John 5 is one of the most influential guitarists of our generation. Best known for his time in Marilyn Manson and as the current guitarist for Rob Zombie, John 5 has been a guitar player for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Now John 5 is heading to Australia, for his first ever solo shows here, to shred our nation to pieces. Accompanying him is American blues-rock guitarist and singer Jared James Nichols who is rated as one of the hottest players on the scene, also making his debut appearance in Australia.
John 5 is undoubtedly one of the most dominant shredders on the planet. 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.
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 merges genres 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 31st July.
Jared James Nichols 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 nicknamed ‘Old Glory.’ He fronts a power trio under his name, rooted in the early 1970s hard-rock vein of Cream and Mountain.
You can expect a night of pure guitar driven ecstasy where shred meets the blues and plenty of technical genius on display.
Thursday, 16 April 2020 – MELBOURNE, The Prince
Friday, 17 April 2020 – BRISBANE, The Zoo
Saturday, 18 April 2020 – SYDNEY, The Manning Bar
Wednesday, 18 September 9.00am-Thursday, 19 September at 5.00pm
Friday, 20 September at 9.00am
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