Christopher Joseph Ward better known as CJ Ramone made his name known for the working bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the punk rock group the Ramones from 1989 to 1996. Rather than spending his days resting on his legacy, the punk rocker is set to release a solo album entitled THE HOLY SPELL... out May 10 via Fat Wreck Chords.
THE HOLY SPELL is packed with legendary punk elite on the album, including Ramone, guitarist Dan Root, multi-instrumentalist Nate Sander, and drummer Pete Sosa, with producer Paul Miner (Death By Stereo, New Found Glory, H20, Adolescents) again at the helm, The Holy Spell… is a surprisingly nuanced release from a punk lifer.
“I never lost that magical feeling that you get from music, and that’s where the title came in,” he says. “The bands that I listened to when I was young that I really enjoyed, I can still put that music on now, and it still has the same magic for me.”
The Holy Spell… is Ramone’s first album since 2017’s American Beauty, which PunkNews hailed for “keeping the Ramones sound fresh,” while AllMusic raved that Ramone is “not just copying the band’s old glories, but giving their legacy a fresh dose of energy and a different perspective."
You can check out the latest single "BLUE SKIES" from the album as well as track listing and tour dates below!
You can check out this incredible new track, below.
CJ RAMONE - BLUE SKIES
1. One High One Low
2. This Town
3. Crawling from the Wreckage
4. I’m Disappointed
5. Waitin’ on the Sun
6. Hands of Mine
7. There Stands the Glass
8. Movin’ On
9. Stand Up
10. Postcard from Heaven
11. Blue Skies
12. Rock On
CJ Ramone — 2019 Tour Dates
30 May in Redding, CA @ The Dip
31 May in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
01 Jun in Vancouver, BC, Canada @ WISE Hall*
02 Jun in Seattle, WA @ Funhouse*
03 Jun in Boise, ID @ The Shredder*
04 Jun in Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
06 Jun in San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside*
07 Jun in Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos*
08 Jun in Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
09 Jun in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
12 Jul in Gierle, Belgium @ Poeyelhei
12 Jul in Enkirch, Germany @ Fallig Open Air 2019
14 Jul in Luzern, Switzerland @ Sedel
15 Jul in Caramagna Piemonte, Italy @ Spazio Polivalente
16 Jul in Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
17 Jul in Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
18 Jul in Munich, Germany @ Free and Easy Festival at Backstage
19 Jul in Amberg, Germany @ Casino Saal
20 Jul in Sulzbach Taunus, Germany @ Seepogo Festival 2019
21 Jul in Karlsruhe, Germany @ Alte Hackerei
23 Jul in Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
24 Jul in Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
25 Jul in Hannover, Germany @ Lux
26 Jul in Cologne, Germany @ Helios37
27 Jul in Meppen, Germany @ Jam Center
28 Jul in Kassel, Germany @ Goldgrube
29 Jul in Groningen, Netherlands @ Lola
30 Jul in Hoofddorp, Netherlands @ Poppodium Duycker
31 Jul in Vlaardingen, Netherlands @ De Kroepoekfabriek
01 Aug in Vólos, Greece @ Los Almiros Fest 2019
02 Aug in London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03 Aug in Bristol, UK @ Exchange
04 Aug in Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Festival 2019
* – w/ Mean Jeans
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