Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and Psychopathic Records must relocate their Annual Metro Detroit Halloween Show called Hallowicked from the Royal Oak Music Theater to the Fillmore Detroit, as the Royal Oak Police requested the venue to cancel, citing, among other reasons, the FBI assessment of Juggalos as a gang.
Since 1994, ICP has celebrated Halloween night by wearing face-paint and performing for costumed Juggalos at an annual concert – Hallowicked - in the Metro Detroit area. The formerly one show event has turned into a string of Halloween shows that have come known to be the “Hallowicked Tour”. Although Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J give ode to Halloween on multiple nights at the end of October, the annual Halloween night (October 31st) show is ALWAYS held in Metro Detroit. After multiple years of performing Hallowicked at the Fillmore venue in Downtown Detroit, ICP’s independent label, Psychopathic Records wanted to change things up and try a new venue. Accordingly, Metro Detroit’s Hallowicked was scheduled at the Royal Oak Music Theater (ROMT) for October 31st, and due to the smaller size of the venue, the label kept October 30th an open date on the “Hallowicked Tour” to schedule a second Metro Detroit Hallowicked show so that more Juggalos would be able to attend.
Just after receiving word of a nearly “sold out” event at the Royal Oak Music Theater, Psychopathic Records received the alarming news that ROMT cancelled the Hallowicked show on Halloween night. After discussions between promoter AEG Live, ROMT, and themselves, Psychopathic Records discovered that the Royal Oak Police had requested that the venue cancel the concert. One of the reasons cited by the Royal Oak Police was the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment that labeled Juggalos a gang.
This news, although extremely disturbing, comes in the wake of Psychopathic Records and ICP’s recent launch of their tough, legal battle against the FBI due to the Bureau wrongfully labeling the Juggalos as gang members. Regardless of the situation, the Halloween show must go on! Soon after the cancelation by ROMT, there was good news about a new venue - Promoter Live Nation and Fillmore Detroit offered to take on Hallowicked this coming Halloween night. Psychopathic Records and ICP are stoked about the last minute venue change, and express great thanks to Live Nation and the Fillmore for opening their doors. Halloween will not be spoiled for all of the Juggalos planning to dress in costume, put on their face-paint, and get covered in Faygo, as they get to celebrate together at ICP’s Annual Hallowicked at the Fillmore Detroit on October 31st.
Please find all 2012 Hallowicked Tour dates below:
October 25 -- LC Pavilion -- Columbus, OH
October 26 -- Stage AE -- Pittsburgh, PA
October 27 -- Eagles Ballroom -- Milwaukee, WI
October 28 -- Town Ballroom -- Buffalo, NY
October 31 -- Fillmore -- Detroit, MI
(Venue Change: Previously at Royal Oak Music Theater)
ABOUT INSANE CLOWN POSSE:
Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from Detroit’s underground music scene in the early ‘90s. Since that time, the face-painted duo has amassed a following of millions of fans endearingly called “Juggalos”, and shattered all music industry expectations to become a worldwide phenomenon. Celebrating over 20 years together, Insane Clown Posse is among the best-selling independent groups of all time, with 24 albums to their credit, over 11 million sold worldwide and a highly-successful, annual music festival, their infamous Gathering of the Juggalos. On August 14th, ICP released their new album The Mighty Death Pop, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200.
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