prints of the tour poster artwork by illustrator Dave Quiggle shown below. These exclusive prints will only be available at the Chain Reaction show on October 23.
Peters had this to say about their first annual “Brawloween” tour: “It’s exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking, to be playing a string of shows like this after almost two years. Especially with most of them so close to home.
“We plan on performing a ton of older songs and some fan favorites that were left off set lists when we were touring in support of ‘Deathless’ and ‘Venom Tears’. At the end of the night, we just want to have played a set that had no valleys and maintained an intensity from start to finish. The dynamic with the crowd is the most important part in pulling that off, so we’re giving them what they want each night and asking only that they reciprocate and have a good time with us. So tell us what songs you want to hear, preferably before we start rehearsing them vs yelling it at the stage night of, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear them.”
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Oct. 22 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerrys Pizza
Oct. 23 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct. 24 – Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
Oct. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Underground
Oct. 26 – Las Vegas, NV – TBD
Oct. 27 – Reno, NV – The Alley
Oct. 28 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
Oct. 29 – Temecula, CA – The Vault
Oct. 30 – Huntington Beach, CA – E.F.F.
Oct. 31 – Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe