Down has announced two additional U.S. tour dates around their appearance at Welcome To Rockville this May. Down guitarist Kirk Windstein said in a recent interview with Metal Injection that along with a few shows in 2022, the band has also been tossing around the idea of doing a covers EP.
"At one point for a good number of years, 2006 through 2013 for me, Down was my priority. And then when we parted ways I started doing Crowbar full time. They kept doing a little bit with Down, but then it kind of came to a halt. But yeah, doing a covers EP makes the most sense because there's no stress. We can pick some obscure tunes that we can turn into our own and we'll technically be putting out Down music without having to bang our heads against the wall.
"And I mean, it's a difficult process writing and recording a Down record just because everyone writes. It's not like you got a main guy or whoever that does it. Everybody can write shit. A lot of times we have too many ideas and we don't know what the fuck to do, really. So I think the cover song EP thing is like a happy meeting point halfway. It's a happy medium of us being able to put out new music without the stress and everything of having to go into the studio and write and record it."
5/19 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
5/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
5/22 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
6/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
6/18 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/19 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
9/9 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival