Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998 the original story book and soundtrack of how it all began
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of DOPE‘S inception in NYC, The band is proud to announce the release of Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998, the original Story book and soundtrack of how it all began.
I can’t believe that it’s been 20 years since I started this band back in 1997.
I couldn’t be more excited to share this unique package, along with the true / uncensored story of how it all begin.
This was something that only a small community of people in NYC were able to share with us, back in the day.
To be able to bring this to our fans all across the world 20 years later is surreal for me..
I designed the entire package myself and I went to great lengths to create something that our Die Hard fans would greatly appreciate. – Edsel Dope
-32 page story booklet, filled with never before seen photos, accompanied by Edsel Dopes personal story of how it all began.
-20 Remastered tracks, available for the first time ever in digital form.
These are the Original Bedroom Demos that led to the bands rise to the top of the NYC club scene.
Includes 4 previously unreleased songs.
-Recreation of Dopes first ever concert poster from their historic sold out debut show at the Elbow Room in NYC on March 7th 1998
Each poster is autographed by Edsel.
-Limited Edition “Established in 1997” T-Shit and Hoodie.
Bundles are also available.
There are very limited quantities available and these will never be made again..
All packages will ship on or before Dec 1st, 2017.
The Early Years 1997-98
Dope are hitting the road with (Hed) P.E. for their “Monster High Tour 2017.” Metal rockers Ill Niño will also be on board for select dates.
The tour will be a follow-up to their early spring 2017 U.S. tour in support of last year’s album release for Blood Money. Dope headlined that tour with Combichrist filling out the bill.
“I’m really excited about this tour” said guitarist Edsel Dope. “We have never done a proper U.S.A. tour with (Hed)P.E. or Ill Niño, so this should be a really cool experience for the fans and for all of us … Me and Jared from Hed Pe are already talking about doing some collaborations before and during the tour.”
He continued, “We’ve continued to add to our production to each and every tour. The show is almost out of hand at this point. I am anticipating that this will be the last Dope tour for a little while. Once it is over, I want to focus on finishing up the next Dope album before we hit the road again … I am looking forward to seeing of our fans and friends out there this fall”
Both bands will play full sets each night and Dope will be bringing out their highly interactive production, which will include 100 square feet of LED wall, geysers and much more
The Monster High Tour 2017 Dates:
10/03 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/04 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/05 @ El Corazon – Seattle , WA
10/06 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome,ID
10/07 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
10/08 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/09 @ Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/10 @ The Reverb / Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
10/11 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
10/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/13 @ The Machine Shop – Flint , MI
10/14 @ The Machine Shop – Flint , MI
10/15 @ The Agora – Cleveland, OH
10/16 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
10/17 @ Evening Star Concert Hall – Niagra Falls, NY
10/18 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
10/19 @ Whiskey Barrel – Laconia, NH *
10/20 @ Claddagh – Lawrence, MA *
10/21 @ Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI *
10/22 @ The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/23 @ The Reverb – Reading, PA *
10/24 @ Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/25 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
10/26 @ The Abbey – Orlando, FL
10/27 @ Kelsey Theater – West Palm Beach, FL
10/28 @ Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/30 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/31 @ St. Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
11/01 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
11/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/03 @ The Coliseum – Lawton, OK
11/04 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
11/05 @ Top Deck – Farmington, NM
11/06 @ Marquis Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/07 @ Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
11/08 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/09 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
* Ill Niño Appearing