The Facedown Records 2014 Spring Tour is great, and that’s mainly because they’re all Facedown bands. We’ll be seeing War of Ages headline a run with HM’s January cover story Saving Grace, culminating at Facedown Fest in Chino, CA on March 28. (Dates below.) Saving Grace is out touring to support their upcoming release, The Urgency, dropping next week.

Also making their debut are newly-minted Facedowners, Mouth of the South. Recently signed, the March 28 date will be the coming out party for the up-and-comers.

Feb 28 – Muncie, IN @ Columbia Theatre
Mar 1 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
Mar 2 – Brantford, ON @ Rancho Relaxo
Mar 3 – Rochester, NY @ The Mansion
Mar 5 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar 6 – Elmira, NY @ The Southside Slammer
Mar 7 – Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog
Mar 8 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Mar 9 – Linthicum Heights, MD @ LHUMC
Mar 11 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Mar 12 – Berkeley Heights, NJ @ Berkeley Heights, VFW
Mar 14 – Girard, PA @ Girard High School
Mar 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Club 86
Mar 16 – Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
Mar 19 – Houston, TX @ Walters
Mar 20 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Mar 21 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Mar 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
Mar 23 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
Mar 24 – Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
Mar 28 – Chino, CA – FACEDOWN FEST

Facedown Records 2014 Spring Tour


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