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The Creatures to play in Austin, TX on April 1

John 5 and The Creatures Its Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures Its Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures have added another date to their forthcoming “It’s Alive” tour in 2018.

Venue: Come and Take It Live
Date: April 1st, 2018
Address: 2015 E Riverside Dr, Bldg 4, Austin, TX, 78741
Tickets: comeandtakeitproductions.com/event/1611479
VIP: john-5.com/store/
Please note: This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional ‘minor surcharge’ at the door.

For all tour dates, ticket and VIP info and links, go to our tour page: john-5.com/main/tour/


[WATCH] John 5 on The Kreepy Kama Show

John 5 Kreepy Kama interview

The Kreepy Kama Show’s Shaun Kama interviews John 5 for episode 6 of the popular YouTube show.

Watch it above, or go direct: https://youtu.be/eovw0mEFSsU


Two new dates added to the IT’S ALIVE tour

John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures fans, we have two new shows that we have added to the IT’S ALIVE tour:

11 April: Discovery Ventura, Ventura, CA and
19 April: Domino Room, Bend, OR

Tickets and meet and greet details can be found here: john-5.com/main/tour/. Ticket links for venues are being added daily so please take a look back and check if the date you are looking at doesn’t yet have tickets available.


John 5 and The Creatures to release “It’s Alive” album in 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

In a recent #AskJohn5 question, John exclusively let fans know he was working on a Creatures live album.

The album, titled “It’s Alive!” is the first live album released by The Creatures. It is also the first album released by John 5 to be featured on vinyl. “I remember pulling up to a beautiful venue that we played in Sellersville, Pennsylvania and before we were unloading the equipment, the soundman said, ‘Hey guys, would you like to record the show?’ We said, ‘sure that would be amazing!’ I always wanted to have a really great recording of the show. We were a few weeks into the show so we were really well rehearsed, so I said, ‘Alright guys, let’s not jump around. Let’s just really try to get a great performance because we only have one shot – no other shows – if we mess up!’ So, we explained to them that we would be recording. You can hear that on the recording of the album, which makes it very magical. It came out amazingly! That’s the magic of live albums to me – capturing the performance.”

The Creatures will be touring in 2018 to promote the album.

Here are the important details:

  • The album will be available on double LP coloured vinyl, and CD.
  • You can pre-order the album at the official John 5 store now: john-5.com/store/. It will be released on January 25th and on the same day on digital formats (streaming and purchasing).
  • There will also be available to purchase separately, an amazing 24-page full-color tour book covering the tour journeys so far.

    Keep it locked to john-5.com to find out when the pre-sale will commence and for more news.

    To view the FULL TRACKLIST, click >>> (more…)


    John 5 and The Creatures to appear at the Tacoma Guitar Festival in 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures Tacoma Guitar Festival 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures Tacoma Guitar Festival 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures will be bringing their “It’s Alive” show to the Tacoma Guitar Festival in 2018.

    The festival with is the largest guitar event to take place in the Northwest, takes place from April 21 to April 22.

    John 5 and The Creatures will appear on April 21st.

    Tickets are available here: ticketmaster.com/Tacoma-Guitar-Festival-tickets/


    John 5 and The Creatures announce “It’s Alive!” tour in 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

    John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

    It’s been one of the most asked questions of late, “when are John 5 and The Creatures next touring?”. Well, wait no more. The Creatures will be touring from February to April with 40 dates to cover.

    The “It’s Alive!” tour will go from Florida to Washington and a lot of places in between.

    Tickets will become available very soon, and VIP packages will be available exclusively at the official John 5 store.

    To see all the dates, go to the tour page, or click >>> (more…)


    [Interview] John 5 speaks to Time Out Shanghai ahead of his China shows with The Creatures

    John 5

    John 5

    John 5 and The Creatures are in China this week to play shows in Shanghai and Bejing.

    This is the first time John 5 has played in China as a solo artist and it promises to be a belting good show!

