Ugly Kid Joe Announce U.S. Tour With Fozzy & Pistols At Dawn

Ugly Kid Joe have announced their first U.S. tour in 27 years. Fozzy and Pistols At Dawn will open.

Tour Dates:

05/03 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (no Fozzy)
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
05/05 Ventura, CA – Majestic Theater
05/07 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
05/08 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/11 Houston, TX – Rise
05/12 Dallas, TX – Echo
05/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05/16 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (no Fozzy)
05/18 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
05/19 Green Bay, WI – Epics Events Center
05/20 Turtle Lake, WI – St Croix Casino
05/21 Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi Annex
05/22 Moline, IL – Rust Belt
05/24 Flint, MI – Machine Shop (no Fozzy)
05/25 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater (no Fozzy)
05/26 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedrafts (no Fozzy)
05/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels (no Fozzy)
05/28 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater (no Fozzy)
05/30 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat (no Fozzy)
06/01 Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
06/02 Cottonwood, AL – Yellow Rose Theater
06/03 Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch
06/04 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
06/05 Destin, FL – Club LA
06/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (no Fozzy)
06/09 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (no Fozzy)
06/10 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox (no Fozzy)

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere “Long Road” Lyric Video

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Long Road.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Guitarist Dave Fortman commented:

“I wrote it as a giant metaphor about procrastinating. The lyrics say it all. ‘Waiting for the sky to fall’ is sitting around doing nothing to make life better, and ‘the sound of the whistle blow’ is the moment you get up and make a change.”

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere “Kill The Pain” Music Video

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill The Pain.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Guitarist Dave Fortman commented:

“The lyrics are written from the perspective of peer pressure and outside influences that keep so many people from getting clean. The line ‘beautiful we lay here under the sky, watching the loneliness die’ always felt like the perfect metaphor for me to define this song. Kill the pain and if only for a moment, end the suffering of addiction.”

Ugly Kid Joe Premiere New Song “That Ain’t Livin'”

Ugly Kid Joe have premiered a new song titled “That Ain’t Livin’.” This is the first single from the band’s new album, “Rad Wings Of Destiny,” which will be released on October 21. Frontman Whitfield Crane recorded the track with Shannon Larkin, Dave Fortman, Klaus Eichstadt, and Cordell Crockett. Yellowcake’s JJ Curran is also featured on the song. Crane commented:

“‘That Ain’t Livin” is a tip of the hat to old-school AC/DC ‘Powerage’ rock and roll.”

Ugly Kid Joe To Open For Judas Priest In Virginia Beach

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 To Enter The Studio In November

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ugly Kid Joe Announce UK/European Tour

Ugly Kid Joe have announced a UK/European tour. Haggard Cat and Yellowcake will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

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

Ugly Kid Joe Joined Onstage By Amy Lee (Evanescence) At Graspop Metal Meeting

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 Premiere “Under The Bottom” Music Video Feat. Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

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.