A few years ago, the marketing geniuses that flock to Comic Con realized that any event they’re hosting sounds even cooler when you can add the following phrase to the end: “…on a battleship.”
This year, adult swim is staking claim to the historic USS Midway to host an epic concert with Dethklok aboard the ship-turned museum, and it’s totally shaping up to be one of the highlights of this year’s Con. The stars of adult swim’s Metalocalypse have been gearing up for a new tour, and past live shows of the animated band have been pretty badass to begin with… adding in this killer venue should prove to be one of the most face-melting shows in the band’s brutal history.
Here’s all the details on Dethklok’s Comic Con concert:
Metalocalypse’s Dethklok Comes to Life at San Diego Comic-Con International
Adult Swim Hosts Massive Fan Concert on USS Midway on Friday, July 13th
Adult Swim will host a huge fan concert event on Friday, July 13th, on the USS Midway in San Diego, CA with a special performance by Dethklok, the world’s most brutal animated death metal band, from the show Metalocalypse. The concert is free and fans can register to receive tickets by visiting AdultSwimPresents.com or playing the Cat Grab game at the Adult Swim booth (#3949) during Comic Con for a chance to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ to the concert.
The show marks the first live performance for Dethklok in 2012 and comes in advance of the band’s upcoming North American tour co-headlining with Lamb of God and special guests Gojira which will begin on August 1st, in Seattle, WA. Lucky fans attending the special Comic-Con concert will enjoy new animation and new songs from Dethklok’s upcoming album. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the party will keep rocking after Dethklok with another special guest performance.
This year at Comic-Con International, Adult Swim will also have back-to-back panels during the day on Friday, July 13th, at the Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom (located directly next to the convention center). Adult Swim panels will feature creators, producers and stars from The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Robot Chicken, Aqua Something You Know Whatever, Squidbillies, and Black Dynamite.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.