photo::: Mike Doughty @ Webster Hall, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
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UPDATE: The January 27 performance of Revelation at the WNYC Greene Space has been re-scheduled for Thursday (1/29). Wednesday's two shows will remain as originally scheduled.

Onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty has written a rock opera based on The Bible's Book of Revelation. He told WNYC:

It is an absolutely terrifying, monster-movie, psychedelic tale of destruction, and the language is so beautiful, it is so bizarre and wonderful. I thought, with the right music, and the right actors declaiming the text, and the right visuals, it would be a great show.

You can stream a couple songs from Revelation below. You can also go see it performed live at NYC's The Greene Space on January 27 & 28 with a full band and backup singers, including Brooklyn's Xenia Rubinos. Full cast here. The 1/27 performance will feature an after-show Q&A between Doughty and WNYC's Kurt Anderson. Tickets for both the 1/27 show and the 1/28 show are on sale now.

UPDATE: a third performance has been added. There will now be a 9:30 PM show in addition to the original 7 PM performance on January 28. Tickets for that are on sale as well.

Song streams from Revelation below...

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"Cast Into the Lake of Fire" from Revelation

"Write the Things You Have Seen" from Revelation