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Insane Clown Posse Announces Plans For Juggalo Domination In 2017

Insane Clown Posse Announces Plans For Juggalo Domination In 2017

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 on Friday, 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 the Juggalo March on Washington, DC; visit www.juggalomarch.com for more details about this important, once-in-a-lifetime event in Juggalo history.

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Insane Clown Posse’s 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos: Tickets and Passes Now On Sale

Insane Clown Posse’s 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos: Tickets and Passes Now On Sale

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Tickets and passes for the 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, one of the nation’s biggest and most unique music events, are now on sale via www.juggalogathering.com.

An event you will never forget!

An event you will never forget!

The Gathering of the Juggalos, which has been heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the best summer festivals in North America, will celebrate its 17th year from July 20 – 23 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

Created and headlined each year by the Insane Clown Posse, the Gathering of the Juggalos has grown each year to become a true summer tradition for thousands of music enthusiasts who come from all over the globe to experience a festival like none other.

Headliners and performers for the 17th Gathering of the Juggalos will be regularly announced in the forthcoming months. Currently booked performers include Twiztid, Dark Lotus, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa, Big Hoodoo, Axe Murder Boyz, Young Wicked, and of course … Platinum-selling recording artists and underground legends, the Insane Clown Posse.

The preview commercial for Gathering 17 can be viewed below.

More information is available at www.juggalogathering.com and www.insaneclownposse.com

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Insane Clown Posse Launch RassleRap Charity Festival Tour To Raise Funds For St. John’s Children’s Hospital

Insane Clown Posse Launch RassleRap Charity Festival Tour To Raise Funds For St. John’s Children’s Hospital

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Psychopathic Records, home of pop culture and underground music icons Insane Clown Posse, has assembled a holiday tour of music, sports entertainment and irreverent good cheer, delivering a rowdy good time while also raising funds for St. John’s Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Kicking off on Wednesday, December 10 in Valparaiso, Indiana, this six-day tour features some of the best performers of the hip-hop community, including Geto Boys founding member Willie D and various other luminaries of underground hip-hop, including BukshotRazakelMyzeryYoung WickedAnybody KillaBig HoodooDJ Clay and many others.

And for the very first time ever in his career, Insane Clown Posse co-founder Violent J will be performing a solo concert set, with noted game designer and Psychopathic Records co-founder Jumpsteady acting as his hype man.

The evening also features the sock ‘em, knock ‘em sports entertainment of Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW), one of the most successful independent wrestling promotions in America, with color commentary provided by professional wrestling historian and founder of New York hardcore label Dignified Bastard Records, Kevin Gill.

Those who want to donate to St. John’s Children’s Hospital of Illinois but cannot attend a show date can purchase the limited edition tour T-shirt (a photo is attached) online at www.hatchetgear.com. All sales will go directly to the hospital. For information on the charity packages available for sale on the tour (each with a different level of experiences and merchandise), visit this link at Hatchet Gear.comhttp://www.hatchetgear.com/jcw-s-rasslerap-charity-tour-vip-charity-package-15780

 

The Incredible RassleRap Charity Festival Tour provides attendees with an unforgettable night of entertainment, while raising money for a wonderful cause. It’s holiday giving and charity as only Psychopathic Records and the Insane Clown Posse could provide.

Dates for the Incredible RassleRap Charity Festival Tour:

December 10 – Valparaiso, IN – Big Shot’s

December 11 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s

December 12 – Kokomo, IN – The Stage

December 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

December 16 – Glen Jean, WV – Glen Jean Armory

December 17 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater and Ballroom

Tickets available at www.psychopathicrecords.com/tour-dates

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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare: Insane Clown Posse, P.O.D. And More To Perform!

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare: Insane Clown Posse, P.O.D. And More To Perform!

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Another night of music has been announced for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare–the ultimate Halloween horror event–at Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL. Detroit-based horrorcore/hip hop band Insane Clown Posse, rock band P.O.D., along with artists StitchesYoung Wicked, and Dope D.O.D., will perform at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare on Saturday, October 3.

When Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early ‘90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the hardcore hip-hop style spawned by these two artists–Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope–would bring to bear on mainstream music. Shunned by mainstream music players like MTV and castigated in the media, banned from radio airwaves and yanked from the shelves of “conventional” retail outlets, ICP was dealt a hand that seemed destined for swift and certain failure. Instead, the duo amassed a following of millions of fans endearingly called “Juggalos” and smashed through the ceiling of music industry expectation.

Tickets for the October 3 show at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare go on sale Friday, August 28 at 10:00 AM CT and start at only $35. Tickets include the concert and haunted attractions. Tickets purchased at the door (if available) will start at $45. On October 3, doors open at 5:00 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.

A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission.

