In 1992 W.A.S.P. released “The Crimson Idol“. It’s the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the original release, which is still considered to be the best album of W.A.S.P.’s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all times! “The Crimson Idol” undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection. The album about the anti-hero Jonathan Steele was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 50 minutes of movie footage.
This film has never been released – Until now!
Napalm Records proudly announces “RE-IDOLZED”, the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and Blu-ray! For the first time EVER as originally intended – film and soundtrack united – released as one product!
“RE-IDOLIZED” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, and vinyl later this year!
The band will be coming back to Europe to play their re-imagined version of The Crimson Idol through out March. Dates include Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Polan, check out the dates below.
For more information on the tour and album, find a previous article below the tour dates.
- Nov. 8th | ITALY, Bologna – Estragon
- Nov. 9th | ITALY, Milan – Live Club
- Nov. 10th | SWITZERLAND, Lausanne – Les Docs
- Nov. 11th | SWITZERLAND, Pratteln – Z7
- Nov. 14th | GERMANY, Hamburg – Markthalle
- Nov. 15th | GERMANY, Hannover – Capitol
- Nov. 16th | GERMANY, Saarbrücken – Garage
- Nov. 17th | GERMANY, Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
- Nov. 18th | GERMANY, Geiselwind – Music Hall
- Nov. 20th | GERMANY, Frankfurt – Batschkapp
- Nov. 21st | GERMANY, Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
- Nov. 22nd | GERMANY, Munich – Backstage
- Nov. 24th | CZECH REPUBLIC, Hluk – Sportshall
- Nov. 25th | POLAND, Warsaw – Progresja
- Nov. 26th | AUSTRIA, Vienna – Arena
Shock rockers W.A.S.P. have also announced their return to the UK shores and it sounds like it is going to be a great show. The band have confirmed “Re-Idolized” dates for Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol amongst others for October, 2017.
The press statement for these shows states that W.A.S.P. are not only performing the entire Crimson Idol album in concert (including three missing songs), but they are also doing a hits set and have re-recorded the album.
“2017 marks the 25th anniversary of ‘The Crimson Idol‘ – a classic that stands the test of that quarter-century, and was heralded at the time by both critics and fans alike.
Bringing the album up to date, Blackie Lawless and co will release a new re-recorded version alongside a 50 minute DVD film of the entire story. This will be the latest entry into the W.A.S.P. catalogue since their new album ‘Golgotha’ in late 2016, which saw the band “retain a level of credibility that precious few of their metal peers ever even aspired to, let alone achieved”, according to Classic Rock.
W.A.S.P. will perform ‘The Crimson Idol‘ in full – accompanied by the film – followed by a second set of hits; the production and performance will be as powerful as fans have come to expect.”
W.A.S.P. Re-Idolized Tour 2017:
- 12/10 – Hastings, White Rock Theatre
- 13/10 – Nottingham, Rock City
- 14/10 – Leeds, 02 Academy
- 15/10 – Newcastle, 02 Academy
- 16/10 – Glasgow, 02 ABC
- 18/10 – Belfast, Limelight
- 19/10 – Dublin, Academy
- 20/10 – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
- 21/10 – Manchester, 02 The Ritz
- 22/10 – Buckley, Tivoli
- 24/10 – Cardiff, Tramshed
- 25/10 – Bristol, 02 Academy
- 26/10 – Norwich, UEA
- 27/10 – London, 02 Forum Kentish Town