In celebration of John 5 and The Creatures upcoming new album, Invasion, the band will be going on tour with a stop in the Vault at Greasy Luck in New Bedford, MA, on March 18, 2019! The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
John William Lowery, who is best known by his stage name John 5, is one of the hottest shredders on the planet. His impressive resume includes working as Rob Zombie’s right hand man as well as the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, David Lee Roth and Lita Ford. A versatile session guitarist known for his speed, John 5 gained recognition from a guitarworld.com reader’s poll awarding him with “Best Shred Album Of The Year.” He has recorded eight solo albums to date and one live album. His live shows are truly extraordinary and one not to miss!
John 5 and The Creatures are following up on this year’s live album release, It’s Alive!, with a brand new full-length studio album coming in 2019! The new album, entitled Invasion, will be teased on New Year’s Day 2019 by way of a brand new music video for the new track “Zoinks!”, inspired by Scooby-Doo! Directed by Matt Zane with animation from Disney animator Brett Broggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), the video will also feature the acting talents of Nikki Sixx, Susan Olsen (known for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch), and Fred Coury. Coury also is credited for scoring the video alongside John 5.
Fans should stay tuned for the video coming on New Year’s Day! The official release date for Invasion will be announced in 2019. Invasion was produced and mixed by Barry Pointer, and will be released via a series of music videos, just as John 5 released his 2017 studio release, Season of the Witch.
As to the tour with Jared James Nichols, John 5 says, “Get ready for the Invasion tour! I will be playing some new songs from my new record, Invasion, a brand new medley, and much more. I’m really excited to have Jared James Nichols out with us. This tour is something you’re not going to want to miss.”
Nichols adds, “As a young budding guitarist, I grew up with a Guitar World cut out picture of John 5 on my bedroom wall. He was always one of my ‘Guitar heroes’. He is the total package… insane technique, amazing musicality, with a style and look all of his own. Needless to say, when I got the call for this tour, my jaw dropped. I’m absolutely honored to warm up the stage for him every night across America and Canada. I’m getting my chops ready to tear it up!”
The Vault at Greasy Luck is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The venue is set within a former bank building featuring original vault doors and a truly historic feel. Patrons have raved about the superior acoustics and intimate setting.