THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
TO HEADLINE NIGHT TWO OF
ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
IN VILLA PARK, IL SEPTEMBER 27
The Devil Wears Prada is set to headline the second night of the Chicago area engagement of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. The acclaimed quintet will be joined by special guests (TBA) as they take over the ultimate Halloween horror event at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL on September 27.
After spending their summer on the main stage of the recently wrapped 2014 Vans Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada will help launch the Halloween season in Chicagoland with sounds described as “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone), “gut-wrenchingly brutal” (Alternative Press), and “definitely bleak, harrowing, and f*cking heavy” (Revolver). Tickets are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at $25.
The Great American Nightmare in Chicago will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 Great American Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.
The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment – including Street Drum Corps’ renowned Prime Evil Percussion — roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.
As previously announced, Rob Zombie will perform at both opening nights of the Great American Nightmare’s two-city engagement: in Scottsdale, Arizona (with guests Powerman 5000) on September 19, and in Chicago on September 26. Tickets for opening night in each city include the Rob Zombie concert and are available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages are also available for purchase atwww.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season in Villa Park, IL on the following dates:
October: 3-4, 10-12, 16-19, 23- 26, 30-31
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted houseproducer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park is presented by 101WKQX.
“Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade…”
–Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013
The Devil Wears Prada
photo by Alexey Makhov
About Rob Zombie
As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Rob Zombie and his band of maniacs–guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Ginger Fish–launch their latest U.S. tour in early September. Rob’s theatrical live performances feature elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. In 2013, Rob released his fifth solo studio album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, marking the first release onhis new label Zodiac Swan through T-Boy Records/UMe. On April 26, 2013–the same week his album was released–Zombie premiered his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, which he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films. Rob is currently working on his sixth solo studio album and an excitingly brutal new film called 31.
About Steve Kopelman (Great American Nightmare Producer)
Kopelman is the preeminent haunted house producer in the United States and one of the most creative forces in the haunted house industry. Over the past 30 years, he has produced more attractions in more cities than anyone else in the field, including “The Mind Of Madness” and “Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House” in New York City, as well as “The Nest” in Phoenix. Kopelman’s state of the art, award winning, bone-chilling events have attracted millions. His attractions have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and on ABC News, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, AOL and MSN. Currently he has involvement in haunted houses in Arizona, New Hampshire, North Carolina and New York City.
About Andy Gould/Spectacle Entertainment Group
Manager/film producer Andy Gould has been a behind the scenes icon of the music industry over the last 4 decades. His management expertise and marketing genius have impacted the careers of acts like White Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N’ Roses, and many others. His partnership with Rob Zombie over the last 20 years has yielded several multi-platinum albums, as well as 6 feature films including The Devil’s Rejects (Lionsgate) and the record breaking remake of Halloween(Weinstein, 2007), all of which Gould produced. He is also the president of T-Boy Records, a joint venture label with Universal Music Enterprises.