Voodoo Music and Arts Experience will return to New Orleans for its annual Halloween rock fest with headliners Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd leading the party. The festival will kick off on October 28th in City Park with 65 bands on four stages. Other performers include The Pretty Reckless, Puscifer, Ghost, Cage the Elephant and Band of Horses.

Three-day general admission passes run $140, plus service charge. A three-day VIP is $400 (benefits include express lane check-in, air-conditioned restrooms and exclusive viewing areas).

  • The 2016 Voodoo will be the first show in 18 years without its founder, Steve Rehage, who is no longer with Live Nation. (Live Nation acquired the festival in 2013). Voodoo will be managed by C3 Presents, the party people behind Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. Tickets are on sale now.
  • Tool is keeping busy this fall. The group has announced a trio of shows in Salt Lake City, Denver and Little Rock as well. Tool kicks off its mini-tour on October 24th in Salt Lake City, then moves down the road to Denver October 26th and winds up in Little Rock on October 28th. Tickets for all go on sale to the general public Friday, June 10th. A select number will be available Wednesday, June 8th for members of the Tool Army fan club.
  • Tool is also co-headlining the 2016 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento with Avenged Sevenfold. That party kicks off October 22nd, and Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, Anthrax and others will also be performing along with Tool.
  • Avenged Sevenfold will lead the charge the next day, closing it out with Korn, Disturbed, Chevelle and many others. Tickets are on sale now.

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The full lineup, and link to tickets:

DID YOU KNOW? In 2015, Voodoo had to cancel its Sunday shows due to weather, a similar fate for Governor’s Ball attendees this year.

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  • Do you think the difference in VIP ticket cost is worth it?
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