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Jackyl Gatecrashes Planet Rock

BATTLE CREEK – Call them uncouth, uninhibited, or untamed: for nearly 25 years now, Jackyl have gleefully pled guilty to any or all of those descriptions of a sound that mixes hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock.

No matter what trends rule the day, however, Jackyl’s “entertainment or death” ethic always carries a wink-in-the-eye swagger that leaves self-consciousness lying in the dust. Now’s your chance to catch them locally.

Jackyl will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Planet Rock, 191 Angell St., Battle Creek. Hellifino and Man Unkind will be the local support acts. Doors open at 6 p.m.

You must be 18 and over to enter this show, though 16- and 17-year-olds are admitted with a parent.

Advance tickets are $18, and $22 on the day of the show. Tickets are on sale at, at Green Light Music, Kalamazoo, or at the door.

Formed in 1991, Jackyl wasted no time making its mark. A year later, the band established itself with a platinum debut album, fueled by the hits “Down On Me,” “I Stand Alone,” “When Will It Rain,” and “The Lumberjack” – on which frontman Jesse James Dupree ditched the standard rock guitar solo, and proved his handiness with a chainsaw.

Guitarist Jeff Worley, bassist Roman Glick and drummer Chris Worley round out the current lineup.

The band have achieved many more milestones since its fast ’90s-era start – including two Guinness Book Of World Records designations as “The Hardest Working Band In Show Business” for playing 100 shows in 50 days, and 21 shows in 24 hours, with full lights and sound.

Other high points have come from collaborating with AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson on “Locked And Loaded” (1997), and “Kill The Sunshine” (2002), which remain fan favorites to this day.

The band’s latest release is Best In Show, which appeared last year on the Mighty Loud label.

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This concert is presented by Planet Rock and Ardent Entertainment, LLC.

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