As previously announced, October 2 & 4 at Great American Nightmare will also feature two special concerts with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare 2015 will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D, The Devil’s Rejects, and 31. Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D and The Devil’s Rejects debuted at Great American Nightmare in Scottsdale, Arizona last year. 31 is a brand new, never-before-seen haunt based on Rob’s forthcoming film of the same name.

The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include the ALL NEW Bloody Boulevard with major carnival rides, freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night. Note: Carnival rides will not be open on concert nights.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 25 and November 1:

September: 25, 26

October: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31

November: 1

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays). On concert nights, Great American Nightmare will be open until midnight.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

Odeum Expo Center is located at 1033 North Villa Avenue in Villa Park, IL, just outside Chicago. It’s easily accessible from downtown Chicago by major highways, and from the Tri-State area by tollways.

Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

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2015 Gathering of the Juggalos: Insane Clown Posse Unleash Infomercial For Epic Event!

2015 Gathering of the Juggalos: Insane Clown Posse Unleash Infomercial For Epic Event!

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It’s that time of year! Ninjas In Action, Inc. and Detroit horrorcore rap legends Insane Clown Posse have unleashed their informercial revealing the full lineup for the 16th annual Gathering of the Juggalos! Packed with the zany, irreverent humor that defines each year’s Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial–which have been memorably parodied on “Saturday Night Live”–this year’s infomercial delivers plenty of laughs and surprises. The 16th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos runs from July 22-25 in Thornville, Ohio and will include performances by such musical luminaries as Tech N9ne, Puddle of Mudd, Machine Gun Kelly, In This Moment, and many more! Come one, come all and see why 2015 is … The Year of the Juggalo!

For more information, visit www.juggalogathering.com

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Insane Clown Posse Theater Season Two Debuts December 11th And Features Judah Friedlander!

Insane Clown Posse Theater Season Two Debuts December 11th And Features Judah Friedlander!

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Fuse will debut season two of Insane Clown Posse Theater on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET.  For the second season premiere, Insane Clown Posse – made up of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope – will hang out with actor and comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and provide their twisted take on several popular music videos from some of the biggest names in music. Insane Clown Posse Theater is produced by Fuse studios.The second season of Insane Clown Posse Theater will consist of ten half-hour episodes and feature cameos by Judah Friedlander, Sherrod Small, Andrew W.K. and more.

Every week, Insane Clown Posse will view a mix of music videos and viral clips and provide uninhibited commentary, as only they can.  In the series, the duo watches both current and classic music videos while offering their funny and irreverent observations, and welcomes special guests to the theater for one-on-one interviews and the chance to critique chosen videos.

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Insane Clown Posse Theater Season Two To Hit The Airwaves On December 11th!

Insane Clown Posse Theater Season Two To Hit The Airwaves On December 11th!

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Season two of Insane Clown Posse Theater will premiere Wednesday, December 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET.  The initial order for the second season of Insane Clown Posse Theater will consist of ten half-hour episodes and feature cameos by Judah Friedlander, Sherrod Small, Andrew W.K. and more.

Insane Clown Posse Theater features Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope’s twisted take on what’s new in music and popular culture.  Every week, Insane Clown Posse views a mix of music videos and viral clips and provides uninhibited commentary, as only they can.  In the series, the duo watches both current and classic music videos while offering their funny and irreverent observations, and welcomes special guests to the theater for one-on-one interviews and the chance to critique chosen videos with the band.  Insane Clown Posse Theater started as a digital video series and after gaining significant attention on Fuse.tv, became a linear series which premiered in July.  Guests on the first season of Insane Clown Posse Theater included Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, and Tom Green, among others, and featured videos from some of today’s top artists.  Insane Clown Posse Theater is produced by Fuse Studios.

As the national network dedicated to music, Fuse is committed to delivering outstanding content that features the characters, stories, performances, and perspectives that make up the dynamic world of music. Insane Clown Posse Theater is part of Fuse’s original music programming lineup, which also includes: Fuse News, Fuse’s daily flagship music news program; Warped Roadies, an unscripted program that follows the crew charged with keeping the Vans Warped Tour running; and Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street, a music and pop culture trivia show starring Billy Eichner. Other Fuse shows include Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce which follows “Bounce” pioneer Big Freedia on her journey from local New Orleans icon to national phenomenon, along with Top 20 Countdown and Trending 10. Additionally, Fuse covers live concerts and events, and boasts comprehensive coverage of music festivals throughout the country, including South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the Voodoo Music Experience.

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Insane Clown Posse Land Second Season Of ‘Insane Clown Posse Theater’

Insane Clown Posse Land Second Season Of ‘Insane Clown Posse Theater’

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Fuse announced today that after a successful first season, Insane Clown Posse Theater has been picked up for season two.  The new season of Insane Clown Posse Theater will consist of ten new half-hour episodes and is set to begin production immediately.  The season one finale of the popular series will premiere tonight, Wednesday, September 11 at 11 p.m. ET on Fuse.

