Johnny Rotten to Star in Jesus Christ Superstar. Wait–What?

Nope.  I checked the calendar.  This story is from April 4, which is well after the April Fool’s sell-by date.  Apparently it’s true.

According to Rolling Stone, Johnny Lydon has signed on for a 51 date traveling version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar which is being produced by Canadian Michael Cohl.  Johnny will play the role of King Herod.

Here are the scheduled dates.  I gotta see this.  Who’s with me?

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 Antonia, 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 Center
7/5 Regina, SK – Brandt Center
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

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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