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    Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:33:02

    Jackyl to Drop New Album Same Day as Frontman Jesse James Dupree's Son Nigel - JJD has also announced the "America's Ultimate Biker" competition

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    Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree has announced the inaugural AMERICA'S ULTIMATE BIKER competition. The event will be staged at Michael Ballard's Full Throttle Saloon during the 2012 rally, and filmed for the hit television series on Tru-TV FULL THROTTLE SALOON. Any individual can register on Aug. 3, 4, or 5, between the hours of 1PM and 4PM.

    Those who qualify will move on to the competition phase that begins on Monday, Aug. 6, with a different event each day of the rally between 1 and 4. Some of these will include riding and agility events, with a focus on mechanical skills. To win, the contestants will need to exemplify in every manner that they display the traits of America's Ultimate Biker. Following familiar biker games that progressively become more difficult, the finale will feature a cannonball run contest. The winner will be crowned at the end of the rally on Aug. 10, and handed the keys to Dupree's custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. To pre-register or request additional information e-mail AUB@mightyloud.com.

    Jackyl return on July 31 with the release of Best in Show via Dupree's Mighty Loud label (Fontana). The same day, the company will street the debut from his son Nigel Dupree titled Up to No Good. In celebration of Father's Day, each issued a single to radio. Both Jackyl's "Screwdriver" and Nigel Dupree's "Tumbleweed," are performing at the rock formats. In front of the single hitting the air, Jesse James Dupree emphasized, "You have to raise them to ROCK."

    Jesse James Dupree shares, "This is our 20th anniversary from our first release and we made sure Best in Show would show we have not let up one bit."

    Dupree's son Nigel grew up in a home filled with music. Immersed in the surroundings of his father's band, and the sounds of those his father produced when off the road, the 22 year-old steps front and center with the release of Up to No Good. Nigel Dupree presents a glimpse in to his own voice, and sound, that certainly exhibit the impact his father has had on him, but also reveals a presence that is uniquely his own, Nigel offers, "Everyone is a little like their parents. For me, it comes as pure and honest as it gets. There is no question there has been an impact, but I have my own influences, and my own approach to songwriting. The result of which is this new album."

    Jackyl Tour Dates:

    7/20 Louisville, KY Jim Porter's
    7/21 Petaconia, IL Breast Fest
    7/26 Royalton, MN Halfway Jam
    7/27 Rhinelander, WI Elbo Room Lounge
    7/28 Wateska, IL Wateska Theatre
    8/09 Sturgis, SD Full Throttle Saloon
    8/18 Connersville, IN Wounded Warrior Project
    8/23 Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam
    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

    Are you going to check out the albums or enter the contest?

    —Carly Costello
    07.17.12



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