CKY will hit the road on June 2 for a few east coast dates prior to crossing the pond for a series of dates.
The band will appear in Vineland, NJ (6/02 - Hangar 84), Reading, PA (6/03 – Reverb) and Farmingdale, NY (6/04 – Crazy Donkey), and then head to the U.K.
Supporting the June 6th UK release of B-Sides & Rarities on Mighty Loud, CKY will appear in Cardiff, Wales (6/08 – Millennium Music Hall) and Nuneaton, England (6/09 – Queens Hall), before taking the stage at the Download Festival on 6/10 in Donington Park.
The touring line-up features Jess Margera, Deron Miller, Chad Ginsburg and Matt Janaitis.
Drummer Jess Margera shared, "We want to thank everyone who came out to support CKY on our recent east coast tour and look forward to seeing you all again in a few weeks. As always we had a f***ing blast! And also thanks to everybody that ACTUALLY went out and purchased "B-Sides & Rarities", you are the one and only reason that we were able to get into the studio and re-work all those songs. We do not take it for granted. See you soon!" Chad Ginsberg added, "It is thanks to the CKY Alliance that CKY will be playing the 2011 Download Festival in the UK. We all should be very proud; the Alliance once again proves their unmatched determination and power. We'll see you June 10th, on the main stage with Def Leppard and Thin Lizzy! Awesome."
CKY B-SIDES & RARITIES was released on March 22nd in the US by Mighty Loud Entertainment and Universal/Fontana. The 12-song compilation features a dozen unreleased, rare, and long out-of-print tracks culled from the historic past of a band that truly has done whatever they wanted for 15 years, without compromise. Drummer Jess Margera shared, "We picked a lot of the songs based on our fans' wishes. For instance, at CKY shows over the years, one of the most shouted-out requests has been 'Shippensburg,' which is a song we recorded in 1997 for a skateboarding video. And by far the most requested songs on the Internet over the years have been 'To All of You,' the acoustic version and the heavy recording of 'Halfway House'. We wanted to properly mix and master these out-of-print songs and get them back out there and also record some of the stuff people have been asking us to do for over a decade." The complete track listing features: "Afterworld;" "Rio Bravo" (radio session); "Shippensburg;" "Halfway House;" "Chad's In Hi-Fi;" "Santa's Coming;" "Fat f***;" "The Deepest Depths;" "Rio Bravo" (Remix); "Don't Hold Your Breath" (acoustic); "Halfway House" (original version); and "To All of You" (acoustic). The album opener "Afterworld" continues CKY's long affiliation with the Jackass crew. The tune is the end credits theme for JACKASS 3D, soon to be released on DVD following its 10/15/10 theatrical release, and was previously available on the film soundtrack. Margera reflects, "It was cool working with the Jackass dudes again. They asked us to write a song specifically for the Jackass 3D movie which ended up being 'Afterworld.' They liked the song so much they decided to use it for the ending of the film."
6/2/11 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
6/3/11 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
6/4/11 – Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
6/8/11 – Cardiff, Wales @ Millennium Music Hall
6/9/11 – Nuneaton, England @ Queens Hall
6/10/11 – Donington Park, England @ Download Festival