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Snake Oil's Tribute to Rock's Biggest Stars Of The 80s Rocks The Mac 10/27

Snake Oil's Tribute to Rock's Biggest Stars Of The 80s Rocks The Mac 10/27

Snake Oil brings their hair-whipping, guitar-shredding, hard-rocking homage to rock to the McAninch Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. With all the costumes, props and incredible technical special effects, Snake Oil will rock the MAC with covers of everyone favorite hair and glam rock bands of the 80s including KISS, the Scorpions, Poison, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Journey, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen and Autograph.

The rock icons portrayed on center stage are supported by Snake Oil's stage characters Due, Roxxx n'Hammer, JIZ, G-Spot, Jonny Kaos and Koz. The group is known for their impeccable authenticity in their replication of the performances of the heavy rockers of the 80s with hilarious audience interactions added in.

The group was formed by chance when the six members hailing from the U.S. and Europe met backstage at a rock concert in Leeds. They went on to start a cover band featuring music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but eventually decided to focus on the 80s with the intent to recreate the experience of going to a big rock show. Since then, Snake Oil has amassed a strong following and is currently touring across the United States and Canada with the final scheduled stop at the MAC.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the MAC will host a free Halloween costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as the rocker, ghoul or other character of their choice. The winning costumes will be decided by audience vote.


"Snake Oil's Tribute to Rock's Biggest Stars of the 80s" comes to the McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$55. For tickets and more information, visit or call 630.942.4000.

About the MAC

The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355. It houses three indoor performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 236-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion, the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and classrooms for the college's academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 100,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. Visit or for more information.

The MAC's 2018-2019 Season is made possible in part with support by Follett, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, WDCB 90.9 FM and the College of DuPage Foundation.

Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit or call 630.942.2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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