DOWN Guitarist Is 'Ready' For First-Ever European Tour

DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein (also of CROWBAR) has confirmed the group's plans to launch their first-ever European tour in May. Speaking to 4QRadio.com earlier this week, Windstein said, "I don't know the dates or anything, but we're coming over sometime in May and into June. We're doing a couple of festivals and I'm sure we'll do headliners in the U.K. — at least London and maybe one other place or something. It seems like it's really highly anticipated, which is good. Philip [Anselmo, vocals; ex-PANTERA] is doing fantastic, Jimmy Bower [drums] is doing fantastic. Phil had his back surgery, he's healing three or four months ahead of time, working out again, everything — he's in great shape, his attitude is unbeliebable. It's like going back 10, 12 years or something — his attitude and stuff. He's doing really, really good. He's pumped and excited about it, so I'm ready."

Watch 4QRadio.com's entire seven-minute interview with Windstein at this location.

DOWN is the acclaimed New Orleans-based band featuring Windstein, Anselmo, Bower, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, and bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA). So far, only one date has been officially announced: Thursday, June 1 at the tenth edition of Gods Of Metal festival at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. Also appearing on the bill are VENOM, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE and SATYRICON, among other acts.

DOWN's sophomore album, "Down II", was released in March 2002 on Elektra Records. The band headlined the second stage at the 2002 Ozzfest.

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