Southern metal pioneers Jackyl hold the distinct honor of being the first — and possibly the only — band to ever feature a chainsaw solo on a track, a feat they accomplished with their 1992 debut single "The Lumberjack." Chainsaw or not, Jackyl's adrenalin-filled live shows continue to make sparks fly, as frontman Jesse James Dupre leads the band through fiery renditions of favorites like "Down on Me" and "Push Comes to Shove." Back on the road in 2014, the band is all revved up and ready to throttle at select US tour dates.
Formed in Georgia in the early '90s, Jackyl made an quick name for themselves with their hard-charging live shows, which sometimes featured chainsaw solos by frontman Jesse James Dupre. Their self-titled 1992 debut went platinum on the strength of hard rock hits like "The Lumberjack" and "Down on Me," establishing them as primary force within the burgeoning southern metal microgenre. Over the course of seven studio albums, several live albums, and two best-of compilations, the band has demonstrated a stamina and intensity that they carry on stage every time they perform. Back on the road in 2014, Jackyl are ready and raring to give it their all at tour dates around the country.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
" As always, Jesse and the guys tore it up! Great song selection, excellent audience feedback, and guys played and drank on without a break. Not to mention they take the time after a show to shake a hand and say howdy to anybody that wants to meet them."
" It's a party every time at a Jackyl show. They interact with the audience and each other. You can tell they still enjoy playing together."
"Jackyl was amazing. They really rocked the house and made the room go boom! We all had a blast!"