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John 5 and the Creatures debut video for two-part track ‘Crank It — Living with Ghosts’

John 5 and the Creatures have launched another music video from their forthcoming full-length album, “Invasion.” It’s for a two-part track titled “Crank It — Living with Ghosts.” The trippy video egins as a fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark extravaganza, transitioning with the music to something altogether more sinister.

The video was directed by Israel Perez, and features costumes and masks made by Forgotten Saints LA and Scott Blake’s Yordreem Creations. The video was produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona.

“This video begins with total acid-trip rave party for ‘Crank It,’ and the second portion of the song, ‘Living with Ghosts,’ is the come down,” John 5 said. “This video depicts all of the things you secretly want when you go to a party — craziness, indulgence. It’s full of everything you could want — guitars, tits and monsters!”

The launch of “Crank It — Living with Ghosts” closely follows the release of the first single from “Invasion, “titled “Zoinks!” The full video features an innovative blend of classic 2D hand-drawn animation, 3D computer-generated imagery and a live action performance.

Just like 2017’s “Season of the Witch,” “Invasion”—produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during summer 2019—will be released entirely via a series of music videos. With “Zoinks!” and “Crank It — Living with Ghosts” now out in the wild, John 5 plans to reveal his next music video for “I am John 5” (an official sequel to “Zoinks!”) on March 1. Details on further music videos are coming soon.

John 5 and the Creatures will kick off their North American “Invasion” tour on Feb. 26 in Mesa, Arizona. Select dates of the tour—specifically the shows in Mesa, Arizona; Hollywood, California; Anaheim, California; and Sacramento, California;—will feature special mystery guests to be announced soon.

The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. Tickets and VIP packages are available via


2/26 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
2/28 – Albuquerque, MN @ Launch Pad
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 Club
3/12 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
3/13 – New York, NY @ Iridium
3/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
3/15 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
3/16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
3/17 – Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
3/18 – New Bedford, MA @ Vault at Greasy Luck
3/20 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3/21 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
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 @ Pyramid Cabaret
3/28 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/29 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
3/30 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
3/31 – Vancouver, BC @The Rickshaw Theatre
4/2 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
4/3 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
4/4 – Redding, CA @ The Dip
4/5 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
4/7 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House of Blues
4/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
4/14 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

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