Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard
CKY ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH
SLAVES, ROYAL THUNDER, & AWAKEN I AM
THE PHOENIX OUT NOW
12 April 2018 — CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis) are hitting the road this summer, as they announce a co-headlining tour with the post-hardcore outfit SLAVES. Support on this tour will be coming from Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Drummer Jess Margera offers a statement:
“ATTENTION! You want it? You’ve got it! You wild heathens kept asking for it and we heard you loud and clear: We are proud to announce a full co-headlining North American tour with our friends in Slaves.”
He adds, “We’re bringing Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am along for the ride. It’s going to be a night of some thick ass rock n roll that you can brag about to all your fake ass ‘friends’ who stayed home watching Netflix. This is gonna be the tour of all tours and this tour is all yours. Get a ticket NOW”
Tickets and a limited number of VIP meet and greet packages will be available Friday at 10AM local time. VIP packages will include meet and greets, exclusive merch items, autographs and more.
Last October, CKY released a music video for the single “Head For A Breakdown”. Directed by The Costa Sisters, this was the third music video from the band’s latest LP The Phoenix. The video was shot in and around London, the UK during the band’s near sell-out run earlier last year. Previously, their music video for “Replaceable” was released exclusively via LOUDWIRE and produced/directed by JOFFco.
The band initially released the “Replaceable” single earlier last summer exclusively viaSiriusXM’s OCTANE channel, “Head For A Breakdown“ via CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND and “Days Of Self Destruction” (Feat. Brent Hinds) before that. All can be streamed below.
CKY released The Phoenix on June 16, 2017, via eOne Music. The all-new LP is the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.
27 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
28 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
29 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
31 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
1 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza*
4 – Louisville, KY @ Diamonds
5 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
7 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary
8 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabes
9 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
10 – Sturgis, ND @ Iron Horse Saloon*
11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre**
14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
15 – Seattle, WA @ Revolution
16 – Portland, OR @ Dantes
17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas*
19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
21 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
23 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
24 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
25 – San Antonio, TX @ ACMH
27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bazaar
31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
1 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
* CKY ONLY ** NO SLAVES
CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATES
Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own.
He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005.
Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively.
CKY are: Chad I Ginsburg – Jess Margera – Matt Deis
“‘The Phoenix, CKY’s first since 2009, seems to reconcile with the past and looks at their new direction forward.” NOISEY
“True to form rip-fest that will draw longtime CKY fans back and new fans in.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“[‘The Phoenix’] sees Chad I Ginsburg assuming vocal duties on top of guitar, but his transition is a successful one. And “The Phoenix”, goddamn it, is fun.” 8.5/10 BLABBERMOUTH
“‘The Phoenix’ is stark and bold, stirring and unapologetic, a true testament to rock’s power in today’s landscape” 10/10 OUTBURN MAGAZINE
“The band has managed to stay true to their original direction while also remaining fresh and relevant.” 4.5/5 NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
“Chad I Ginsburg slides perfectly into the singer role, spitting venom through The Phoenix’s eight kiss-off anthems.” ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“when CKY 2.0 hits, they’re hitting hard – this is a spacey stoner ballad [‘Head For A Breakdown’] at its absolute finest.” METAL INJECTION
“The Phoenix marks a strong and triumphant comeback for these rock vets.” HEAVY MUSIC HQ