Having just finished an extensive tour of Europe supporting Airbourne and then KISS, Taking Dawn made their rounds on the festival circuit with a stop at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany and Download Festival in the UK. Of the latter, foul-mouthed and fun-loving guitarist Mikey Cross checks in while on his way home to express his gratitude for all who went to watch his band rock Donington Park.

Writes Uncle Mikey, "We are on the plane back to America after a killer weekend at the legendary download festival! It was a total fucking honor to be able to open up the main stage on Saturday for so many legendary bands and so many crazy fans! We appreciate all of you who woke up at 11 a.m after an epic night with ACDC to come check us out. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces from the KISS tour and the Airbourne tour. It was also nice to see all the new ones who got down with us and rocked the fuck out! I want to kiss all of you!"

Read the whole rundown at takingdawn.com and get your copy of the band's high-octane debut Time to Burn by going right here.