JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES, the band led by former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, has postponed the next three shows on its “Sinner” North American tour after a positive COVID-19 test within the touring party. JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES expect to resume the trek on April 28 in Austin, Texas.
Earlier today (Saturday, April 23), John 5‘s social media was updated with the following statement: “After a positive test for Covid, JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES are postponing the next three shows of the current Sinner Tour – These dates include 23rd – Las Vegas, 24th San Diego and the 26th April Albuquerque.
“We have been following Covid protocols but still had a positive test, The appropriate response is to postpone and we’ll announce rescheduled dates as soon as possible.
“The safety or our fans and venue staff is of the utmost importance to us and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES consist of John 5 on guitar, Ian Ross on bass and drummer Alex Mercado. Opening 15 of the 27 North American stops are THE HAXANS, the spooky rock duo featuring NEW YEARS DAY frontwoman Ash Costello and ROB ZOMBIE bassist Piggy D. JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES will support FOZZY on some dates.
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES will be recording shows along the “Sinner” tour for a live album and video, with San Francisco and New York dates confirmed for the recordings.
John 5 will be featured in an upcoming documentary called “Dreams Of Distortion” about “following your dreams and never giving up.” The documentary also features Rob Zombie, Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Peter Criss (KISS), K.D. Lang, Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN), Gary Rossington (LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE).
John 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and more. Slash has called John 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. John 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Steve Perry, Ricky Martin and others.
In 2015, following a series of web shows to celebrate the release of his solo album “Careful With That Axe”, John 5 decided to take his solo set on tour and formed THE CREATURES band to support his live shows. Initially joined by long-term friend Rodger Carter on drums, the band continues touring to this day, and now work as a unit on 5‘s solo albums, including “Season Of The Witch”, the live album “It’s Alive”, “Invasion” and 2021’s “Sinner”.
After a positive test for covid, John 5 & the creatures are postponing the next three shows of the current Sinner Tour -…