The Ugly Kings: Announce Promised Land Tour Dates

Announce Promised Land Tour Dates

Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings recently SOLD OUT their Promised Land single launch show at Melbourne's Cherry Bar!
Now after the success of the Melbourne show, The Ugly Kings are taking their power blues to key cities around the nation, playing shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.

The band made a huge impact earlier in the year supporting Airbourne around the country, with Airbourne’s main man Joel O’Keefe saying of the band; 
"Great show! The Ugly Kings have really got their own thing going on and it rocks! I love all the dynamics, pushing and pulling and then always smashing it out. Great intensity and power.”

Promised Land has been gaining massive momentum on Spotify since release too. 11 000 plays and counting with a monthly listener growth of 10K. 8 thousand of those since the release of Promised Land!

 The song has also been included on several playlists including Stoner Rock A-Z & Bandit Rock

Friday, July 21: Colonel Light Hotel, Adelaide

Friday, July 28: Boomerang Hotel, Albury Free show!!!

Saturday, July 29: The Factory Floor, Sydney
Double single launch with The Lockhearts.
Pre-sale tickets:

Saturday, August 12: Crowbar, Brisbane
Pre-sale tickets direct to Oztix here or from:

Promised Land 
is available for purchase now via

Or stream it here 


The Ugly Kings are four powerhouse blues rockers, Russel Clark (Vocals), Christos Athanasias (Guitar), Nicolas Dumont (Bass) and Andy Alkemade (Drums), drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical  background. 
THE UGLY KINGS offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues.
Their unique catchy, melodic, groove driven, foot stomping rhythm and riffs lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.

In April last year the band also supported Rival Sons at Cherry Bar Melbourne drawing the sold out crowd in early and earning high praise from Rival Sons management.

Stream the bands previous album Of Sins (which has racked up an impressive 120k views) here 

Watch the videos for Devil Heart, Goodbye (feat. Pierina O’Brien of Devil Electric) & Wicked Witch Of Wonder, here



"What they delivered was something that I was not ready for. A sound that is almost indescribable. It's as if a mash up of all my favorite artists had been put into a blender and formed this delicious "power sludge bluesy stoner rock". Elements of the classics such as Zep, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sabbath, Danzig and a touch of Bowie were mixed in with the modern sounds of The White Stripes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kylesa & Wolfmother. I was in heaven!” Rogue, Inc. 

"Loud, heavy, slightly-sludgy classic rock meets blues with a modern bend, played by a band that swaggered about the stage with a distinct, but subtle, air of cool. By the end, Sydney was more than happy to learn words on the fly and sing along when the front man held his mic over the mosh. The Ugly Kings are well-versed in the art of restraint, they know when to move and make the crowd get on their feet, and when to step back and let the music do the talking.” Australian Guitar

It's not often you see a band have the crowd so excited and receptive by the second song in the way The Ugly Kings do with such an original sound. Only to be described as The Ugly Kings! Ryan O'Keefe (Airbourne Drummer)

The Ugly Kings are for fans of The Doors, Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Royal Blood and Rival Sons.

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