DOPE has launched a pre-order for the band’s first-ever live album as part of the “Die Motherfucker Die” reunion tour campaign. The 21-track set was recorded in Russia and features the classic DOPE lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus and Racci Shay.
The live album celebrates the first time that this “old-school” lineup has performed on stage together in more than 13 years.
The first goal of the campaign is to fuel a DOPE U.S. headline tour, featuring the classic “old-school” lineup.
The ultimate goal is to take the reunion tour around the entire globe throughout 2016.
“The United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia are all part of the plan,” says Edsel Dope. “We are all stoked with the insane amount of enthusiasm from fans asking us to bring this lineup around the world.”
In addition to the live album, the band plans to film the entire tour, with the intention of creating DOPE‘s first-ever live DVD. The DVD will also include tons of classic backstage footage, unreleased music videos, as well as various, never-before-seen clips spanning the band’s entire career.
DOPE has put together some awesome, exclusive merch packages for the campaign, and everyone who participates will be recognized by having their name featured in the liner notes.
The live album will ship in June and is exclusively available at www.dopereunion.com. It will not be available on iTunes or in retail stores.
In addition, the campaign features an in depth video interview with Edsel Dope, where he shares his personal feelings on the reunion tour, explains details of the “Die Motherfucker Die” campaign, and also gives an update on DOPE‘s upcoming two-part studio album “Blood Money”, which he personally promises will be released later this year via eOne.