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10th October 2013

ugly kid joe

Ugly Kid Joe who are embarking on their monumental 14-day UK tour on the 22nd October, have just announced an exclusive opportunity to purchase a special upgrade for fans.

The upgrade would entitle them to a VIP Meet and Greet experience were they will get to personally hang with the band, ask questions, get their pictures taken, get private pre-show access to the merch shop... to skip those busy queues and receive a UKJ guitar pick and bracelet along with a limited edition 8X10 signed UKJ photo.

The special upgrade is available to all fans... apart from the sell out shows, in which case it will only be available to fans that have already been lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket.

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There are very limited places available as the band want to spend quality time with fans... so getting upgrades quickly is highly recommended so as not to miss this rare opportunity to meet the men behind the music and hang out with some of LA's finest rock musicians.

To purchase visit:

UK tour dates with Skid Row:
Tuesday, 22nd October Mo' Club, Southampton
Wednesday 23rd October The Vault, Rugby - SOLD OUT
Thursday 24th October Club Academy, Manchester
Friday 25th October Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 26th October Central Station, Wrexham - SOLD OUT
Monday 28th October The Garage, Glasgow
Tuesday 29th October The Limelight, Belfast
Wednesday 30th October The Button Factory, Dublin
Friday 1st November Lemon Grove, Exeter
Saturday 2nd November Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sunday 3rd November Sub 89, Reading - SOLD OUT
Monday 4th November Concorde 2, Brighton - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 5th November Electric Ballroom, London
Thursday 7th November Waterfront, Norwich

'Stairway To Hell' Info:

'Stairway To Hell' is a 9-song EP and contains songs spanning the full repertoire of influences which made Ugly Kid Joe one of the prime soundtracks for young snowboarders, surfers, keggers and characters worldwide. The deluxe edition features acoustic versions of UKJ classic 'Cats In The Cradle' and 'Would You Like To Be There' and 2012s 'No One Survives'.

The double digipak also features a bonus DVD including Download festival's 2012 performance, 'Devils Paradise' and 'I'm Alright' music videos, interviews and an exclusive film on Art Designer Daniel Mercer's artwork of 'Stairway To Hell'.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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