John 5 And The Creatures Bringing The Metal To Turtle Lake!


Heavy Metal guitar virtuoso John 5 and the Creatures will be appearing at St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake on Friday, February 2. John 5 is an incredible guitarist and must see event! Some hard rock legends describe John 5 best:

“John 5 is hands-down one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around.” – Slash

“John 5 is a fucking shredder!” – Rob Zombie

“Just a guitar player’s dream of a show to watch John 5 do what he does in a club.” – Nita Strauss

For almost 30 years, John 5 has been one of the most in-demand guitar players on the planet. As well as a guitarist for hire, 5 has shared the stage as axe-man for Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Rob Halford. He has also worked with an impressive array of names, from all walks of music, including KD Lang, Rod Stewart, Dave Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Tina Guo and Steven Adler. To call John 5 a shredder does not do him justice. There’s little he can’t put his hand to.

John’s career flourished when he teamed up with Rob Halford and formed industrial/classic rock band ‘2wo’ (Two).Their album, ‘Voyeurs’ was produced by Nine Inch Nail’s frontman Trent Reznor. Following this, John worked with another chldhood hero – Dave Lee Roth – writing and playing on ‘The DLR Band’ album. “We did it in two weeks, and I remember Dave saying before we started recording, if you can’t do it in two takes, then you can’t do it.”

In 1998, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson had just recording ‘Mechanical Animals’ and was in need of a new live guitarist following the departure of Zim Zum. John had just returned home following a European tour with 2wo, and almost immediately was contacted by Manson’s management team, who invited John to lunch; ‘I get there and it’s Manson himself sitting at the table. As a result of that first meeting I had a new name and I was in the band.” Signed on initially to play on the Rock Is Dead tour, John, now anointed John 5 by Manson, also contributed to the Grammy nominated “Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes”.

John 5’s solo career turned out not to be a flash in the pan, and he has now released 9 studio albums, a live album and a remix album . He has worked with several special guests on those albums, including Albert Lee who called John 5 “one of the nicest guys I’ve worked with“, Steve Vai who called John “underrated”, Joe Satriani, Jim Root, Eric Johnson and many more. As well as his solo albums John 5 teamed up with the vocal talents of Joe Grah (formerly of Texas band Jibe) to form “radio rock project” Loser. Their first single, ‘Disposable Sunshine’ featured on the Fantastic Four soundtrack.

In 2006, John 5 was invited to join Rob Zombie for a short Ozzfest tour. John 5 continued to work with Zombie until Fall 2022, co-writing on all studio albums from Educated Horses until 2021’s The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. He also composed the score for Zombie’s 2013 movie ‘The Lords Of Salem’ and 2016’s ’31’.

In October 2022, it was announced that John 5 would be joining Mötley Crüe as live guitarist following the announcement that Mick Mars would be retiring. John 5 will be seen in 2023 with Crue as they tour with Def Leppard for their Latin America and European tour dates. John said of the news “I’m honored to carry on Mick’s legacy and am looking forward to playing these songs.”

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. The lineup has changed over the years, the current line-up includes John 5, Ian Ross on bass and drummer Alejandro Mercado.

Opening for John 5 is LILIAC – the ‘First Family of Rock’. LILIAC is a 5-piece hard rock band consisting of siblings, fronted by Melody, lead guitarist Samuel, drummer Abigail, bassist Ethan and keyboardist Justin. LILIAC’s raspy vocals, catchy lyrics, scorching guitar solos, sparkling keys, thick bass and thunderous drumming provides a familiar, but fresh take on classic hard rock. The band initially went viral on social media for their impressive covers, and videos, of classic rock and metal songs. This opened the door for LILIAC to appear on The World’s Best on CBS and America’s Got Talent, catapulting them to international recognition. The band opened for classic rock icons such as Loverboy, Queensrÿche, Stryper, Slaughter, and even Kiss on the Kiss Kruise!

Doors open at 7 pm with the show starting at 8:00 pm.

Tickets Available HERE.

Tour Dates:

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY 9:00 AM – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 7:00 PM – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles (LA), CA
SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 6:00 PM – Count’s Vamp, Las Vegas, NV
TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 3:00 PM – Sunshine Studios Live, Colorado Springs, CO
THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – Arcadia Theater, St Charles, IL
FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, WI
SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – EPIC Event Center, Green Bay, WI
SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – 1175 Sports Park & Eatery, Kansasville, WI
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – The Eclectic Room, Angola, IN
WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – Blue Note Harrison, Harrison, OH
THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Winchester Music Tavern, Lakewood, OH
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 8:00 AM – The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM – The King of Clubs, Columbus, OH
MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, Warrendale, PA
TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Mickey’s Black Box, Lititz, PA
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH
THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – Gramercy Theatre, New York (NYC), NY
FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 9:00 AM – The Vault Music Hall & Pub, New Bedford, MA
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 9:00 AM – Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 9:00 AM – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – Tally Ho Theater, Leesburg, VA
TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – The Radio Room, Greenville, SC
WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – The Loft, Atlanta, GA
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – White Oak Music Hall- Dallas System, Houston, TX
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 6:00 PM – The Shrine, Tulsa, OK
TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Oriental Theater,Denver, CO
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 8:00 PM – Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – The Nile, Mesa, AZ
FRIDAY 1 MARCH 7:00 PM – The Observatory North Park,San Diego, CA