Monster Mash Festival: A Closer Look at This Year’s Event + Tool’s Sole 2015 Gig

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The 2015 Monster Mash Festival boasts one of the strongest rock and metal lineups of any North American event. Set to take over Tempe, Ariz. from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, the fest also managed to secure Tool for the band’s only show of 2015. We wanted to know more about Monster Mash, so we got in touch with Lucky Man Concerts owner and Monster Mash Music Festival producer Tom LaPenna.

All three dates have something to offer rock fans, but for connoisseurs of hard rock and metal, the Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 dates have become destination events. “Our ticket report shows people are coming from around the world,” says Tom LaPenna. “Most are from Arizona and North America, but many are coming from countries such as England, Spain, Germany and Australia, to name a few. We are also doing a discount for Tool ticket buyers – if they want to stay an extra night and go to the Nov. 1 show, they can get a $30 discount on the Nov. 1 ticket price. They just need to go contact us to get this offer.”

The Nov. 1 show is packed with talent, boasting Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Puscifer, Ghost and Halestorm on the bill. “I was fortunate enough to get Linkin Park and Rob Zombie booked pretty much at the same time as headliners of our two stages,” LaPenna says. ”I then reviewed available artists and my personal ‘wish list,’ and the bill came together great. Puscifer was the last band added when we found out they would have new music coming out this year. Yes, I love the lineup with Deftones, Puscifer, Ghost and Halestorm as support bands. Each of these bands will play one hour, so there will be plenty of good music from 2-10pm.”

As for Monster Mash’s future, LaPenna wants next’s year’s edition to be even bigger, “We have offers in already for some ‘monster’ acts in 2016, but I cannot mention any names as of yet. Monster Mash is just one of our annual festivals in Tempe and we plan on raising the bar with every event in regards to talent. Tempe Beach Park is an amazing venue and I hope all the fans have a great Halloween weekend in Tempe experiencing some of the great weather we have during this time of year, while at the same time enjoying some incredible music.”

Tickets for the Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 dates are still available, so head over to Monster Mash’s official website to scoop them up before they’re gone!

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