THE END IS NEAR! Earth's Last Stand Tickets go on Sale Friday, October 12 at 10am!

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On December, 21, 2012 the world is going to end. Our days are numbered and the people of Chicago deserve a party to end all parties. Shock Top presents… Earth’s Last Stand!

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Earth's Last Stand at House of Blues on December 21, 2012

The final countdown has begun and the global population will face a range of cataclysmic and transformative events on December 21, 2012.

The final countdown has begun and the global population will face a range of cataclysmic and transformative events on December 21, 2012… The Mayans said so. But have no fear, there’s a party brewing at what is believed to be the safest hideout in Chicago – the House of Blues at 329 North Dearborn Street. Led by zombies, aliens and other apocalyptic creatures deep inside the concrete walls, this party is packed with “do before you die” delights that will have people going out on top while singing with Hollywood rock sensation Steel Panther at Earth’s Last Stand!

Once the doors are sealed, those who are at this bash of a lifetime will enjoy the opportunity to take one last risk with any of these experiences taking place throughout the bunker-like House of Blues:

Ever wanted a tattoo? Well, time’s up, literally! People can sit down and get inked from some of Chicago’s finest tattoo artists for no charge.

Whoever takes our place on earth; people want to prove to them they had a hand in its destruction. Step inside the photo booth and say cheese!

Get a new “hairdo before you die” or just shave it all off! People sure can’t take hair with them when the Grimm Reaper comes, so barbers will be ready to give people a “do” to die for!

Tarot card readers, fortune tellers and palm readers will be standing by to tell people where they're headed when the clock strikes midnight.

Can’t take secrets to the grave? People will fess up on camera and share them with the world (what’s left of it) via a live online video stream.

Just ten days before New Year’s Eve to be, Earth’s Last Stand partiers will join each other by following along a digital display reading the final countdown to midnight.

The House of Blues can’t hold all of Chicago, space is limited and tickets will go fast! Each ticket offers a different set of experiences.

There’s plenty of room for people to dance their life away with the “Shock Top Zombie Girls” with this ticket to the main floor at House of Blues.

If Heaven is up, people will be one step closer when they kiss your ass goodbye while hanging out on the first floor balcony at House of Blues. With this ticket, people will enjoy balcony bar access during their last hours on earth with a sweet view of the stage.

Adequate shelter just might extend everyone's life on earth past midnight. With this ticket, people get access to the second floor balcony and the House of Blues Foundation Room to partake in “do before you die” activities like the video confession booth, tattoo shop and more!

This ticket provides the ultimate protection from zombies, aliens and runaway meteorites in the world famous House of Blues opera boxes. Don’t waste precious last moments standing at the bar; a server comes to you in your Bunker Box! These ticket holders also get access to the House of Blues Foundation Room to experience “do before you die” activities like the video confession booth, tattoo shop and more!

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:00 am CST at, or
Media is invited to attend and cover the last minutes on earth inside the House of Blues during Earth’s Last Stand.

Media contact:
Tommy King
Shop Class Experiential Marketing
(312) 860-8233

About Shock Top (

SHOCK TOP is proud to announce the release of a very special limited edition brew, Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat. Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed with midnight wheat, chocolate malt, chiles and other spices. This limited edition 6% ABV ale has a dark, rich color and delivers an indulgent flavor and sessionability, making it the perfect beer to celebrate the end of the world.

About Steel Panther (

STEEL PANTHER was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. At sell-out club shows in Hollywood, Steel Panther has been joined on stage by rock and roll icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and all three members of Green Day. Across the Atlantic, the band has shared arena stages with ZZ Top and rocked an audience of 30,000 at the UK’s Download festival. And in Germany, Feel The Steel was proclaimed ‘Best Debut Album’ in the Metal Hammer awards.

Arriving in 2009 with debut album Feel The Steel – hailed by Kerrang! magazine as “close to perfect” – Steel Panther has won a legion of fans across the world. And now the band is aiming even higher with second album Balls Out. Released worldwide through Universal Music on November 1, 2011, Balls Out is another masterpiece of kick-ass rock and roll.

Some experiences require ticket access and are based on availability. The House of Blues is not officially the safest place during an emergency. No one will be sealed inside the House of Blues during this event. All opinions about the “end of the world”, apocalypse or other disasters are not that of Shop Class Experiential Marketing, House of Blues, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Shock Top Brewing Company or Anheuser Busch.

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