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John 5 and the Creatures to release ‘It’s Alive!’ live album in January

John 5 and the Creatures are set to release a live album, “It’s Alive!,” on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. It will be the world-renowned guitarist’s first album to be featured on vinyl. A 24-page, full-color tour book covering the John 5 and the Creatures’ tour journeys so faralso will be available for separate purchase.

Pre-orders are available now at, with more options coming soon. Fans can check back to for updates.

“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!’ John 5 said. “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 the crowd 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.”

“It’s Alive!” track listing:
1. “Guitars, Tits and Monsters”
2. “Flight of the Vulcan Kelly”
3. “Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers in Hell, CA”
4. “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”
5. “This is My Rifle”
6. “Jiffy Jam”
7. “Hell Haw”
8. “Season of the Witch”
9. “The Nightmare Unravels”
10. “Portrait of Sydney Sloan”
11. “Triple D”
12. “Black Grass Plague”
13. “Behind the Nut Love”
14. “Making Monsters”
15. “Beat It”
16. “Now Fear This”
17. Medley

“I’m so proud of it that I wanted to put it out and also tour it like bands used to tour live albums back in the ’70s,” John 5 said. “I thought that was so cool! I’ve put out a lot of records, so I thought—goddammit, I’m going to do it!”

John 5 and the Creatures will begin an extensive tour of the United States in February for a first leg and will pick back up in late March for a second. The tour will start Feb. 1 in Orlando, Florida, and come to an end April 21 in Tacoma, Washington. Tickets will become available very soon, and VIP packages will be available exclusively at See below for a full listing of dates.

JOHN 5 and the Creatures “It’s Alive!” tour dates:
2/1 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
2/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
2/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
2/5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
2/6 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
2/7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
2/8 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
2/9 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy
2/10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
2/11 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope Theater
2/12 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
2/13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
2/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock
2/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
2/17 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
2/18 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
2/20 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
2/22 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
2/23 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
2/24 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds
3/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
3/30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/31 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad4/3 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
4/4 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
4/5 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
4/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
4/8 – Fullerton, CA @ SlideBar
4/11 – Ventura, CA @ Discovery
4/12 – San Jose, CA @ Ritz
4/13 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/14 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
4/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
4/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/18 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
4/19 – Bend, OR @ Volacanic Pub
4/20 – Portland, OR @ Hard Rock PDX
4/21 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome – Tacoma Guitar Festival

Many songs that will be heard on tour and on “It’s Alive!” can be found in their original form via the latest John 5 and the Creatures’ studio album, “Season of the Witch.” The album can be ordered via iTunes, Amazon and, or streamed via Spotify. The album showcases experimentation with various genres—including western swing, Spanish flamenco and metal— thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5’s diverse virtuosic abilities.

John 5 and the Creatures are:
John 5 — guitars
Ian Ross — bass
Logan Miles Nix — drums

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