In a news story that absolutely no one would have believed if it was announced on Tuesday, Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. singer John Lydon will star as King Herod in a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Joining the former Mr. Johnny Rotten in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous rock opera are Incubus choad Brandon Boyd (as Judas Iscariot), N*SYNC’s JC Chasez (as Pontius Pilate), and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child (as Mary Magdalene).

Saaaaay whaaaaat?

Perhaps the best news of all is that this shit is hitting the road, and comes to Boston at the end of a lengthy 51-date North American, August 14 at the TD Garden.

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According to our friends at Brooklyn Vegan, tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, April 11. Full itinerary after the video jump, which gives a preview of what we can expect for Lydon.


Jesus Christ Superstar — 2014 North American Tour Dates
6/9/14 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
6/10/14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
6/11/14 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
6/13/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
6/14/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
6/15/14 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
6/16/14 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
6/17/14 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
6/19/14 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
6/20/14 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
6/21/14 Houston, TX Toyota Center
6/22/14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
6/23/14 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/24/14 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
6/26/14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
6/28/14 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
6/29/14 Chicago, IL United Center
7/1/14 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
7/2/14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
7/4/14 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
7/5/14 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
7/6/14 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/8/14 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
7/9/14 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
7/10/14 Seattle, WA KeyArena At Seattle Center
7/12/14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
7/13/14 Portland, OR Moda Center
7/15/14 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
7/16/14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
7/17/14 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
7/18/14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
7/20/14 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
7/22/14 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
7/23/14 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
7/24/14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
7/25/14 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/26/14 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
7/29/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7/30/14 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/31/14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
8/1/14 Milwaukee, WI BMO Bradley Harris Center
8/2/14 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/3/14 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
8/5/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8/7/14 Washington, DC Verizon Center
8/9/14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
8/10/14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
8/12/14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
8/13/14 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
8/14/14 Boston, MA TD Garden
8/16/14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Oh, since we’re talking about Chasez, let’s revisit this gem from the mid-2000s, off his criminally-underrated Schizophrenic record…

 

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