Fozzy Has Released A New Single, Which Will Also Be The Theme For NXT TakeOver: Chicago

Chris Jericho has two passions in this life: pro wrestling and music. (Well, actually, his third passion if you’ve read his books might be working the phrase “taking a dumpski” into prose.) (And maybe his fourth passion — based on Southpaw Regional Wrestling and his “Talking Shop” podcasts with The Club — would be surprisingly bad thick Canadian accents.) (But I digress.)

Wrestling fans have known for a while that Jericho’s longstanding band, Fozzy, was working on a new album and gearing up for a new tour. Both of those things are nearly upon us, as we now have a new single, “Judas,” which will also serve as the official theme song for NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20.

The new song, which premiered on Tuesday over at Loudwire, also has a brand-spanking-new video. Check it out:

Jericho had the following take on “Judas,” which is pretty much the most Chris Jericho way you could imagine of him explaining his music. Drink it in, maaaaannnnnn:

“For such a dark and sexy song like ‘Judas’, we wanted a dark and sexy video to match…and we got that and more! In one take we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, hot chicks, a man on fire and a great rock n roll band, all in one tasty video morsel. What more could you want…a giant rabbit holding balloons? Oh yeah, we’ve got that too!”

Fozzy also announced via press release what appears to be the full set of dates for their tour (not including some European festivals this summer). The band’s touring schedule has, of course, been the source of much speculation about Jericho taking time off from WWE, and/or how thoroughly he will be able to be around to defend his freshly-won United States Championship on Smackdown.

May 5th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau
May 6th – Canton, GA @ The Revival
May 7th – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 9th – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
May 10th – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
May 11th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 12th – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
May 13th – Dubuque, IA @ Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 16th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 18th – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North Music Venue
May 19th – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
May 20th – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
May 24th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
May 25th – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 26th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 27th – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
May 28th – Dallas, TX @ BFD Festival
June 24th – Auburn, WA @ Pain In The Grass

If Fozzy is your cup of tea, go ahead and make plans now to catch them on tour. I guess what I’m saying is, if you have some sort of list of things to do in May, Fozzy may have just made the list.