Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Gig

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rob Zombie will headline the closing night of the series in Southern California.  After all, he came up with the idea in the first place.

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Golden Gods Awards, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, Calif.

Announced in mid-June, the series celebrates everything Halloween Thursday through Sunday Oct. 10 through Nov. 2 by slotting a series of concerts at the seasonally renamed “FEARplex” in Pomona, Calif.  During the rest of the year the sign on the building reads “Fairplex.”

Combining music with great haunted house trappings, the Great American Experience will feature alternative music groups on Thursdays, EDM on Fridays and hard rock/metal on Saturdays.  The plan also calls for most Sundays to be devoted to Latin music.

Now it has been revealed that Rob Zombie will play the Great American Nightmare Series’ closing night when he shocks and rocks the festival’s closing night, Nov. 2, along with special guests Eagles Of Death Metal plus Powerman 5000 and 45 Grave.

The macabre side of things will include three fully immersive haunted house experiences created by horror-house master Steve Kopelman and Zombie and based on the metal musician’s own flicks such as  “Lords Of Salem,” “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D” and “House Of 1000 Corpses.” 

The Great American Nightmare will also include outdoor screenings of classic horror films plus food, beer, and DJs while freak show denizens roam the area.

Here’s the updated schedule. New additions are bolded:

Oct. 10: 3OH!3, Wallpaper
Oct. 11 – Blood On The Dance Floor, HeavyGrinder   
Oct. 12 – Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie
Oct. 13 – Ozomatli (With special guest)
Oct. 17 – The Used, William Control
Oct. 18 – Bl3ND, Dirtyloud, One More Time (Daft Punk Tribute)
Oct. 19 – The Vandals, TSOL, The Dickies, Duane Peters
Oct. 20 – Lucha Libre USA, Metalachi
Oct. 24 – Emilie Autumn (with special guests)
Oct. 25 – Doctor P, Zomboy, Terravita, Evol Intent
Oct. 26 – Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Ghost Town
Oct. 27 – Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish (with special guest)
Oct. 31 – Andrew W.K., Mod Sun, Beware Of Darkness
Nov. 1 – (Major EDM headliner to be announced Sept. 25), Dirtyphonics, Fe-Fei
Nov. 2 – Rob Zombie, Eagles Of Death Metal, Powerman 5000, 45 Grave

Tickets as well as VIP packages are available now. More information can be found via this link.