CKY Announce Canadian Tour, Explain Split With Previous Frontman


CKY have announced a Canadian tour that will take place just prior to their run on this year’s ‘Vans Warped Tour‘. The below dates have been booked:

06/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
06/05 Ottawa, ON – Babylon
06/06 Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
06/08 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Canadian Night Club
06/09 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
06/10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
06/11 Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre
06/12 Edmonton, AB – The Needle
06/13 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
06/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

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The group will have a new album out this summer which they recorded last year at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, CA with frontman/guitarist Chad I Ginsburg later handling the mixing duties. Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Gorilla Flicks, the band spoke of why they parted ways with their previous frontman Daniel Davies. Drummer Jess Margera said of that:

“It’s funny, because we did a whole album with Daniel, and then John Carpenter—the famous film director—is his stepdad. So he started working with John and they put that whole tour together and they’re still touring with John Konesky on guitar from Tenacious D. They have a killer band.”

He continued:

“We wrote six or seven songs, but then we scrapped them because he said, ‘Look, I’ve got this John Carpenter thing, it’s my stepdad…,”’ and I’m like, ‘Absolutely, man, go do it. It’s family’ We were going to try and put one or two of those songs on this new record, but then we just said fuck it and started over. So this album is all fresh, brand-new stuff—even though we have another album pretty much on the shelf.

Maybe one day we can revisit some of that stuff and give it a different name, because it was killer material in my opinion. Never say never. But that situation couldn’t have worked out any better, because it sort of forced Chad to step up to the vocal mic, which is where that guy needs to be. When we recorded the new album I was just thinking, ‘Holy shit, this sounds massive, why didn’t we do this years ago?!'”

If you missed yesterday’s announcement, CKY were officially confirmed for this year’s ‘Vans Warped Tour‘.

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