Danko Jones Rocks Europe: New Album Electric Sounds & Winter Tour

The kings of balls-out rock’ n’ roll, Danko Jones, will release their eleventh studio album Electric Sounds on 15 September 2023. In support of this, the band will tour Europe and the UK this winter. The lead single, Guess Who’s Back, has been released via AFM Records.

“Guess Who’s Back is not only the lead-off track to our new album, Electric Sounds,” Danko says, “it’s also the imperative sentence everyone is begging to answer – Danko Jones!”

Danko Jones have been in the business for 27 years, but their quality and enthusiasm show no sign of diminishing, and Danko is gushing about this new album. “I’d like to think Electric Sounds falls in line with all our previous albums,” he said. “Over the years, we’ve carved out a sound, and we’re sticking to it.

“But if you were to zoom in and compare it to other albums, I’d like to think it’s a bit faster than our other albums. Initially, I wanted all the songs to sound like our song, Cadillac – plodding, mid-tempo, heavy, and to the point.

“Our songs are usually about rocking, wanting to rock, enjoying life while rocking, and sometimes I’ll sing about a woman. You can expect zero surprises.”

Danko Jones - OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk
Danko Jones – OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

If their recent tour with The Darkness and Black Stone Cherry saw the band knocking out a run of energetic performances, Danko says the break in touring intensified their energy. “Not working for two years really felt like touring rock bands were being put out to pasture,” he told us. “But I guess that only made us try harder. We were still able to record and release an album during the pandemic [Power Trio, 2021]. We toured as soon as we were allowed. Now that Electric Sounds is getting released, it doesn’t feel like we missed a beat.”

Danko Jones - OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk
Danko Jones – OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

“During the pandemic, we moved away from each other. JC lives in Finland, and Rich lives in Prince Edward Island. So the writing for this band has changed. We used to bash out ideas in our rehearsal place, day after day, but it’s more about sending files back and forth now. However, last summer, while on tour, we did manage to jam out ideas in a rehearsal room in Berlin for a few days. Out of those jams came the nubs for five songs.”

The tour kicks off in Helsinki on 14 November 2023, with UK dates in mid-December. Before that, there are numerous festival appearances supplemented by a run of European dates [see below].

“We love touring in the UK,” Danko says, “and thankfully, we are coming back! What’s not to love when you play in front of crowds that know their rock and know how to rock out?! Every day is just one more day we have to patiently get through until the tour starts. I think you can tell I’m already very ready to do this. Give me a guitar, and get me to the stage NOW.”

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12dec7:00 pmDanko Jones | BristolThekla

13dec7:00 pmDanko Jones | GlasgowKing Tuts

14dec7:00 pmDanko Jones | NottinghamRescue Rooms

15dec7:00 pmDanko Jones | ManchesterRebellion

16dec7:00 pmDanko Jones | LondonGarage

Danko Jones Winter tour poster
Danko Jones Winter tour poster

Danko Jones – Summer Dates

06.05.2023 – NOR – Kopervik / Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
09.05.2023 – ES – Bilbao / Kafe Antzokia
10.05.2023 – ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
11.05.2023 – ES – Valenica / Moon
12.05.2023 – ES – Madrid / Copérnico
17.06.2023 – BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
22.06.2023 – HU – Budapest / Harley Davidson 120th Celebration
23.06.2023 – CH – Bad Ragaz / Quellrock Open Air
24.06.2023 – DE – Norderstadt / MATCH OPEN AIR, Stadtpark
28.06.2023 – AT – Graz / Stadthalle
15.07.2023 – DE – Bersenbrük / Talge Open Air Festival
21.07.2023 – NOR – Tromsø Bukta / Tromsø Open Air Festival
22.07.2023 – FIN – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
02.08.2023 – CH – Schaffhausen / Stars in Town Festival
05.08.2023 – SWE – Uddevalla / Uport Festival
12.08.2023 – DK – Horsens / Jailbreak Festival, (The Prison)
18.08.2023 – CH – Schwarzsee / Lac Noir Schwarzsee Festival

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