The ThrottleFest Kansas City music festival will be staged from August 23 to 26 at the Berkley Riverfront Park.   The entire cast of the Full Throttle is going to be there filming the end of Season 4 for the hit television show.  Hinder will perform Friday night, with Jackyl headlining Saturday.  Full Throttle Saloon owner Mike Ballard and his girlfriend Angie, alongside Jesse James Dupree will host event, with Goat, Fajita Mike, the Wall of Death, Globe of Death, and many vendors all part of the attraction.  Dupree shared, “The thing for 2012 is BIGGER IS BETTER. It wasn’t enough to finish the rally in Sturgis at Full Throttle Saloon… we’ve made plans to bring all that is FTS to Kansas City. There will be a special VIP event on Thursday for all who purchase the week-end pass.

The event will be staged on Thursday from 5pm – 2am, and Friday / Saturday from 10am – 2am.  Sunday’s hours will be 10am – midnight.  Weekend passes are $30, with Thursday and Sunday included (which are not available for individual sale).  Individual Friday and Saturday tickets are $20.  Camping is available, with tents secured in a 10’ x 15’ area.  Campsites are available on a first come first serve basis and can only be bought at Riverfront Park, Tuesday through Thursday between 10am and 8pm.  Campers can gain access to their campsite on Thursday starting at noon. A special load in area will be designated in the parking lot where campers can temporarily park and carry their gear across the street.  A campsite will cost $60 for the weekend, which includes two people (additional camper’s are $20 per person).  A campsite does NOT mean you can enter the festival grounds, as tickets to ThrottleFest are sold separately.  All campers will be issued a special wristband, to be worn the duration of the weekend, that will allow them access to the campground.  No open flames are allowed.

Jackyl just released Best In Show via Jesse James Dupree’s Mighty Loud label (Fontana).   The band also delivered a deluxe version of the title released as a Best Buy exclusive.  The CD + DVD combination features two additional audio tracks on the CD, while the DVD contains a 90 minute retrospective of Jackyl’s twenty year career, interview footage of each band member, as well as a roundtable-style discussion. It also features three music videos that have never been seen before (“Screwdriver,” “Better Than Chicken,” and “It’s Tricky”).  The audio tracks added to the single disc release are “What I Do” and  “Open Invitation,” which was Jackyl’s response to the attacks on 9/11. The song has never been commercially released due to the band’s intention to not profit from the composition.  It was given to select radio stations for inclusion on compilation discs to sell in raising funds for the Red Cross.  Immediately following the tragedy, it was made available as a free download, which caused Mindspring to fine the band over $10,000 for crashing the company’s servers.  The song is the only track to chart on Mediabase that was not released as a commercial single.  Jesse James Dupree recalls, “That song was written as a stream of consciousness as we were in the studio recording during 9/11. As everyone else did, we were trying put everything in its place and move forward with recording our album. But first we had to vent and this is what came out.”

Multi-platinum selling Jackyl has long since validated itself as one of America’s most loved rock bands.  Specialists in down and dirty blue-collar rock and roll, Jackyl’s legacy of its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll is well established. The band hit the scene in 1990, and immediately began firing off rock radio hits like “Down On Me,” “When Will It Rain,” “I Stand Alone,” and most notably, “The Lumberjack” during which Dupree performs a chain-saw solo. The introduction of Jackyl’s fifth instrument on album and in concert quickly became one of the band’s many trademarks as the group blazed a path to infamy, sharing the stage with Aerosmith, Kiss, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent and Damn Yankees and working with industry heavyweights such as John Kalodner.   AC/DC’s Brian Johnson would go on to lend his vocals to the track “Locked And Loaded” which still stands as his only contribution outside of AC/DC recordings.  The band has earned two Guinness Book of World Records citations and the designation “The Hardest working Band in Rock ‘N’ Roll” for performing 100 shows in 50 days as well as 21 shows in 24 hours. Staying true to their working band roots, Jackyl is a staple on the summer festival circuit and maintains their commitment to every show being the sonic equivalent to a man being shot out of a cannon. Dupree shares, “Time flies when you’re having fun, and in the case of Jackyl, time has flown at mach-speed because we have had a fucking blast. We’re as lethal as ever and the party has only gotten bigger. The story continues… Grab the CD, learn all the words, and we’ll see you on the road.”
Jackyl has announced a tour that will keep the band on the road the majority of 2012, in to 2013.  The following appearances are confirmed, with additional shows to be announced shortly:
8/18     Connersville, IN                                   Wounded Warrior Project
8/23     Grand Junction, CO                              Rock Jam
8/31     Dallas, TX                                            White Trash Party @ Palladium Ballroom
9/01     Freeport, TX                                         Freeport Summertime Blues Festival
9/13     Ocean City, MD                                   OC Bike Fest
9/14     Ocean City, MD                                   OC Bike Fest
9/15     Howland, ME                                       Seboeis Stream Campground
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