Insane Clown Posse Biography
Insane Clown Posse the hip hop duo group from Detroit is composed of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler. The group was originally called JJ Boyz and Inner City Posse. Both Bruce and Ustler perform as wicked clowns called Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope who perform hardcore hip hop are well known for their performances.
It was in the mid 1980’s that both Bruce and Utsler had met in Oak Park a suburb in Detroit. It was their along with friends that they began wrestling and their back yard and grew to love listening to hip hop music such as 3rd Bass, Beastie Boys, and N.W.A.
Bruce still had a passion for wrestling and pursed a career in the industry shorty after his jail stint. However, Bruce became frustrated with the politics involved in Professional Wrestling and began to pursue a career in music. Bruce, Utsler, and friends began performing hip hop music in local nightclubs.
It was in 1991 the hip hop duo found a manager and later released their self-produced EP “Dog Beats” that year. However after the first months in the industry, the group had paid more in production than what it got back in returns. The group decided to make some changes to their style and decided to change their stage name to Insane Clown Posse.
By 1992, the group began recording for their debut album “Carnival of Carnage” finding another producer in the process (Mike E. Clark) who would work with the hip hop duo through their career. Their debut album was released in October of 1992.
Insane Clown Posse would gain more recognition with every record they released and by 1995 the group would sign with a Major Record Label. Overall the group has earned two platinum albums and five gold albums selling millions of copies.
After over 25 years in the industry, Insane Clown Posse is still going strong embarking on new fall tour which kicks off in October in support of their newest project.
Insane Clown Posse News
8-25-15: Face-painted metalheads Insane Clown Posse are hitting the road this fall. The band will make 19 stops across the U.S. in October, including notable stops in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Columbus. The tour will wrap on October 31 at The Fillmore in Detroit.
Insane Clown Posse Tour Dates
2015 North American Tour Dates
Sat October 03 2015 - Villa Park, IL - Odeum Sports and Expo Center
Sun October 04 2015 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Mon October 05 2015 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Wed October 07 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Fri October 09 2015 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sat October 10 2015 - Hardeville, SC - Music Vault
Sun October 11 2015 - Jacksonville, FL - Beach Boulevard Concert Hall
Mon October 12 2015 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
Wed October 14 2015 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Fri October 16 2015 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom
Sat October 17 2015 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
Sun October 18 2015 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
Wed October 21 2015 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
Thu October 22 2015 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
Sat October 24 2015 - Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House and Event Center
Sun October 25 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
Tue October 27 2015 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion
Fri October 30 2015 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sat October 31 2015 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore