Confessions from the Devil
August 24, 2016
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October 19, 2016
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2 Feet From The Magic

In a matter of minutes, I’ll be boarding a van with seven mad souls to drive across the country and back. It’s an adventure a long time coming. Chances are I’ll see you on this journey, but if you haven’t been invited yet, allow me a moment to formally request your presence at a very specific celebration. Yes, the devil is asking you to meet him at the crossroads. Will you? All we need is some blood, a banjo and a pinky promise (two of the three of which are presently being loaded onto the van).

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As a fan of my work, you’re probably aware that Repo! The Genetic Opera began as a small black box theater production. All of the songs that you love from the 2008 film—“Mark it Up”, “Legal Assassin”, “21st Century Cure”—they all had their debuts in rooms where less than a hundred people could squeeze into, including us actors, a rock band, and few carts full of rubber Halloween store body parts. It was awesome. Every night was a party. Following these live performances, the audience, cast and crew would often drink and dance on our makeshift sets until the sun came up.

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As a working filmmaker, I love the path that my career has taken, but I miss the rawness and purity of those early, formative years. I miss performing with and for friends and fans. It was magical.

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What if were to tell you that you could be a part of that same experience? That you could be standing two feet from the likes of Repo Man and Shilo and GraveRobber as the teeth of those iconic characters were being cut? The following is going to read like a shameless sales pitch, but I promise you it’s much more.

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For the past two-and-a-half years, I’ve been developing a new musical project with longtime friend and collaborator, Saar Hendelman. With the new project, we’re bringing back that intimate and communal approach that was the foundation of the Repo! legacy. This is why I’m journeying across the country, and why I would love it if you joined me.

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In thirty US cities, our ragtag troupe is transforming very intimate spaces into living historical wakes. Costumes. Coffins. Drinking. Dancing. And Saar and I will be part of the nightly entertainment, singing live songs of death as the Blood Travelers, Messrs Storm & Tender. It will be unlike anything else you may endeavor to do this Halloween season.

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In addition to having a great time with groovy people, by buying a ticket and coming out to be a part of the festivities, you’ll be helping to fund a creatively unique project at a crucial juncture.

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Bottom line: every Wake on this tour will be one-of-a-kind and intimate. Very intimate. You will never be able to experience the project as up close and personal as this again. It will be like being in those tiny black box spaces when Repo! was born. Come be a part of the inauguration of American Murder Song. Come meet me on the crossroads of The American Wake Tour.

Get your tickets here: http://americanmurdersong.com/gettickets

  • Heather Baker

    I’m not sure why but reading this got me 10x more excited than I already was! Safe travels!

  • Arielle

    Sending tons of positive vibes and love to you all for the adventure ahead! It’s been a joy following AMS and I look forward to seeing where it goes. I’m loving its direction and growth! I’ve been hooked to your work since Repo! and always love seeing what you have in store for us artistically hungry fans.

  • Malinda Wickham

    I am so excited about seeing you and Saar in Indianapolis. I know it is going to be an awesome experience.

  • Allison M. Pratt

    Wish I could attend a performance, but alas not in my cards. Bummer.

  • Shilo Mikey Alderson

    Wish I could come! Im in the UK though 🙁

  • He11cat

    I wish I was well off I’d fly over to see this ! So sad also in UK .
    Enjoy the new adventure x

  • Kate

    UK-based: unable to attend. And I want to! European tour?

  • SOOOOO excited for Saturday – break a leg tonight, guys! <3

  • Gavin

    This just made me so emotional. I hope to get to talk to you about lots of things at some of the shows I’m attending <33

  • Ran Braden

    Cruel torture hearing how awesome it’s going to be, hopefully your next endeavor will make it’s way to the northwest.

  • Kind of sad that every state around UT gets to see you guys but you aren’t coming to Salt Lake. There is a big fan base here. Would love to see it

  • Sarah Hazel

    Can’t wait for the 21st! See you in Pittsburgh.

  • Michael Peet

    Come to Aus! We’d Absolutely love you guys here!

  • Lynda Elliott

    PLEASE COME TO VEGAS THIS TIME!!!!

  • Lynda Elliott

    Wanted to see Hallelujah but it got cancelled.

    • Lorraine Troche

      Mine too. Still have not been able to see it. Really want to

  • Lorraine Troche

    Pitch away, u had me at “intimate”

  • Krystal Nash

    Magic was absolutely the right word for what we experienced in Sacramento last night. Thank you, so much.