Toronto-based frontman Danko Jones has been singing and playing guitar in his eponymously named rock band for the last 20 years. In that time, his band has played in 37 countries on 6 continents and released 11 albums. He has been writing for various rock publications around the world since 2005 and joined the KISS Army when he was 6.Danko’s latest album Wild Cat came out in March 2017 and the first single, “My Little RNR”, received massive airplay all over the world, peaking at an impressive #6 at Rock Radio in Canada and it also charted at radio in various European territories. Danko was also featured as a guest vocalist on “Black Rose”, Volbeat’s smash hit that made it all the way to #1 on US Rock Radio in June. Their second single from Wild Cat, “You Are My Woman”, due for release on September 15th is an extremely infectious and loving ode to Thin Lizzy coated with Danko’s signature sound.
When Danko’s not playing hard rock music, he finds other ways to express himself – writing for various rock magazines and doing podcasts. In his upcoming book, “I’ve Got Something To Say” (Feral House, spring 2018), he has collected his favourite articles from the past 10 years. Whether it’s selling Johnny Cash a Nirvana record, singing onstage with Motörhead or writing Neil Peart a fan letter, Danko has been on both sides of the rock n’ roll curtain for decades, which gives his writing another dimension altogether. The book features colourful illustrations from Gary Dumm (American Splendor), Mary Fleener (Slutburger), Michel “Away” Langevin (Voivod), Eerie Von (Danzig, Samhain), Brian Walsby (Manchild) and more.
As a podcast host Danko has produced 157 episodes of the Official (and highly acclaimed) Danko Jones podcast and earlier this month he started his second podcast endeavour, The Reagal Beagle, dedicated to the best television show in history – Three’s Company. Each week, Danko invites a guest to talk about an episode in chronological order.
The band is in the process of wrapping up the festival season and has a few more shows to go in September. After that they return to European soil in November for an extensive Scandinavian tour. More tour dates will be announced shortly.
Sep 7th – European Bike Week, Faak Am See (AT)’
Sep 8th – Live Club, Milan (ITA)
Nov 24th – Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad (SWE)
Nov 25th – Lokomotivet, Eskilstuna (SWE)
Nov 28th – Arbis, Norrköping (SWE)
Nov 29th – Rockefeller, Oslo (NOR)
Nov 30th – Katalin, Uppsala (SWE)
Dec 1st – Folkets Park, Huskvarna (SWE)
Dec 3rd – Frimis Salonger, Örebro (SWE)
Dec 6th – Konsert & Kongress, Linköping (SWE)
Dec 7th – N3, Trollhättan (SWE)
Dec 8th – Liljan, Borlänge (SWE)
Dec 9th – Circo, Karlskrona (SWE)
Dec 10th – Intiman, Västerås (SWE) SOLD OUT
Dec 13th – Pustervik, Gothenburg (SWE)
Dec 14th – Strand, Stockholm (SWE)
Dec 15th – KB, Malmö (SWE)
Dec 16th – Tivoli, Helsingborg (SWE)
About “I’ve Got Something To Say”:“Not just a must-read for fans, but a true ‘peek under the hood’ of the hardest working man in Canadian rock, who turns out to be a surprisingly regular guy. Taken one at a time, these pieces are angry, ironic, and laugh-out-loud funny. Yet together, they make up a fascinatingly accessible answer to the question, ‘What makes a person choose a life in rock and roll?”- Gordon Korman, author “Danko’s creativity, genius and wit shine through his writing just as strongly as his music. Whether it’s death metal or how to serve a burger, the opinions are intense and hilarious, and the enthusiasm is infectious!”- Sean Yseult, bassist for White Zombie, author of I’m In The Band
The Official Danko Jones podcast: http://www.dankojones.com/category/podcast/
The Regal Beagle podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/the-regal-beagle-podcast/id1260614214?l=en&mt=2