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Alien Ant Farm and CKY Announce Co-Headlining U.K. Tour, Fundraising Effort for Grassroots Venues

When purchasing tickets, concertgoers will have the option to donate £1 to the Music Venue Trust.

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Alien Ant Farm and CKY will tour the U.K. together later this year.

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CKY and Alien Ant Farm are joining forces for a co-headlining U.K. tour this autumn. When purchasing tickets, concertgoers will have the option to donate £1 to an organization supporting grassroots venues.

The trek will begin in Margate on Nov. 9 and end in London on Nov. 24. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. BST on Thursday, May 2.

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The bands are also raising money for the Music Venue Trust by giving fans the option to donate £1.

"We’ve always loved our U.K. tours!" Alien Ant Farm frontman Dryden Mitchell said in a statement obtained by NME.

"For over 20 years we have been able to play shows all around our 'home away from home' and we’re excited to see old friends and fans on this run. We’ve watched CKY as fans through the years but have never had the pleasure to meet and tour with them. We think this is a proper nice fit."

The U.K. dates will follow the release of Alien Ant Farm's new album Mantras and the band's headlining continental European tour, which will include CKY as an opener. That trek will begin in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Oct. 22 and end Leiden, Netherlands on Nov. 7.

CKY is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut 1999 studio album Volume 1. They're starting a U.S. tour to mark the occasion on Wednesday, May 1.

"Through all the bulls--t over the last couple years, you have no idea how ready we are to get back on the road and f--king rock," the band said in a statement when the tour was announced.

"Twenty-five years of CKY and we are ready for 20 more. The band sounds f--king great and the tour is going to be f--king awesome. Let's go!"

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Donations garnered from the U.K. ticket sales will be sent to the Music Venue Trust.

"Every ticket you buy to see Alien Ant Farm and CKY’s exciting tour will not only grant you an unforgettable experience but also serve as a beacon of support for our cherished local music venues," the organization said in an Instagram post.

"As the first American bands to grace the UK’s stages with the added option of a ticket donation, Alien Ant Farm and CKY set a precedent for global solidarity within the music community.

"Let’s not merely spectate but actively participate in shaping a more sustainable future for live music. Join us in this pivotal moment, and let your contribution resonate beyond this tour, supporting Grassroots Music Venues across all four nations."

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CKY's drummer Jess Magera is the brother of skateboarder and reality TV star Bam Margera. The siblings worked together closely to promote each other's ventures throughout the 2000s.

Alien Ant Farm is best known for their 2001 cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," but fans of wacky alternative metal should also check out the band's original material.

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The trek will begin in Margate on Nov. 9 and end in London on Nov. 24.

Check out a full list of the upcoming tour dates below:


10/22 — Eindhoven, Netherlands — Effenaar

10/23 — Antwerp, Belgium — Trix

10/24 — Hamburg, Germany — Gruenspan

10/25 — Berlin, Germany — Colombia Theater

10/27 — Warsaw, Poland — Proxima

10/28 — Krakow, Poland — Hype Park — Club Vaudeville

11/1 — Vienna, Austria — Flex

11/2 — Munich, Germany — Backstage

11/3 — Milan, Italy — Magazzini Generali

11/4 — Zurich, Switzerland — Dynamo

11/6 — Essen, Germany — Turock

11/7 — Leiden, Netherlands — Nobel


11/9 — Margate — Dreamland

11/10 — Southampton — 1865

11/12 — Bristol — O2 Academy

11/13 — Torquay — The Foundry

11/15 — Norwich — Epic Studios

11/16 — Birmingham — O2 Institute

11/17 — Nottingham — Rock City

11/18 — Newcastle — NX

11/20 — Glasgow, SWG3

11/21 — Manchester — O2 Ritz

11/22 — Bradford — Nightrain

11/23 — Swansea — Patti Pavilion

11/24 — London —O2 Forum Kentish Town

CKY in U.S.

5/1 — Knoxville, TN — Open Chord*

5/2 — Savannah, GA — Victory North

5/3 — Orlando, FL — Beacham Theatre**

5/5 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm**

5/6 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade (Hell)**

5/7 — Norfolk, VA — Norva**

5/8 — Carborro, NC — Cat's Cradle**

5/9 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live**

5/12 — Memphis, TN — Growlers***

5/14 — St. Louis, MO — Pop's

5/15 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere's

5/16 — Lansing, MI — Grewal Hall

5/17 — Chicago, IL — Metro

5/18 — Urbana, IL — Canopy Club

5/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Jergel's

5/21 — New York, NY — Racket

5/22 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts

5/24 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom

5/25 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Lite

5/26 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally'

9/26 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life Festival****

10/12 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival****

*CKY Only

**With X-Cops

***No Crobot

****Festival Appearance


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