John 5 and the Creatures—featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix have released another music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, “Invasion,” this time for the track “I am John 5.” The video acts as a sequel to the album’s first video/single, “Zoinks!,” once again featuring a blend of classic 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D computer-generated imagery.
As with “Zoinks!,” the “I am John 5” video was animated, written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) with scoring by Fred Coury and recording/mixing by Barry Pointer.
The mad scientist in the “I am John 5” video is voice acted by Butch Patrick, aka Eddie Munster.
Stream or buy the track now via this link: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5\
“In this video, I am transformed into a mechanical monster and controlled by the mad scientist—performed by Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster—to destroy Hollywood,” John 5 said. “I’m programmed with my laser beam guitar to destroy everything in my path! You’ll have to watch to see what happens.”
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 via a series of music videos.
“Zoinks!” music video/download/stream:
“Crank It – Living with Ghosts” music video/download/stream:
John 5 and the Creatures just kicked off their North American “Invasion” tour in Mesa, Arizona, which featured a very special encore performance guest—Alice Cooper.
Select dates of the tour—specifically Hollywood, Anaheim and Sacramento, California—are scheduled to feature more mystery guests. It already has been announced that the Hollywood show will feature special guests Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen).
The entire tour features support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols and rock outfit Dead Girls Academy. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via www.john-5.com/store.
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 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky – w/ Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, Fred Couryand Michael Anthony
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