DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA.

DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place among DROWNING POOL devotees despite the fact that some fans are still clamoring for the days when Dave Williams fronted the group (Williams died of a heart defect in August 2002).

"For the most part, it's been positive," Jones said. "Every now and then you get somebody who's flipping out about it, but for every one person who has something negative, there's 10 people who basically tell him to shut up. I think people are just happy to see the band doing something."

The band are also happy to be doing something, and drummer Mike Luce says Williams will always be a part of DROWNING POOL.

"Dave was with us in the beginning and he'll always be with us in the end," Luce said. "We want to make sure that we're working within the framework that Dave helped us all build, and I think we're doing that, and we're getting a good response and people are digging it and I think it's just going to get better and better."

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