Psychopathic Records and INSANE CLOWN POSSE have started 2017 with a bang! Juggalos and Juggalettes worldwide should be prepared for the second coming of the clowns, for ICP has declared 2017 as the Year of the Juggalo.
As far as music from the Dark Carnival for 2017 is concerned…You can expect to see a solo record from Shaggy 2 Dope this Spring, a solo record from Violent J this Fall and an ongoing series of killer vinyl releases, including a new double-LP compilation of Violent J and Shaggy’s personal favorite Juggalo classics, as well as remastered and 180-gram vinyl versions of such legendary ICP releases as “Tunnel Of Love” (available in stores onFriday, February 10, with the classic version recreated as a must-see picture disc and a limited edition of the notorious XXX-cover), the terrifying and mysterious “Tales from the Lotus Pod” from the controversial Psychopathic Records super group Dark Lotus (available in stores nationwide in late February). Other planned vinyl reissues include the original ICP release “Dog Beats,” (recorded when the band was known as Inner City Posse), classic EPs such as “The Terror Wheel,” “Beverly Kills 50187,” and Violent J’s classic concept album “Wizard of the Hood,” which will also be available in a one-of-a-kind, custom made, collectable metal record sleeve. Also in the works are a tell-all book from Shaggy 2 Dope and a documentary about the “3rd Clown” and founding member of ICP, the late John Utsler a/k/a John Kickjazz.
Also, for the first time ever, ICP will bring its annual Juggalo Weekend to Canada from April 7 – 8 at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta, performing their classic album “Riddle Box” in its entirety on the first day, and performing a completely different full show the next. For more details, visit www.juggaloweekend.ca.
ICP will also be performing at RockFest, one of the largest music festivals in the Midwest (www.rock-fest.com), which runs from July 13-15 in Cadott, Wisconsin, and has also been invited to perform at the ganja-flavored Las Vegas Hempfest on April 1 (www.lasvegashempfest.com).
2017 also finds Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope bringing their annual Juggalo Weekend to St. Petersburg, Florida on February 17 – 18. The first night ICPpresents The XXX-LoveFest Show, featuring the clowns singing all of their loony love songs from their catalog and performing the Juggalo classic album “Tunnel of Love” from start to finish. On Saturday night, Juggalo history will be made as the Wicked Clowns present, for the very time ever, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers Show, performing the Platinum-selling almighty 5th Joker’s Card of the First Deck, “The Amazing Jeckel Brothers” in its entirely. Also launching on this unforgettable weekend is the all-new one-stop-shop for all your Juggalo merchandise needs, www.psychopathicmerch.com.
The Clowns will return to the road for a full North American tour in Spring of 2017. Dates will be announced soon. This summer the annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival will take place in the Western United States, marking the first time this world famous underground music celebration has been held outside the Midwest. Also in the fall, plans are being made now for theJuggalo March on Washington, DC; visit www.juggalomarch.com for more details about this important, once-in-a-lifetime event in Juggalo history.