Toronto rockers DANKO JONES have been confirmed to play the Hurricane Festival and the Southside Festival in Eichenring, Germany and Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany respectively. Both festivals take place on the weekend of June 21st - 23rd; performance dates will be confirmed soon.
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The band recently confirmed four shows as main support for VOLBEAT, with more due to be announced soon. Their schedule is currently as follows:
27 - Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
28 - Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
30 - Regina, SA – Brandt Centre
9 - New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Danko recently spoke with BW&BK's Carl Begai about the new biography Too Much Trouble – A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones, penned by Stuart Berman. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Danko: "I told Stuart that we weren’t going to censor anything they (the band's peers and detractors) said. There were a few points when I read over the drafts where I started yelling 'That motherfucker!' (laughs). It took me back to that moment in time five years back or whatever and I’m going 'That motherfucker is such a bullshitter!' There were a couple times when I mailed Stuart back and said 'Seriously man, I’ve gotta reply to this! I’ve gotta say something! This is bullshit!' I never said strike it from the book, though. We left it all in.”
A description written by Stuart Berman about the 160-page paperback reads as follows:
Danko Jones may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They’re a band that has roots in many different music communities - the North American indie-rock scene, the Scandinavian garage-rock scene, the European metal scene - but belong to none of them. They’re the only band that’s toured with both Blonde Redhead and Nickelback, and they’re the only band whose biography could attract a cast of characters that includes Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD, Elijah Wood, Ralph Macchio, Peaches, Dizzy Reed of GUNS N' ROSES, Damian Abraham of FUCKED UP, Jello Biafra of THE DEAD KENNEDYS, George Stroumboulopoulous, Alan Cross, Mike Watt and many others.
Too Much Trouble is about more than just Danko Jones’ history - it’s an exploration of the rigid politics that govern both underground and mainstream music, and how a band can succeed without pandering to either.
This is a 15-year saga that goes from college-radio DJ booths to corporate boardrooms, from dingy after-hours boozecans to the biggest festival stages in Europe, marked by encounters with everyone from D.C. riot grrrls to Dublin riot police, from death-metal deities to Hollywood celebrities. And if all this sounds somewhat preposterous, well, as Danko himself would say: this book ain’t boastin’, it’s truthin’.