The Amazing Jeckel Brothers Tour

Date: July 07 - August 20, 1999

Tickets: $25

Headliner: Insane Clown Posse

Opening Acts: Coal Chamber, Twiztid, Biohazard, Mindless Self Indulgence, Krayzie Bone

Special Appearances: Snoop Dogg

 
     
     
 

Where to begin with this one? First of all, let's note that ICP got too big for their britches on this one. With the sales success of the Amazing Jeckel Brothers, ICP decided to try to play big arenas instead of the normal sized venues they were used to. The result was ICP playing big ass 1/4 filled arenas. It looked like 2003-era WWE shows or something, with half the arenas empty and shit.

The next problem was Coal Chamber. They were costing Psychopathic a lot of money and weren't drawing hardly any fans to the shows. So after 3 shows, ICP kicked Coal Chamber off the tour, which ended up leading to lawsuits and a public feud with the mega-powerful wife of Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne. There were multiple tickets refunds.

ICP claimed that Coal Chamber had been removed from the tour because of equipment problems, but later revealed the true reason for their actions on The Howard Stern Show, which aired August 19, 1999. Bruce continued by saying, "Nobody will tell you that, because everybody's afraid of your crumpet-ass bitch manager". Later that night, Stern contacted Bruce and Utsler, asking them to appear on his show the following day to talk with Coal Chamber's manager, Sharon Osbourne.

Before the show went on air, Osbourne bet Bruce and Utsler $50,000 that Insane Clown Posse's next album would not even sell 200,000 copies—a bet that Bruce accepted. On air Osbourne informed Bruce and Utsler that Coal Chamber filed a lawsuit for breach of contract. Osbourne stated that her group was to receive $12,500 per show for a scheduled two-month package tour. Bruce reiterated that Coal Chamber's music did not appeal to Insane Clown Posse fans, and that ticket refunds decreased after Coal Chamber had been removed from the tour. Osbourne then made public the bet with Bruce about Insane Clown Posse's next album, also stating that the duo would be subsequently dropped from their distributor. In Osbourne's words, "You're dead. Your career is over." Bruce predicted that the group's next album would sell at least 500,000 copies; however, the bet officially stood at 200,000 copies as agreed by both Bruce and Osbourne backstage. Icp's next album Bizaar/Bizzar got combined 500,000 copies. Even separte they still got more then 200,000 copies. So Icp had won the bet. Until now, Sharon hasn't payed the bill.

Things weren't all bad. Twiztid rocked it as usual. Biohazard opened up for the tour and were pretty successful. MSI performed to mixed reviews, sometimes getting booed right offstage. Krayzie Bone, from Bone Thugs in Harmony, even performed on a few of the shows, and even Snoop Dogg came out a couple of times! All in all, a good time had by all.

ICP had to cancel 3 Jeckel Brothers Tour dates in Texas because they played at Woodstock '99. ICP was deeply sorry for missing the Texas tour dates but playing Woodstock was a super rare opportunity for a band like ICP so they had to do it.

A short story from ICP:
"One time on the Amazing Jeckel Brothers Tour, we played New York City. Some crazy ass ninja climbed up the back of our tour bus somehow and hid on top of it. We never knew a thing. We pulled outta the venue... drove outta the city... across the bridge and fuckin' more than half way to Boston. We drove for hours. We finally stopped at a truck stop to get some late nite eats. We went in and Billy and them's tour bus came pulling in behind us. That's when they seen the kid climbing down back off our bus. The kid explained himself and Billy Bill decked him right quick on the chin chilly for being so fuckin' stupid."

Tourdates:

Date Place  
07/07/1999 9:30 Club, Washington, DC  
08/07/1999 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA  
09/07/1999 I.C. Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA  
10/07/1999 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH  
11/07/1999 Brewery District Pavilion, Columbus, OH  
13/07/1999 Nautica, Cleveland, OH  
15/07/1999 Fort Wayne Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN  
16/07/1999 Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY  
17/07/1999 Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA  
18/07/1999 Ice Palace, Tampa, FL  
22/07/1999 Aerial Theatre, Houston, TX cancelled
23/07/1999 San Antonio Sunken Gardens, San Antonio, TX cancelled
24/07/1999 Artists Square, Dallas, TX cancelled
27/07/1999 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA  
28/07/1999 America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ  
30/07/1999 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO  
31/07/1999 Civic Center, Amarillo, TX  
01/08/1999 Century 2, Witchita, KS  
04/08/1999 The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI  
05/08/1999 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN  
06/08/1999 River Port Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO  
07/08/1999 Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Spring, MO  
08/08/1999 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL  
11/08/1999 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN  
12/08/1999 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI  
13/08/1999 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI  
14/08/1999 Nautica, Cleveland, OH  
19/08/1999 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY  
20/08/1999 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA  
 
     
     
 

Setlist:

01. Assassins (J's verse)
02. Bring It On
03. Chicken Huntin' (Slaughter House Mix)
04. Hokus Pokus
05. Toy Box
06. Terrible
07. Boogie Woogie Wu
08. Down With The Clown
09. Fuck The World
10. Southwest Voodoo
11. Play With Me
12. House Of Horrors
13. Halls Of Illusions
14. 12
15. Hey Vato
16. Everybody Rize
17. Who Asked You
18. The Stalker
19. I Want My Shit
20. Another Love Song
21. Assassins (Shaggy's verse)
22. Nothing's Left
 
     
   

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