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Johnny Rotten joins Jesus Christ Superstar cast 

added: 7 Apr 2014 // by: VVN Music 

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John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image, Ltd. is taking on a new career role as King Herod in the touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar in the US.

The US cast, announced on Friday, features some heavyweight names including members of Destiny's Child, N*SYNC and Incubus. While the lead part of Jesus is being played by newcomer Ben Forster, who played the role in the US and Australia, the rest of the main cast are recognisable names including Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of N'Sync as Pontius Pilate.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical started as a concept album, moved to Broadway, was made into a movie and has numerous touring companies since its debut in 1970.

Like the movie version, this production of Jesus Christ Superstar is set during the present day and is staged as a two-hour rock concert with over fifty cast members and musicians.

The tour will hit over fifty North American cities with tickets for the first 22 shows (New Orleans through Edmonton) going on sale April 11.

The Australian show in June 2013 featured Tim Minchin, Mel B and Jon Stevens of The Dead Daisies with Ben Forster in the lead role.

Watch the tour announcement below.

Jesus Christ Superstar tour dates

06/09 ' New Orleans, LA ' Lakefront Arena
06/10 ' Birmingham, AL ' BJCC Arena
06/11 ' Charlotte, NC ' Time Warner Cable Arena
06/13 ' Sunrise, FL ' BB&T Center
06/14 ' Orlando, FL ' Amway Center
06/15 ' Tampa, FL ' Tampa Bay Times Forum
06/16 ' Atlanta, GA ' Philips Arena
06/17 ' Nashville, TN ' Bridgestone Arena
06/19 ' San Antonio, TX ' Freeman Coliseum
06/20 ' Austin, TX ' Frank Erwin Center
06/21 ' Houston, TX ' Toyota Center
06/22 ' Dallas, TX ' American Airlines Center
06/23 ' Oklahoma City, OK ' Chesapeake Energy Arena
06/24 ' Tulsa, OK ' BOK Center
06/26 ' Toronto, ON ' Air Canada Centre
06/28 ' Detroit, MI ' Joe Louis Arena
06/29 ' Chicago, IL ' United Center
07/01 ' St. Louis, MO ' Scottrade Center
07/02 ' Kansas City, MO ' Sprint Center
07/04 ' Winnipeg, MB ' MTS Centre
07/05 ' Regina, SK ' Brandt Centre
07/06 ' Edmonton, AB ' Rexall Place
07/08 ' Boise, ID ' Taco Bell Arena
07/09 ' Spokane, WA ' Spokane Arena
07/10 ' Seattle, WA ' KeyArena At Seattle Center
07/12 ' Vancouver, BC ' Rogers Arena
07/13 ' Portland, OR ' Moda Center
07/15 ' Sacramento, CA ' Sleep Train Arena
07/16 ' Fresno, CA ' Save Mart Center
07/17 ' Bakersfield, CA ' Rabobank Arena
07/18 ' San Jose, CA ' SAP Center At San Jose
07/20 ' Anaheim, CA ' Honda Center
07/22 ' El Paso, TX ' UTEP Don Haskins Center
07/23 ' Phoenix, AR ' US Airways Center
07/24 ' San Diego, CA ' Valley View Casino Center
07/25 ' Las Vegas, NV ' Mandalay Bay Events Center
07/26 ' Los Angeles, CA ' Staples Center
07/29 ' Denver, CO ' Pepsi Center
07/30 ' Lincoln, NE ' Pinnacle Bank Arena
07/31 ' Saint Paul, MN ' Xcel Energy Center
08/01 ' Milwaukee, WI ' BMO Harris Bradley Center
08/02 ' Indianapolis, IN ' Bankers Life Fieldhouse
08/03 ' Cincinnati, OH ' U.S. Bank Arena
08/05 ' New York, NY ' Madison Square Garden Arena
08/07 ' Washington, DC ' Verizon Center
08/09 ' Columbus, OH ' Schottenstein Center
08/10 ' Cleveland, OH ' Quicken Loans Arena
08/12 ' Pittsburgh, PA ' Consol Energy Center
08/13 ' Buffalo, NY ' First Niagara Center
08/14 ' Boston, MA ' TD Garden
08/16 ' Philadelphia, PA ' Wells Fargo Center



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