    Before the shows, which take place on 24th and 26th November, (full details including ticket and VIP links here) John 5 chatted to Time Out Shanghai about taking The Creatures show to China, whether Metallica have heard his version of Enter Sandman, what it’s like working as a solo artist and Rob Zombie’s right-hand axe-man, and how the music industry – and John 5 – are adapting for the digital age.

    To read the interview in full, go here: timeoutshanghai.com/features/J5-Our-live-show-is-like-juggling-chainsaws


    Get John 5 & The Creatures cover of Enter Sandman on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more now!

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    Happy Friday 13th everyone! What a perfect day to unleash John 5 & The Creatures cover of the Metallica classic “Enter Sandman”.

    John 5 recently exclusively revealed the track on pal Eddie Trunks radio show.

    The track is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and more. More retailers will be added to the link below as they become available.

    Purchase the track today and then play it very VERY LOUD! http://smarturl.it/john5entersandman


    Great VIP packages available for John 5 Halloween shows in October

    John 5 and The Creatures Halloween 2017 VIP package

    John 5 and The Creatures Halloween 2017 VIP package

    Following yesterdays announcement of two very special Halloween shows from John 5 and The Creatures, we can now reveal two fantastic VIP packages for you to purchase exclusively from the official John 5 store.

    Package One includes: • John 5 Signature Edition Squire Telecaster Front Gold  • Special Event Only VIP t shirt  • Special Soundcheck Halloween Party w/ John & the Creatures, • Pre show meet and greet with John 5 • Personal Photo opportunity with John 5 • Exclusive VIP laminate • Exclusive John 5 Logo Cinch bag • Limited Edition John 5 Tour Poster • Limited Edition John 5 Patch (Does not include ticket price – Make sure you purchase ticket from usual outletsjohn-5.com/store/shop/j5-vip-halloween-great-pumpkin-upgrade-2017/

    Package Two includes: • Special Soundcheck Halloween Party w/ John & the Creatures • Pre show meet and greet with John 5 • Personal Photo opportunity with John 5 • Exclusive VIP laminate • Exclusive John 5 Logo Cinch bag • Limited Edition John 5 Tour Poster • Limited Edition John 5 Patch  (Does not include ticket price – Make sure you purchase ticket from usual outletsjohn-5.com/store/shop/j5-vip-halloween-monsters-upgrade-2017

    Please note:  NUMBERS ARE LIMITED If your show date does not appear in the selection menu on the store page, the Meet & Greet package is sold out. Venues are not responsible for VIP packages. If you have questions, please contact the store manager here: john-5.com/store/contact


    John 5 announces two special Halloween shows

    John 5 and The Creatures Great Pumpkin Halloween show 2017

    John 5 and The Creatures Great Pumpkin Halloween show 2017

    John 5 will be heading out for two very special Halloween shows at two of his favorite venues.

    The Great Pumpkin John 5 show” will take place on October 27 at Louie G’s in Fife, WA (all ages) and October 28 at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA (21 & Over).

    Tickets are available now:  Oct 27: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1554370 and Oct 28 ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1554371

    Go to our tour page for more information: john-5.com/main/tour/.

    VIP packages will be available very soon from the store: john-5.com/store/

    These are the ONLY shows, so get your tickets FAST!


    John 5 and The Creatures to play in China

    John 5 Creatures China 2017 tour

    John 5 Creatures China 2017 tour

    John 5 and The Creatures will be heading to China for their Season of the Witch tour.

    The dates include:

    Fri Nov 24 – Shanghai, China – Qianshuiwan Culture and Arts Center
    Sun Nov 26 – Beijing, China – Tango Club
    Tickets will be available soon and will be posted on our tour page and social media.
    To see the tour poster, go here >>>

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    John 5 Feature in Outburn Magazine

    John 5 Outburn Magazine

    John 5 Outburn Magazine

    From Outburn Magazine:

    Check out monster guitarist John 5 in the new issue of Outburn. full interview as well as a full page poster in issue 88. on shelves and in stores now. Image by Jeremy Saffer.”

