You might know John 5 as the guitarist for Rob Zombie, but the gnar-shredding 43-year-old also has his own project John 5 & The Creatures. He has pumped out eight solo albums, including 2014's Careful with That Axe. Now, he is headed out on the road to give several new songs their live debuts.
ANTI Music reports J5 & TC will be hitting up much of the southwest this February with a 12-date tour kicking off in Ramona, California, Feb. 8.
John 5 made a point to mention that the tour will focus on newer songs from Careful, but will not leave out content from his first three albums Vertigo, Songs for Sanity and The Devil Knows My Name.
The Michigan native has always branched out musically on his solo stuff, and he began using country picking on his 2004 debut.
"A lot of people enjoy the country picking because they don't hear it all the time," he told guitar.com. "Whenever an instrumental thing comes out, we know what it's going to sound like. But I really enjoy playing like that, and I promised myself when I first did it, 'I'm gonna do some country picking on here. I don't know if anybody will like it, but I'm gonna do it, and see what happens.' And people really enjoy it."
Check out the tour dates below, via ANTI:
02/08 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
02/10 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
02/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go
02/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
02/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Pub Rock
02/17 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
02/18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
02/20 - Tyler, TX @ Clicks
02/21 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
02/24 - San Antonio, TX @ Kapone's
02/25 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's
02/27 - Defiance, AZ @ Defiance Chapter House
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