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Johnny Rotten to tour US in Jesus (anti)Christ Superstar

By | Published on Monday 7 April 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar

A bunch of US music stars who used to be more famous than they are now (and JOHN LYDON, God save him), are going on tour as part of a ‘Jesus Christ Superstar arena spectacular’, an American spin-off to the British arena version of the West End show that originally stemmed from ITV’s ‘Superstar’ talent contest.

Destiny’s Child’s (#poor) Michelle Williams, Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and NSync’s JC Chasez are to take time away from their respective day jobs – which are, in the main, repping feminine care brands, denying harassing reality babes and managing giant eleven-girl girlbands – to sing in the US incarnation of the touring production that starred Mel C, Tim Minchin, and Chris Moyles in the UK.

Williams will play Mary Magdelene alongside Chasez as Pontius Pilate, Boyd as Judas and John Lydon as King Herod, with British ‘Superstar’ winner Ben Forster slated to voice the Messiah once again.

The show will shine its holy light on 50 North American cities in all, starting with New Orleans on 9 Jun.