    Get your copy here: https://outburn.com/products/outburn-88


    [Interview] John 5 speaks to the Illinois Entertainer

    John 5 Illinois Entertainer

    John 5 Illinois Entertainer

    John 5 and The Creatures recently visited Reggies in Chicago for their Season of the Witch tour. Before the show, John 5 chatted to the Illinois Entertainer.

    From the Illinois Entertainer:

    Aside from his day job as Rob Zombie’s right hand man, Mr. 5 explores his adventurous musical side on Witch. The music videos 5 has released throughout 2016 also appear on the album; a technique Metallica executed successfully last year as well. With the surge of music videos breaking singles online, 5’s plan was to get his music on the screens of the fans before the album dropped.”

    To read the interview and see a gallery of images from the show, go here: illinoisentertainer.com/2017/04/feature-story-and-gallery-john-5-at-reggies/

    Photo by Edward Spinelli


    John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

    John 5 Premier Guitar

    John 5 Premier Guitar

    On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

    From Premier Guitar:

    John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

    We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

    Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
    Subscribe to Premier Guitar here: shop.premierguitar.com

    Photo by Stephanie Cabral


    [Interview] “Just a man and his guitar”: John 5 talks to Fangoria

    John 5 interview Fangoria

    John 5 interview Fangoria

    The Season of the Witch tour came to an end just under a week ago but during that time, John 5 chatted to the legendary Fangoria.

    From Fangoria:

    Known for his dark persona and wicked riffs on stage, off-stage the well-spoken and passionate artist is more than just a man in monster make-up. Eclectic in his love of music, John 5 has taken instrumental story telling to an entirely new level in SEASON OF THE WITCH. Tracks such as HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, HERE’S TO THE CRAZY ONES, and the hypnotic BEHIND THE NUT LOVE are just three examples of the diversity and talent it took in creating this album. Now, as the tour comes to a close and John 5 prepares to hit the road with Zombie, Fango was lucky enough to be invited to one of his performances.

    More than happy to sit down and talk shop, John 5 opened up to Fango and gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the concert and why he does what he does.

    Read the interview in full: fangoria.com/new/just-a-man-and-his-guitar-john-5-talks-latest-tour-album-season-of-the-witch/


    [Watch] Thank you from John 5

    John 5 SOTW Tour thanks

    That’s it folks! 36 shows, 18 states and thousands of people watching the shows, coming to meet and greets, sharing their experiences, sharing in the show experience. All came to an end in Chicago on April 16 at Reggies.

    To say thank you to everyone who supported the Season of the Witch tour, John 5 has recorded this special message.

    We hope to see you on the next John 5 and The Creatures tour. Thanks for making this run such an amazing experience.

    And don’t forget to leave a message about your experience of the show by clicking >>> (more…)


    [LISTEN] John 5 talks to WRIF Rocks Detroit

    John 5 Matt Wilson

    John 5 Matt Wilson

    This weekend, John 5 will be returning to his home state to play with The Creatures at The Token Lounge in Westland MI. Ahead of that show, WRIF Rocks Detroit chatted to John.

    From WRIF:

    We talked about his early days and what shaped his love for playing intimate venues, his recent night out with Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of KISS, guitarists that he’s jammed with and lots more. Having a son in his early teens like me I had to get his take on Robert Trujillo’s 12 year old son, Tye, touring with Korn through South America. We talked about the use of social media, nerves on stage and his thoughts on the closing of Joe Louis arena.”

    To listen to the podcast in full, please go here: wrif.com/episodes/guitarist-john-5/

    Don’t miss out on the final Creatures shows of this tour – tickets and meet and greets here: john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Review] Season of the Witch ” is an auditory experience to behold”.

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    Read this fantastic new review from Anti Hero Magazine for Season of the Witch – the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album which came out March 3rd.

    From the review:

    John 5 is a guitar player’s guitarist, replete with all the awe-inspiring shreddology of modern players such as Steve Vai, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen. All of his influences shine thru on Season of the Witch, and portrayed by John 5 and the Creatures with masterful skill. If you don’t know John 5 other than his work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, Season of the Witch will open your eyes to how incredibly talented John 5 really is.”

