John 5 Season of the Witch Tour Kick Off

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John 5 kicked off his Season of the Witch tour Friday night in Fife, WA at Louie G‘s then did his second show on Saturday night at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA.  After hearing from fans that were at the tour kick off show I was really excited we would be out on Saturday night for the second show.

Tony V’s Garage was packed to standing room only capacity as locals LB (pronounced pound) opened the night up with some great rock music.  Sadly we missed the seeing the set due to being stuck standing in the entry line outside, but at least were able to hear their set.  Great choice for an opener, hope to catch them again soon to see them as well.

Second up for the night were Seattle locals Sin Circus.  Sin Circus just got back from some tour dates with Metal Church in the southern USA.  These rock guys put on a really great set with hair flying in every direction and lots of fun fan interaction.  Definitely one of the local fan favorites.

Next up was Seattle’s Witchburn.  This is one badass rock band!  Fronted by one hell of a female vocalist, Jamie Nova.  Witchburn ripped through tune after tune delivering the final warm up before John 5 hit the stage.

The moment of the night everyone was out for, John 5!  John 5 hit the stage with a led lit mouth piece, dramatic makeup, killer guitar and just started ripping away.  For those who’ve not listened to John 5, there are no vocals, it’s all instrumental.  The show was one killer guitar lick after another accompanied by wardrobe/accessory changes and of course multiple axe changes through out the show.  There were many styles of guitars, each suited to the perfect song and a fun theatrical experience that comes from a John 5 show.  There were lights, co2 cannons, masks, fog, light up guitars, a lava liquid filled guitar, tiny ones and banjo styles.

John 5 amazed the crowd as each song progressed through out the night.  Toward the end of the set John 5 and the Creatures performed a crazy compilation of tunes that everyone knew and loved.  It really set the crowd off and fans were even singing the vocals to the songs they knew.  This is a great tour to see  and I highly suggest you catch this tour if you can.  Since the tour just kicked off you have many chances to see this show, just not in the Pacific Northwest as those dates just happened.

John 5 and the Creatures are:
John 5 – Guitars
Ian Ross – Bass
Logan Nix -Drums

Remaining Tour Dates:
3/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub
3/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
3/11 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/16 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/20 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/22 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
3/24 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
3/25 – Houston, TX @ Scout’s Bar
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
3/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighbourhood Theatre
3/31 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
4/1 – Wilmington, NC @ Calico
4/2 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
4/3 – Richmond, VA @ Capitol Ale House
4/5 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs
4/6 – Derry, NH @ New Tupelo Music Hall
4/7 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
4/8 – Boonsboro, MD @ The Stage House
4/9 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
4/10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
4/12 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/13 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
4/15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies

Setlist:
Flight of the Vulcan Kelly
Six Hundred And Sixty Six Pickers In Hell
Here’s to the Crazy Ones
Rifle
Jiffy Jam
Hell Haw
Season of the Witch
Portrait of Sydney Sloan
First Victim
Guitar Solo
Black Grass Plague
Behind the Nut Love
Making Monsters
Beat It (Michael Jackson cover)
Melody
Guitars, Tits & Monsters

 

Check out some show photos below:
Full John 5 Concert Photo Album Here

 

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