Source: AZ Central.
If Levin were to hazard a guess, though, as to why the only year they haven’t toured since 2014 is the year they were kept off the road by a global pandemic, it’s because they’ve arrived at a “very agreeable” way to tour, recording shows for possible release.
“We just found it to be a more viable way to work than the traditional ‘quote, unquote’ plan, which is you spend a year doing an album, then you go out and promote it,” he says.
“And then, after a few years of touring, you take another year off to write and record the next one.”
By putting the focus on touring, they’ve been able to unwrap more of the classic old material, approaching it as though those songs had just been written.