Jackyl – Most Concerts in 50 Days!
Jackyl are a classic hard rock/classic metal band who are probably known to many as just “that chainsaw playing band”, but its not just their creative use of power tools that has helped build their reputation. They have been labelled the hardest working band in rock ‘n’ roll on many occasions and they have the world record to back that up!
Here’s the stats:
101 shows, 59 cities and 26 states….in 50 days!
When did they sleep? We don’t know but what we do know is that between the 12th of September to the 31st of October 1998 – with an average of just over two concerts per day – they certainly wouldn’t have got much shut eye.
As if that wasn’t enough, the band earned two Guinness Book of World Records citations and the designation “The Hardest Working Band in Rock ‘N’ Roll” for also performing 21 shows in 24 hours!
Frontman Jesse James Dupree says the most grueling of the two was 21 shows in 24 hours; Jackyl completed that task in Texas and the shows were all done with full lights and sound. The daytime sets were 45 minutes long, whereas the ones done at nighttime were between 90 and 120 minutes long.
“We’ve never been shy about being one of the hardest-working rock bands. A real rock band stays on the road,” said Dupree. He is confident that no one will break his record and “if they do, I’ll shake their hands.”
Dupree has even started his own record label, Mighty Loud Entertainment, and a line of alcoholic beverages (Jesse James Spirits) as well as his own solo career on top of his commitments to Jackyl.
We could argue all day as to whether they’re truly the hardest working band in rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s fair to say they’re up there with the best of ’em!