Insane Clown Posse Theater features Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope’s twisted take on what’s new in music and popular culture.  Every week, Insane Clown Posse views a mix of music videos and viral clips and provides uninhibited commentary, as only they can.  In the series, the duo watches both current and classic music videos while offering their funny and irreverent observations, and welcomes special guests to the theater for one-on-one interviews and the chance to critique chosen videos with the band.  Season one guests included Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, and Tom Green, among others, and featured videos from some of today’s top artists.  Insane Clown Posse Theater is produced by Fuse studios.

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Insane Clown Posse To Dissect Pop Culture On ‘Insane Clown Posse Theater’ TV Series

Insane Clown Posse To Dissect Pop Culture On ‘Insane Clown Posse Theater’ TV Series

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Insane Clown Posse and Fuse will be bringing ICP’s brand of humor to television with “Insane Clown Posse Theater,” which will be premiering on the Fuse network on Wednesday, July 24.

The show features hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse commenting on today’s top music videos, and created Insane Clown Posse Theater, a weekly 30-minute linear program.  After gaining significant attention on Fuse.tv, the show is making the jump to the television screen, where it will feature Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope’s twisted take on what’s new in music and popular culture.

Every week, Insane Clown Posse will view a mix of music videos and viral clips and provide uninhibited commentary, as only they can.  Insane Clown Posse Theater will feature comedy sketches and interviews with special guests in addition to the band’s video observations.

 

 

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Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records File Lawsuit Against Federal Bureau of Investigation

Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records File Lawsuit Against Federal Bureau of Investigation

It was just over a month ago, at the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse (ICP) announced that they would be taking legal action against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), due to its National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) labeling ICP’s fan base, the Juggalos, a criminal “gang” in its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.  It was at ICP’s scheduled Gathering seminar that the face painted rappers publically promised the Juggalos that they would fight for their fans’ rights, regardless of any financial obstacles. On this day, September 25, 2012, ICP and Psychopathic Records came through for their fans, and filed a lawsuit against the FBI.

Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records’ legal counsel, Hertz Schram PC, has released the following statement:

“Hertz Schram PC, by Howard Hertz and Elizabeth Thomson, on behalf of Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, has filed suit against the FBI in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging the FBI’s violation of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) for its failure to produce any documentary evidence in support of the FBI’s classification of the groups’ fan base, the Juggalos, as a gang in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment: Emerging Trends.”

The Juggalos were listed as a “gang” in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment under “non-traditional gangs.”  The FBI’s labeling of American Juggalos as a “gang” is extremely absurd as the Juggalos have come together as a dedicated fan base due to a deep appreciation of the music of ICP, Psychopathic Records, and in recent times, other similar record labels and musical artists.  There are numerous known fanatical, music fan bases, some examples being Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffet fans), Little Monsters (Lady Gaga fans), Beliebers (Justin Bieber fans), Dead Heads (Grateful Dead fans), and many more.  However, none of these fan bases have ever been singled out by the FBI.  In fact, the FBI’s unwarranted labeling of the Juggalos as a “gang” is the first time in rock-n-roll history that any known music fan base has been officially labeled a “gang”, which may cause, and already has caused, significant, legal ramifications for Juggalo citizens of theUnited States of America.  To compare the Juggalos to such notorious and long established criminal gangs such as the Aryan Brotherhood, Bloods, Crips, and the Latin Kings is beyond any available legal rationale, as Juggalos are fans of music – not hardened, organized gang members!

Self-proclaimed Juggalo Lawyer, Farris F. Haddad, who is also a legal advisor in this matter, states that:

“The FBI either does not have much information backing up their labeling of Juggalos as a national street gang, or if they do, it is so flimsy they are certainly hesitant to share it — Because music fans are, simply, not the same thing as a gang.”

ABOUT INSANE CLOWN POSSE: Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from Detroit’s underground music scene in the early ‘90s. Since that time, the face-painted duo has amassed a following of millions of fans endearingly called “Juggalos”, and shattered all music industry expectations to become a worldwide phenomenon. Celebrating over 20 years together, Insane Clown Posse is among the best-selling independent groups of all time, with 24 albums to their credit, over 11 million sold worldwide and a highly-successful, annual music festival, their infamous Gathering of the Juggalos. On August 14th, ICP released their new album The Mighty Death Pop, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200.

For more information regarding Insane Clown Posse, the Juggalos, and ICP’s fight against the FBI, please visit the following websites:
www.insaneclownposse.com
http://juggalosfightback.com/

 

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