DANKO JONES to Perform Two Spoken Word Shows at WACKEN FESTIVAL in Germany on August 1st and 2nd – Marking Danko’s First Spoken Word Shows in Seven Years


New Album ‘Rock and Roll is Black and Blue’ to be Released in North America on October 9, 2012


Danko, the moniker behind Canadian rock group DANKO JONES, will take the Headbanger’s Stage at WACKEN FESTIVAL on August 1st and 2nd to perform his first spoken word shows in over seven years—his last offering of the like being his spoken word album, The Magical World of Rock, released in 2004. Danko has unveiled that the subject matter of these lectures will be none other than his favorite band in the world, KISS. The spoken word shows will come complete with slide shows and video footage.


The August 1st show will begin at 12:30pm and on August 2nd at 12:10pm on the Headbanger’s Stage.


“It’s been seven years since I’ve stepped onstage to do spoken word. In that time I’ve wondered what there was worth speaking about,” states Danko. “I’m stepping on the WACKEN stage to talk about my one burning passion that has consumed me for my entire life. Come and listen to my confession.”


Video footage of the shows will be posted on the web at a later date. Check out a video clip that Danko himself recorded to promote the spoken word shows here.



DANKO JONES recently announced that they will be releasing their new album Rock And Roll is Black and Blue on October 9, 2012. The album is produced in full by their longtime partner in crime Matt DeMatteo and was mixed by Mike Fraser, known for his work with AC/DC, Aerosmith, Franz Ferdinand and Elvis Costello to name a few.


A lengthy European tour scheduled for October / November was announced during spring and with ticket sales already looking great we expect most shows to be sold out well before the doors open. Tour dates in Canada, US and Australia will be announced soon with more European touring and a busy festival summer in 2013 also on the horizon. European tour dates can be found here:



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