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"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

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare has added two distinct performances from renowned percussionists Street Drum Corps to run throughout the ultimate Halloween horror event's two-city engagement. Street Drum Corps' high-energy drum and percussion show, founded a decade ago by Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo, will entertain and engage patrons on the Great American Nightmare's Bloody Boulevard in both Scottsdale, AZ and Chicago (Villa Park, IL).

Street Drum Corps brings its Blood Drums Halloween stage show to WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona with three performances every Friday and Saturday, and two performances on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the Great American Nightmare's September 19-November 1 run. Blood Drums has been featured at over a dozen theme park theaters and fairs since 2010, and is seen by over 300,000 park guests per season.

At the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago), Street Drum Corps will roam the Bloody Boulevard at all Great American Nightmare dates from September 26-November 1 with its atmospheric Prime Evil Percussion, regaling guests as they wait in line for the haunted attractions. Since 2004, Prime Evil Percussion has also entertained more than 300,000 people each year.

As previously announced, Rob Zombie will be performing at the opening night of the Great American Nightmare in both Scottsdale (September 19, with Powerman 5000) and Chicago (September 26). The fully immersive haunted house experience at both Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare destinations will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films:

In Scottsdale, patrons will take a sensory-deprived journey through The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out before witnessing the debut of Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D and The Devil's Rejects. In Chicago, The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses — first seen at the inaugural Great American Nightmare in Pomona, CA in 2013 — have all been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.

Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare are on sale now at, with prices starting at $25 for most nights. 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 at 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 on the following dates:

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 house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare's Scottsdale run is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix and the Villa Park run is presented by 101WKQX.

About Rob Zombie

As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 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 on his 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.

About Street Drum Corps

Street Drum Corps is a world-renowned, high energy drum and percussion show, formed in Los Angeles in 2004, that performs on musical tours and at performing arts centers, festivals, theme parks, sporting events, fairs, military bases, private parties, schools and colleges. Founding members Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo had a vision to great something unique and unseen in the percussion world. Today, SDC has grown into a global movement with honorary members such as Tommy Lee, Adrian Young, Shannon Leto, Rob Bourdon, Jeremy Piven, Matt Sorum, Stephen Perkins, Jack Irons and more. Watch a Street Drum Corps highlight reel at:

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Publicity Contacts:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media; (818) 996-2496

Stacy Pearson/UP Agency (Scottsdale); (602) 577-6888

Lisa Molloy (Chicago)