It’s been 25 years since Ugly Kid Joe have toured in North America and now the band have finally booked a U.S. show for September. The group will be opening for Judas Priest during their September 9 show at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA. Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane commented:
“In 1992 Rob Halford came into the studio when we were recording ‘America’s Least Wanted’ and sang on ‘Goddamn Devil’ and blew our fucking minds. As lifelong Priest fans, we are stoked to share a stage with the Metal Gods!”
Ugly Kid Joe are planning to enter the studio in November to work on their new album. Whitfield Crane told Eonmusic the following about that:
“We’re going in the studio. We’re all leaving on our various journeys right now — families, and all this stuff — and then we’ll come back November 1st to the U.K., and then we stuff ourselves in the studio, and we’re making a new record — just now, this next November, November 1st. When would I expect it to be released? I don’t know. When it shows itself.”
Ugly Kid Joe have announced a UK/European tour. Haggard Cat and Yellowcake will serve as support.
08/30 Crato, Portalegre, POR – Festival Do Crato
09/01 Câmpulung Muscel, ROM – Posada Rock Festival
09/03 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/04 Belfast, UK – Limelight
09/05 Dublin, IRE – Whelan’s
09/07 Newcastle, UK – Upon Tyne Riverside
09/08 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
09/09 Cardiff, UK – Globe
09/10 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
09/12 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
09/13 Papenburg, Germany – Kolpinghaus
09/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
During Ugly Kid Joe’s set at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, the band were joined onstage by Evanescence’s Amy Lee for a performance of their cover of Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s In the Cradle.” Check out some footage of that below:
Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a new video for their song “Under The Bottom,” feat. Phil Campbell (Motörhead). This song is from the band’s latest album, “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be,” which is available now.
Ugly Kid Joe have revealed the details for their new album, Uglier Than They Used Ta Be. The effort will be released on October 16, and will feature guest appearances from Phil Campbell and Dallas Frasca.
Uglier Than They Used Ta Be Track Listing:
01. “Hell Aint Hard To Find”
02. “Let The Record Play”
03. “Bad Seed”
04. “Mirror The Man”
05. “She’s Already Gone”
06. “Nothing Ever Changes”
07. “My Old Man” (feat. Phil Campbell)
08. “Under The Bottom” (feat. Phil Campbell)
09. “Ace Of Spades” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Phil Campbell)
11. “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (Rare Earth cover) (feat. Dallas Frasca)
The effort features the following lineup: Whitfield Crane (vocals), Klaus Eichstadt (guitar), Sonny Mayo (guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Zac Morris (drums), Cordell Crockett (bass) and Dave Fortman (guitar).
A new PledgeMusic campaign has been set up to finance the new Ugly Kid Joe album, titled Uglier Than They Used Ta Be, and the debut album from Richards/Crane, titled World Stands Still. Fans that donate have a chance to get things like signed CDs, their name in the linear notes etc.
The following statement was posted about Ugly Kid Joe’s effort:
“UKJ are set to record their first full length album in 19 years entitled “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be”, and we are inviting you along for the ride! Preorder any of the items below and you’ll then have access to a range of updates during this campaign that will allow you to follow the progress of the new Ugly Kid Joe album.
In addition check out some of the very cool items on offer including a chance to get your name in the liner notes of the new album, a chance to meet the band and hangout on their UK tour in September and you can even buy some hand written lyric sheets, signed Cds and killer vinyl!”
The following was also said about Richards/Crane:
“Richards/Crane is a brand new project from Ugly Kid Joe frontman Whitfield Crane and Another Animal Guitarist Lee Richards. Their debut album is available to preorder exclusively on this campaign! The album includes the new single “Black & White” feat. Myles Kennedy which is out now.”