Former shock rockers W.A.S.P. have released a trailer for the forthcoming 25th anniversary edition of their seminal 'The Crimson Idol' album. Originally released back in 1992, the disc marked a distinct departure for the band, with only main man Blackie Lawless surviving from its previous guise. The trailer for the new edition - dubbed the 'Re-Idolized' version, can be viewed below.
The release comes as the band prepare to tour Europe later in the year, performing the album in its entirety. A full list of UK & Irish dates, including stops at Belfast's Limelight and Dublin's Academy, can be viewed below.
A partially autobiographical concept piece, 'The Crimson Idol' tells the the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international super stardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.
Still considered among the best album of W.A.S.P.'s career, 'The Crimson Idol' was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie. Several hundred hours of film were shot to create approximately fifty minutes of movie footage, and the new edition will feature the footage, released for the first time. Coming to DVD and Blu-ray, the film will accompany the CD (as well as a stand alone vinyl release) later this year.
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W.A.S.P. 'Reidolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary Tour' 2017 UK & Ireland Dates:
12th Oct - Hastings, White Rock Theatre
13th Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
14th Oct - Leeds, 02 Academy
15th Oct- Newcastle, 02 Academy
16th Oct - Glasgow, 02 ABC
18th Oct - Belfast, Limelight
19th Oct - Dublin, Academy
20th Oct - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21st Oct - Manchester, 02 The Ritz
22nd Oct - Buckley, Tivoli
24th Oct - Cardiff, Tramshed
25th Oct - Bristol, 02 Academy25/10 - Bristol, 02 Academy
26th Oct - Norwich, UEA
27th Oct - London, 02 Forum Kentish Town