John 5, Jared James Nichols and Dead Girls Academy
Fans of Rob Zombie and Marilyn Mason turned out in hundreds to witness the spectacle that is John 5 at the Lebanon Opera House on Sunday night, St. Patrick's Day, March 17. John 5 and the Creatures are out on their Invasion 2019 tour.
John 5 and the Creatures played a close to two-hour set. The stage was transformed into a grave-yard, horror-house, complete with old monster movies running on two big screens.
Black lights, a lava lamp like guitar, a confetti cannon and an electric mandolin were just a few of the guitars and props that John brought.
His show is basically instrumental with some banter peppered in. At one point his took his light-up guitar off stage and into the audience and treated the fans in the first couple of rows to an up close and personal moment.
John easily slipped from metal to country to blues and back. This reporter thinks that even without all the theatrics John 5 is a wickedly good guitar player.
He has a new song and video out called I am John 5 that he spoke about and played at the show.
Accompanying him Sunday night were Jared James Nichols
And the LA based goth metal band Dead Girls Academy.
Next up at Lebanon Opera House:
Legendary guitarist Martin Barre reunites with his former Jethro Tull bandmates Clive Bunker (drums) and Dee Palmer (keyboards) in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.
Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull: Tickets and info April 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.