    To read the review in full, go here: antiheromagazine.com/album-review-john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

    Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

    John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Listen] John 5 talks to the Vinnie Langdon Show

    John 5 interview Vinnie Langdon show

    From the Vinnie Langdon Show:

    John 5 from bands like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie talks about his band THE CREATURES in this special interview of THE VINNIE LANGDON SHOW HD™ and talks about his upcoming show in Sellersville, P.A. on April 10th, 2017.”

    To see all upcoming shows, including John’s performance at Sellersville, go here: john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Review] With Season of the Witch, John 5 shares “his genuine passion for diverse music styles”.

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    Offeringwebzine.com share their review of the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch.

    Season of the Witch they say “offers intense virtuosic jams with creative twists that combine multiple music genres“. They conclude the review ““Season Of The Witch” is a rather entertaining instrumental effort with a macabre touch and John 5 is not only demonstrating his eclectic musicianship as he is also sharing with the listeners his genuine passion for diverse music styles.”

    To read the review in full go here: offeringwebzine.com/2017/03/28/john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

    Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

    John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Interview] Port City Daily interviews John 5: ” I love the stage experience. I love playing music with people really close up.”

    On April 1st, John 5 and The Creatures will be playing at Calico in Wilmington NC. Ahead of that show the Port City Daily caught up with The Creatures “from the road to talk about their tour, the new album and visiting North Carolina again.”

    But I love the stage experience. I love playing music with people really close up. I do enjoy playing in front of the crowds with the Rob stage, but the front row is 50 feet away sometimes. In a small show, I can put my head down and it can rest on someone’s head. Those are cool things. I love that stuff.

    Because when I was a kid, I would go so people that were in major bands that were playing tiny shows, in small clubs. And I will never, ever forget those shows.

    To read the interview in full, go here: portcitydaily.com/2017/03/27/10-questions-with-rob-zombies-guitarist-john-5-before-his-solo-show-in-wilmington-entertainment/

    To get tickets and meet and greets, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Interview] John 5 speaks to Long Island Pulse: “I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart.”

    John 5 Rob Fenn

    On April 7, John 5 and The Creatures will be taking their Season of the Witch tour to Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Ahead of that show John 5 chatted to the Long Island Pulse about how he tackles the different styles of music he plays: “I did heavy stuff, western swing…the album goes in all different styles of music. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a little something for everybody. That’s just who I am—I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart. I think fans really latch onto that.”

    They also talk about his new album Season of the Witch and some of the people he has worked with over the years.

    To read the interview in full, go here: http://lipulse.com/2017/03/23/john-5-metal-meets-western-swing/

    To get your tickets and meets and greets for the show, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/


    [Interview] John 5 speaks to the Dallas Observer about touring: “people are loving this”.

    John 5 will be in Dallas this weekend at Trees with The Creatures for his Season of the Witch tour. Ahead of the show, John 5 had a chat with the Dallas Observer.

    In the interview, John 5 talks about how amazed he is with the turnout from fans for the show. He also talks about why he is comfortable playing the smaller venues on this tour: “Maybe because I have the best of both worlds, but I don’t really mind playing small venues,” he says. “When I was growing up, I would go see major artists in small clubs in Hollywood. They would get together and go play. I always thought that was so special and such a cool experience. I just love playing and I love having a guitar in my hands.”

    To read the interview in full, go here: dallasobserver.com/music/john-5-guitarist-for-rob-zombie-solo-tour


    [Review] “Strap yourself in and be prepared for the terror of John 5 and the Creatures”.

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    John 5 Season of the Witch

    2Loud2oldmusic.com have reviewed the latest John 5 album “Season of the Witch” made with his band The Creatures. The site gives a track by track review of the album.

    They conclude: “The album is already one of my favorites for the year. A lot of the rock albums so far haven’t been killing it with me, but this one was a breath of fresh air. I can never get enough of John 5 so it was nice to have some new music in between Rob Zombie albums. This is a must have for any rock fine and especially a John 5 fan.”

    To read the review in full, go here: 2loud2oldmusic.com/2017/03/20/john-5-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch-album-review/

    Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

    John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/