John 5 and the Creatures—featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix—will follow up on this year’s live album release, “It’s Alive!,” with a new full-length studio album coming in 2019.
The new album, titled “Invasion,” will be teased on New Year’s Day 2019 by way of a 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 also will feature the voice 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. The video will be premiered via John 5’s YouTube channel.
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 album, “Season of the Witch.”
In celebration of the upcoming album, John 5 and the Creatures will kick off the second leg of their North American “Invasion” Tour on Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols.
“Get ready for the ‘Invasion’ tour!” John 5 said. “I will be playing some 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!”
Jared James Nichols said, “As a young budding guitarist, I grew up with a Guitar World cutout 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!”
See below for all confirmed tour dates. Tickets are available now via individual venues, and VIP packages will be available soon exclusively via www.john-5.com/store.
2/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
2/24 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/26 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/1 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
3/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
3/3 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/5 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
3/6 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/7 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
3/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
3/10 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club3
3/12 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
3/13 – New York, NY @ Iridium
3/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft @ The Chance
3/15 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
3/16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
3/18 – New Bedford, MA @ Vault at Greasy Luck
3/20 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3/21 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha
3/22 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
3/23 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/24 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
3/26 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
3/27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramids
3/28 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/29 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
3/31 – Vancouver, BC @The Rickshaw Theater
4/2 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
4/3 – Portland, OR @ Dantes
4/5 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky