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John 5 and The Creatures announce first ever Australian tour dates in 2020.

John 5 and The Creatures Jared James Nichols Australia 2020

JOHN 5 is heading to Australia, for his first ever solo shows here, to shred our nation to pieces thanks to Silverback Touring. Accompanying him is American blues-rock guitarist and singer JARED JAMES NICHOLS who is rated as one of the hottest players on the scene, also making his debut appearance in Australia.

Comments John “I am so excited that I’m coming to Australia with the creatures there’s gonna be a lot of pickin, tappin, bendin, slappin so get ready Australia and let’s get weird !!!”

Joining them on this three-date tour is JARED JAMES NICHOLS, who has toured with The Creatures on both legs of the Invasion 2019 tour in the USA. NICHOLS is best known for his high-energy performances and ‘pick-less’ electric guitar playing technique. He is rarely seen without playing his “signature” single-pickup Gibson Les Paul Custom P90 nick-named Old Glory. He fronts a power trio under his name, rooted in the early 1970s hard-rock vein of Cream and Mountain.

Get set for a night of pure guitar driven ecstasy where shred meets the blues and plenty of technical genius on display.

Also joining on the tour, to complete the line-up, will be Australia’s From Love To Violence,  band who draw “from their creative influences, experimenting in a combination of heavy\dance\ electronic\rock to form a unique sound that gets your blood pumping and leaves you wanting more!!”

Dates are as follows: 

  • Thursday 16 April: The Prince – Melbourne
  • Friday 17 April: The Zoo – Brisbane
  • Sat 18 April: Manning Bar – Sydney

Pre sale: Wednesday 18 September, 9am AEST to Thursday 19 September 5pm AEST

General on sale: Friday 20 September at 9am AEST

VIP packages will be available from the official John 5 store: john-5.com/store/

Full tour dates, including ticket links, can be found at our tour page here: john-5.com/main/tour/

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John 5 speaks to Revolver Mag about MARILYN MANSON, PLAYING FOR PRINCE, NEW ROB ZOMBIE ALBUM & more

John 5 Revolver Magazine Interview

From Revolver Magazine:

This year sees John 5 juggling the release of what he calls a “very heavy” new Zombie record with his own recently unleashed solo record Invasion, for which he plans to release a separate music video for each track.

Following a successful spring solo tour and the aforementioned Twins of Evil tour, John 5 will be out on the road with his backing band the Creatures for the Invasion Tour 2019 that sees him booked through the end of November. Read on to find out how he’s managing this breakneck pace without, you know, actually breaking his neck.

Read the interview in full here: revolvermag.com/music/john-5-marilyn-manson-show-prince-rob-zombie

Watch John 5 and Joe Bonamassa duet on Jimi Hendrix classics

From Guitar.com:

John 5 and Joe Bonamassa teamed up for a stellar Jimi Hendrix jam at 1720 in Los Angeles last night [Sept 1].

John 5, who was performing in support of his latest solo effort, Invasion, had invited Joe B up on stage for a duet. The pair then delivered faithful renditions of Hendrix’s Foxy Ladyand Spanish Castle Magic. Bonamassa was on vocal duty while the pair traded guitar licks on their respective axes – Bonamassa with his trusty Les Paul and John 5 with his dual-humbucker Telecaster.

Watch the video above!

John 5 to appear at Horrorhound 2019 (Sept 6-8)

John 5 Horrorhound 2019

John 5 will be in Indianapolis for this years HorrorHound weekend.

As well as performing, John 5 will be signing all weekend so make sure you get yourself down to The Indiana Convention Center.

The event takes place September 6-8 2019, and you can get your tickets here: horrorhoundweekend.com/shows/201909/ and Photo Op opportunities with John 5 can be purchased here: purchase.growtix.com/eh/HorrorHound_Weekend_Indianapolis.

John 5 and The Creatures will be performing on the Saturday night (September 7) in the Westin Hotel Ballroom. Get more info here: horrorhoundweekend.com/events

J5 speaks to Guitar World: “I play so much guitar that it might not even be healthy – and I’m not joking”

John 5 Guitar World August 2019 Tour Bus Live

From Guitar World:

John 5 might just be the most subversive artist working in the music business today. Yes, he rocks the corpse-paint vibe and has spent a goodly chunk of his career playing electric guitar with master of controversy Marilyn Manson and his current bandleader, Rob Zombie, so the obvious conclusion is that he’s working the ‘horror metal’ groove to the max.

But even the most rudimentary investigation into his solo albums and videos reveals a very different reality. Sure, you’ll uncover some scary monster sounds, serial-killer-inspired titles and sound clips, and an eerie, unsettling sense at work in many of the songs. But what you’ll also find is some of the most sublimely gnarly country-style picking this side of Robert’s Western World in Nashville…

John took time out from his relentless schedule to discuss his new album, Invasion, his career to date and how he’s managed to steer a successful and lucrative course through the difficulties of monetizing a career in a ravaged music industry.

Read the interview in full here: guitarworld.com/john-5-i-play-so-much-guitar

Image by Tour Bus Live.

John 5 speaks to Guitar Player Mag about making 2019’s most shred worthy album!

John 5 Guitar Player Magazine 2019

From Guitar Player Magazine:

While a sizable contingent of metal fans know John 5 from his longtime gig as Rob Zombie’s ghoulishly flamboyant shred master, guitar enthusiasts have a broader picture of him — that of a deeply eclectic and prodigiously proficient player schooled in country, bluegrass, western swing, jazz and flamenco. Whether he’s peeling off hyperspeed chicken-pickin’ lines, replicating cascading banjo rolls, or dispatching immaculate, sweep-picked solos, there seems to be no end to his knowledge or skill set.

“I appreciate anything that’s done well,” John states. “You could be throwing knives or juggling bowling pins, and I’ll be amazed.

“But with music, it goes a lot further. If I hear a bluegrass player killin’ it, I’m like, ‘I have to play that!’ And if I hear a metal player rippin’ it, my brain just fries. So I have to learn what they’re doing and execute it perfectly. I obsess over it, and I love it dearly.”

Read the interview in full here: guitarplayer.com/john5-on-how-he-made-2019-most-shredworthy-album