UGLY KID JOE announce dates for first U.S. tour in 27 years

Following the release of their brand-new album Rad Wings of DestinyUgly Kid Joe have announced they are hitting the road for their first U.S. tour in 27 years!

“America’s Least Wanted are coming home!” commented UKJ frontman Whitfield Crane. “It’s been a long time coming, but we are stoked to be touring the U.S. again. Let the radness begin!”

The band will be heading out on the road in May and June in support of their newest offering, Rad Wings of Destiny, released last October via Metalville Records. Special guests on the tour will FOZZY along with opening act Pistols at Dawn. Full list of dates as well as poster art are as follows:

3 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
4 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent^
5 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theater^
7 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe^
8 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater^
11 Houston, TX @ Rise^
12 Dallas TX @ Echo^
13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom^
15 Kansa City, MO @ The Truman^
16 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater*
18 St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater^
19 Green Bay, WI @ Epic Events Center^
20 Turtle Lake, WI @ St Croix Casino^
21 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi Annex^
22 Moline, IL @ Rust Belt^
24 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop*
25 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater*
26 Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts*
27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels*
28 Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater*
30 Winston-Salem, NC @ The Ramkat*

1 Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage^
2 Cottonwood, AL @ Yellow Rose Theater^
3 FT Myers, FL @ The Ranch^
4 Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live^
5 Destin, FL @ Club LA^
7 New Orleans @ LA House Of Blues,*
9 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live*
10 San Antonio, TX @ Rockbox*

^ Ugly Kid Joe + Fozzy + Pistols at Dawn
* Ugly Kid Joe + Pistols at Dawn

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Ugly Kid Joe are an American rock band formed in Isla Vista, California in 1989. They rose to prominence with their debut EP, As Ugly As They Wanna Be, in 1991, which became the first EP to ever go double platinum. Their multi-platinum debut album, America’s Least Wanted, followed in 1992, which featured hits including “Cats In The Cradle,” “Neighbor,” and “Everything About You.”
After splitting up in 1997, the band re-formed in 2011, releasing the Stairway to Hell EP in 2012 and the album Uglier Than They Used Ta Be in 2015. The band released their most recent album, Rad Wings of Destiny, in October 2022. The album saw the band reunite with legendary producer Mark Dodson (Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies, Judas Priest) – who was behind the desk for Ugly Kid Joe‘s multi-platinum release America’s Least Wanted, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The 10-track album includes the singles “That Ain’t Livin’,” “Kill the Pain,” “Failure,” and “Dead Friends Play.”

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