90s rock act Kik Tracee will release its new compilation record this summer.
Big Western Sky is currently scheduled to be released Friday, July 17 via THC Music/EMP Label Group/Amped. The record will feature a collection of B-Sides, Demos and other rarities from the band’s classic No Rules/Field Trip era prior to its break-up in the early 90s.
In discussing the upcoming release of Big Western Sky, Shareaux said its release happened naturally.
“After all these years, why a Kik Tracee release now? The timing just felt right,” Shareaux said. We’ve been sitting on these songs for what, 25 years now? Kinda pulled them out recently and listened to the stuff and thought..you know..let’s package this stuff and put it out there for the diehard fans to relive the glory days, if you will. Or just get their Kik Tracee on, man.”
Shareaux added discussions with Thom Hazaert and representatives with THC Music led to the compilation’s creation and its upcoming release.
The announcement of the record’s impending release comes fresh on the heels of former front man Stephen Shareaux’s addition to this weekend’s grand opening of Ellefson Coffe Company’s first brick and mortar store in Jackson, MN. That performance is just one of a handful of live acoustic dates that Shareaux will perform this spring. His current live schedule is noted below.
Dates are as follows:
4/5 Live Wire – Chicago, IL
4/6 Rock N Roll Land – Green Bay, WI
4/7-4/9 Ellefson Coffee Co – Jackson, MN
4/10 Aster Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Shareaux will be joined by his one-time band mate, guitarist Drew Fortier for the tour. Fortier also performs with Shareaux as a member of Zen From Mars, which also features Shareaux on vocals, Chip Z’nuff of E’nuff ‘Z nuff and members of FLIPP and Fear Factory.
Shareaux released his debut solo record Golden independently in 2013. He is currently in the final stages of recording Zen From Mars’ debut album. More information on Kik Tracee and Zen From Mars is available online now at:
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