If you hope to ever see any portion of The Mighty Death Pop! performed live over the next few months, you better buy your tickets to The Gathering now. Thats because, for the first time in Insane Clown Posse concert history, J and Dope wont be embarking on an ICP tour in support of The Mighty Death Pop! once its released. This is, understandably, a pretty tough pill for Juggalos nationwide to swallow.
Anyone whos ever attended an Insane Clown Posse concert on any ICP tour or just a standalone Insane Clown Posse concert will tell you how euphoric they can be. In fact, if Insane Clown Posse concerts and ICP tours werent legendary, then The Gathering of the Juggalos would not be nearly as successful as it is. That being the case, why are J and Dope choosing The Mighty Death Pop! as the album that doesnt get any love from an ICP tour or Insane Clown Posse concerts?
From an outsiders perspective, it looks like this no ICP Tour or Insane Clown Posse concert tactic is a product of timing, not the album being of inferior quality. Bruce and Utsler told Billboard magazine a few weeks ago that, by them not touring twice a year as theyve always done, theyll create more excitement for Insane Clown Posse concerts when they do return in a few years.
Of course, this has enraged many Juggalos who cannot afford to make it to The Gathering or Hallowicked every year. One Juggalo even went as far as to say that ICP must think The Mighty Death Pop! sucks and they dont want to get stoned on stage. As you can see, this tactic is not very well supported by some in the Juggalo community.
However, dont side with the premature Mighty Death Pop! haters so fast. Juggalo and Bruce have said that they want to spend this time not spent on ICP tours and Insane Clown Posse concerts instead on launching their Pay Per View series in which Juggalos around the world will be able to tune into their concerts online.
So think about that for a minute if you knew that a brief hiatus from Insane Clown Posse concerts and ICP tours meant that youd be able to see them whenever you wanted without traveling a couple years down the road, would that soften the blow? Probably. Perhaps The Mighty Death Pop! will go down as history as the album that acted as a martyr for the future development of Insane Clown Posse concerts and ICP tours.
After all, once you get past some qualities that make Insane Clown Posse concerts and ICP tours unforgettable, like the Faygo spray and Juggalettes, you might be able to retain a good amount of the experience from your living room and save money on travel!