American rock act CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis) have signed to Entertainment One Music (US) and Longbranch Records (Europe), and will release a new full-length album this summer.
“We are thrilled to be working with one of the most progressive record labels in the music business today,” states vocalist Chad I Ginsburg. ”CKY are looking forward to a long partnership in great music for the entire world with eOne/Long Branch!”
The new yet to be titled LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009.
CKY just announced a slew of UK tour dates right before returning to the US for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band’s first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000.
The band plan to debut new songs from their upcoming album, check them out on one of the following dates:
May 8: Brighton, UK, Concorde 2
May 9: Bristol, UK, The Fleece (sold out)
May 10: Portsmouth, UK, Wedgewood Rooms
May 11: Cambridge, UK, The Junction
May 12: Reading, UK, Sub 89
May 13: Birmingham, UK, O2 Academy
May 15: Glasgow, Scotland, UK, King Tuts
May 16: Manchester, UK, Rebellion (sold out)
May 17: Sheffield, UK, O2 Academy 2
May 19: Liverpool, UK, O2 Academy 2
May 20: Colchester, UK, Colchester Arts Centre (sold out)
May 21: London, UK, The Underworld (sold out)
May 22: London, UK, The Underworld
2017 will be a massive year for CKY, who have sold north of a million albums over the course of their nearly-20-year career. Fans can expect new music and more tour dates from a band that is re-energised and refreshed, and emerging with a career-defining effort that will prove to be worth the wait.
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.
“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.”