Monday, June 18, 2012
M. SHAWN CRAHAN VISIONARY AND PERCUSSIONIST FOR THE GRAMMY-WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP SLIPKNOT, ANNOUNCES
‘THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY’
BOOK TOUR FIRST-EVER ART BOOK COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH MTV BOOKS
STARTING JUNE 19
Step inside the APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY…
From the mind of M. SHAWN CRAHAN aka clown--the founder and visionary behind one of the biggest hard rock bands in the world, the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Slipknot--comes APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY. His first-ever art book collection of photography, the APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY will be released exclusively through MTV Books beginning June 19 worldwide. As M. Shawn Crahan prepares to hit the road with Slipknot on June 30 as the headlining act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and the newly announced Knotfest, August 17 and 18, he’ll launch a series of book signings/Q&A’s in select cities; see list below.
The book tour will kick off in Chicago, IL (6.19 The Abbey) and visit the following U.S. cities including Madison, WI (6.21 Barnes & Noble), W. Des Moines, IA (6.23 Barnes & Noble), Overland Park, KS (Kansas City-6.24 Barnes & Noble), Omaha, NE (6.25 Barnes & Noble), Los Angeles, CA (6.29 Book Soup), Tempe, AZ (7.5 Changing Hands Bookstore) and Ridgewood, NJ (7.26 Bookends), with more to be announced.
APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY is an art book collection with over eleven years of manipulated medium format Polaroids, each an exploration in darkness and light and a representation of Crahan’s second and equally powerful artistic outlet. Weird, wired, paranoid, and endlessly imaginative, ANJ is Shawn’s hand-picked collection of over 187 giant, never-before-seen images in numerous styles.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica penned the forward for Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey after seeing M. Shawn Crahan’s photography at a gallery show. From Ulrich’s forward:
“Let go of the bungee cord, do away with the safety net. Just go for it, and let the journey take you wherever the journey’s going to take you. And as you’re going on that trip through this book, occasionally imagine clown next to you. Imagine hearing his voice in your head talking about what these images and experiences have meant to him and where he was going with it. And you will end up on one fuck of a ride, that I can guarantee you will be unique, spellbinding, and potentially life altering. This book is everything that art should be.”
Check out a digital preview of the first 25 pages of the book on Facebook
Current dates for M. Shawn Crahan’s APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY book tour:
DATE CITY BOOK STORE TIME
Jun 19 Chicago, IL The Abbey 6:00 pm, Free
Jun 21 Madison, WI Barnes & Noble 7:00pm, Free
Jun 23 W. Des Moines, IA Barnes & Noble 5:00pm, Free
Jun 24 Overland Park, KS Barnes & Noble 5:00pm, Free
Jun 25 Omaha, NE Barnes & Noble 7:00pm, Free
Jun 29 Los Angeles, CA Book Soup on Sunset 7:00pm, Free
Jul 05 Tempe, AZ Changing Hands Bookstore 7:00pm, Free
Jul 26 Ridgewood, NJ Bookends 7:00pm, Free