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Army Concert Tour tickets go 
on sale at June 27 kickoff event

      The Army Concert Tour will hold a ticket kickoff sale at Fort McCoy and selected off-post locations Friday, June 27, with tickets specially priced at $30 for that day only.

      Meanwhile, the performers for the Saturday, Aug. 9 event have been finalized with the announcement of Hip Kitty as the opening act for the co-headliners, the Scorpions and Alice Cooper.

Photo: Alice Cooper will be a co-headliner when the Army Concert Tour stops at Fort McCoy Aug. 9. (Courtesy photo)
Alice Cooper will be a co-headliner when the Army Concert Tour stops at Fort McCoy Aug. 9. (Courtesy photo)

      The concert is open to the public.

      The June 27 ticket kickoff event will be held at the following times and locations:

       8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Events Line (toll-free) (877) 864-4969 or the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.

       8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. McCoy's, building 1571, Fort McCoy.

       10 a.m.-6 p.m. MB Audio, Tomah; and the following Kwik Trips: Sparta (Black River Street): La Crosse (Rose Street); Onalaska (Highways 16 and 35); Mauston (Highway 82) and Wisconsin Rapids (Grand Avenue).

      Tickets purchased Saturday, June 28-Friday, Aug. 8 will cost $35. Tickets the day of the performance will cost $40. All ticket sales are subject to availability.

      Beginning June 28 tickets can be purchased at the following locations: MB Audio, Tomah; Market Bar, Sparta; Ace Hardware, La Crosse; and at Fort McCoy, Pine View Campground, building 8053, McCoy's, building 1571, and the Community Activity Center, building 2000.

Army Concert Tour seeks volunteers for Aug. 9 event

      Volunteers are needed to help support the Army Concert Tour stop at Fort McCoy Saturday, Aug. 9.

      The following areas need volunteers and include ticket takers, wristbanding, beverage servers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, will call and cleanup.

      Those volunteering will receive a concert volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to the Volunteer Recognition Night Friday, Aug. 22 at McCoy's, building 1571.

      The volunteers will receive a meal, beverages and a free concert.

      All proceeds from the event will be used  to benefit the Fort McCoy Morale, Recreation and Welfare fund and quality-of-life projects.

      For more information, call Karla Miller at (608) 388-4226.

      Alice Cooper is most noted for his 1970s rock music of bloody guillotines, sparking electric chairs, slimy boa constrictors and eyeliner -- including his trademark black eyes.

      Cooper has been known to reinvent himself time and time again, portraying everything from a grave robber to a street hooligan, a film noir detective, an insane asylum honor student, etc.

      His platinum classics include the albums Love It To Death, School's Out, Billion-Dollar Babies, and Welcome To My Nightmare.

      Among his latest albums are 2003's Eyes of Alice Cooper and his 2005 album Dirty Diamonds.

      Some of his more recognizable songs include Love It To Death, Under My Wheels, Be My Lover, School's Out, Hello Hooray and No More Mr. Nice Guy.

      For more information about Cooper, visit Cooper's Web site at http://www.alicecooper.com.

      The Scorpions, a German hard rock band, are best known for their 1984 anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and the 1990 ballad "Wind of Change."

      For more information about the Scorpions, visit their Web site http://www.the-scorpions.com.

      For more information about the concert and/or concert updates, call the Fort McCoy MWR Events Line or visit the MWR Web site.


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