John 5 & the Creatures to Record Riff-Filled ‘Live Invasion’ Album
Following this summer's Invasion solo album from guitarist John 5 and its subsequent tours, the musician and his backup band the Creatures are planning to record a live album based around that release. Live Invasion will document concerts from the group's upcoming world tour dates.
But don't expect the release to only capture what appears on the album. As the guitarist recently told Australia's Sticks for Stones ahead of the Creatures' April 2020 gigs in that country, Live Invasion will be an upgraded experience that features some extra twists and turns. Listen to the interview down toward the bottom of this post.
"We are going to record the shows because I'm working on a live record called Live Invasion," John 5 explained, as transcribed by Blabbermouth. "We're going to do all the songs from Invasion and record them, but you're not going to hear just the songs from the latest album."
He continued, "You'll hear a bunch of stuff. We do this really cool, long medley of, like, 60 riffs. It's going to be a very special show, and people are going to be super excited and really happy with how it turns out. We're going to work really hard on it."
Elsewhere in the chat, John 5 took some time to amp fans up for the next Rob Zombie album, on which he performs. He had previously described the effort as Zombie's best "to date — better than White Zombie," the lead singer's early band, and John 5 echoed those sentiments to Sticks for Stones.
"It's super-heavy," the guitarist said. "It's super-hooky, and it's got really rad riffs on it, cool everything, great vocals, great melodies. I'm a Rob Zombie fan before I got in the band and a White Zombie [fan], and if it came out [then], I'd be super, super psyched. I'm really excited for people to hear it."
Of course, John 5 also played guitar for both Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth in the past. Earlier this year, the bluegrass-inspired shredder showed Loudwire some of his otherworldly guitar riffs. See all of John 5 and the Creatures' upcoming tour dates below, and get tickets here.
John 5 Talks to Sticks for Stones - Nov. 29, 2019
John 5 and the Creatures 2020 Tour Dates
Jan. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room *
Jan. 18 – Tampa, Fla. @ Jannus Live *
Jan. 19 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre *
Jan. 22 – Austin, Texas @ Emo's Austin *
Jan. 23 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues *
Jan. 24 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theatre *
Jan. 25 – Dallas, Texas @ Cambridge Room *
Jan. 26 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake's Backroom
Jan. 27 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad
Jan. 28 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre *
Jan. 29 – San Diego, Calif. @ Music Box *
Jan. 30 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues *
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim's *
Feb. 3 – Redding, Calif. @ The Dip
Feb. 4 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom *
Feb. 5 – Seattle, Wash. @ Nepture Theatre *
Feb. 7 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre *
Feb. 8 – Kansas City, Kan. @ Knuckleheads Saloon *
Feb. 9 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall *
Feb. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Shank Hall
Feb. 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live *
Feb. 13 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrew's Hall *
Feb. 14 – Mckees Rocks, Pa. @ Roxian Theatre *
Feb. 15 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom *
Feb. 16 – Boston, Mass @ Big Night Live *
Feb. 18 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y. @ The Chance Theater
Feb. 19 – Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre *
Feb. 20 – Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage *
Feb. 21 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues *
Feb. 22 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground *
Feb. 25 – Hunstsville, Ala. @ Mars Music Hall *
Feb. 26 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre *
Feb. 27 – Orlanda, Fla. @ The Plaza Live *
April 16 – St. Kilda, Australia @ The Prince Hotel
April 17 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
April 18 – Camperdown, Australia @ Manning Bar
* with Queensryche, Eve to Adam
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