CKY Discuss Split With Daniel Davies, Announce Canadian Dates

CKY have offered some more insight into their split with Daniel Davies. According to Jess Margera, Davies left the group to focus on a project with his step-father, film director John Carpenter.

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Margera told Gorilla Flicks the following:

“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.”

“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?!’”

In other news, the band have also announced some Canadian dates:

06/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
06/05 Ottawa, ON – Babylon
06/06 Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
06/08 Sault St. Marine, 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

You can also catch them on this year’s Warped Tour.

CKY Announce 2017 UK Tour

CKY have announced a headlining UK tour. You can see the dates for that trek below.

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Tour Dates:

05/08 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
05/09 Bristol, UK – Fleece
05/10 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
05/11 Cambridge, UK – The Junction
05/12 Reading, UK – Sub 89
05/13 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
05/15 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
05/16 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
05/17 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy 2
05/19 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2
05/20 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
05/21 London, UK – Underworld

Deron Miller Streams CKY’s “A Better Place” Demo

Deron Miller (ex-CKY) has shared a demo of the CKY track titled “A Better Place.“ The song was originally written for the band’s debut album, “Volume One,“ but was just recently completed. It will be available on the new vinyl edition of the album.

Miller said the following::

“I am so happy with the way this turned out. even though the production is crude and comes from an old TDK cassette tape, i always wanted to put vocals on it. these are the vocals and lyrics i have had in my head since the day we recorded it 15 years ago. would have been great on Volume One…”

CKY To Record New Album/Plan To Perform In Ohio As A Three Piece

CKY have revealed that they will be entering the studio to record a new album. The band, which is now down to three members including Jess Margera, Chad I Ginsburg, and Matt Deis, will hit Rancho De La Luna studio in July, and Ginsburg will be handling vocal duties for their upcoming live show in Cleveland, OH. More information on all that can be found below.

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The three remaining members of CKY (Jess Margera, Chad I Ginsburg, and Matt Deis) will be playing the Random Hero Festival at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio on June 20th. They will be celebrating the life of Ryan Dunn with all of his friends on this 5 year anniversary of his passing, and playing the best old CKY songs as a 3-piece with Chad singing.

STUDIO:
In July, the three will be entering the legendary Rancho De La Luna studio (Queens Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Eagles Of Death Metal) to begin recording brand new music for their upcoming new album. The songs are written. The demos are done. The album is due out later this year.”