JOHN 5 is undoubtably one of the most dominant shredders on the planet and he is finally headed to Australia to shred before our very eyes next April for three very special nights. His impressive resume of working with frontmen such as Manson, Zombie, as well as Rob Halford and Dave Lee Roth, shows his impressive skills have not gone unnoticed, but it doesn’t do him justice to label JOHN 5 as a shredder – he’s a guitarist, a great guitarist – and there’s little he can’t put his hand to. How does one define John 5? Is he rock? Is it country? Is he heavy metal? What about emo, industrial or bluegrass? Truth is there is no one set genre to fit John 5. In a world where music must be defined, John 5 breaks every mould by continually changing and adapting his style. Although he is unmistakably John 5 in his sound, he mixes around with the foundation with every new track he writes, every album he guests on and every time he picks up the guitar. His versatility can be heard on his brand new album Invasion which was released on 31 July.
Accompanying John 5 on this his debut Australian tour will be Jared James Nichols who is best known for his high-energy performances and ‘pick-less’ electric guitar playing technique. He is rarely seen without playing his “signature” single-pickup Gibson Les Paul Custom P90 nick-named Old Glory. He fronts a power trio under his name, rooted in the early 1970s hard-rock vein of Cream and Mountain.
Get set for a night of pure guitar driven ecstasy where shred meets the blues and plenty of technical genius on display.
John 5 and The Creatures April 2020 Tour Dates:
Thursday 16th April – MELBOURNE, The Prince
Friday 17th April – BRISBANE, The Zoo
Saturday 18th April – SYDNEY, The Manning Bar
Tickets: Friday 20 Sept at 9:00am
Check out the video for “I Want It All” by John 5 And The Creatures here