‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to star Brandon Boyd, Johnny Rotten

Posted by on April 7, 2014

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If your life has been seriously lacking in rock operas, fear not; Jesus Christ Superstar is back and will be touring around North America this summer. Those starring in the show who are at least somewhat metal-related include Brandon Boyd of Incubus, who will be playing Judas, and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols as King Herod. Other cast members include Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) as Mary, JC Chasez of *NSYNC (yes, really) as Pontius Pilate, and Ben Forster, who scored the role of Jesus after winning a competition in England called Superstar.

Says Boyd:

“I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing production! I grew up on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classics and never imagined I would be playing a role in one, let alone with such an incredibly diverse cast of players. Truly an honor!”

Says Rotten:

“I’m here to sing with the King of the Jews, who could ask for anything more?”

No one, Johnny Rotten. No one could ask for anything more. Except maybe to have Mel Gibson attached to the project for the sake of hilarity. We can think of one person that won’t be making it out. Dates for the tour are listed below:

6/9 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
6/10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
6/11 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
6/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
6/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
6/15 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
6/16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
6/17 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
6/19 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
6/20 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
6/21 Houston, TX Toyota Center
6/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
6/23 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
6/26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
6/28 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
6/29 Chicago, IL United Center
7/1  St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
7/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
7/4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
7/5 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
7/6 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/8 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
7/9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
7/10 Seattle, WA KeyArena At Seattle Center
7/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
7/13 Portland, OR Moda Center
7/15 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
7/16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
7/17 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
7/18/ San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
7/20 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
7/22 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
7/23 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
7/24 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
7/25 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/26 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
7/29 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7/30 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/31 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
8/1 Milwaukee, WI BMO Bradley Harris Center
8/2 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/3 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
8/5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8/7 Washington, DC Verizon Center
8/9 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
8/10  Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
8/12  Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
8/13 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
8/14 Boston, MA TD Garden
8/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

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