BACKWOODS PAYBACK Forced To Pull Out Of U.S. Tour With Lo Pan

Pennsylvania stoner/doom rockers BACKWOODS PAYBACK, who are slated to kick off their tour with labelmates Lo Pan tomorrow, have been forced to pull out of much of the trek due to a medical emergency. The band will play the first four shows of the tour but will be unable to continue past Matrch 12.

Said guitarist/vocalist Mike Cummings in an official statament: “It is with heavy hearts that we are forced to drop off our tour to and from SXSW with our brothers Lo Pan, but due to a serious medical emergency we will be unable to continue past March 12. We are deeply sorry to be missing these shows and the hang seshs that always follow. Seems like the motto has never rang more true than now……we drop out to live.”

w/ Lo Pan
3/09/2011 Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD
3/10/2011 Krug’s Place – Frederick, MD
3/11/2011 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
3/12/2011 Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge – Atlanta, GA

Lo Pan Continues w/o BACKWOODS PAYBACK
3/13/2011 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
3/14/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/15/2011 The Ten Eleven – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2011 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Tombs, Castevet
3/18/2011 Headhunter’s (back patio) – Austin, TX [SXSW date]
3/20/2011 Headhnter’s – Austin, TX [SXSW date]
3/20/2011 Rudyard’s – Houston, TX
3/21/2011 The Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
3/22/2011 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/23/2011 The Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN
3/24/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/25/2011 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
3/26/2011 South Park Tavern – Dayton, OH
3/27/2011 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

BACKWOODS PAYBACK will be release their Small Stone Recordings debut later this spring. Stay tuned for details.