HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Galactic Empire, which calls itself
the galaxy’s foremost progressive technical heavy metal Star Wars cosplay John
Williams tribute band, will open Spa-Con Season 7 on Friday, September 22, at the
Hot Springs Convention Center.
In announcing the concert date this morning [Tuesday, June 13] the band warned
that they plan to “lay waste to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Planet Earth.
Prepare for an evening of most impressive heavy metal. There’s no one to stop us
Tickets for the show will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. Ticket information is at
Spa-Con Season 7, Hot Springs’ pop culture and comic convention, will run from
Friday, September 22, to Sunday, September 24, at the Convention Center.
Galactic Empire’s first music video was a viral hit, gaining over 10 million views with
national press coverage including Huffington Post, Guitar World, Entertainment
Weekly, and MSNBC, along with a live TV performance on E! Entertainment during
coverage of the 2016 Academy Awards.
The band has released two albums with Rise Records along with four more music
videos. They’ve toured extensively, with appearances at major festivals, comic cons,
sporting events, and supporting arena acts Ozzy Osbourne and Babymetal.
In 2022 the band signed with Pure Noise Records, and released its third studio LP,
“Special Edition,” on May 3. The band’s publicity proclaims it “is primed to continue
their journey toward becoming the ultimate power in the universe.”
Previously announced features for Spa-Con Season 7 include appearances by the
1972 Winnebago RV featured in the fourth season of “Stranger Things” and the
sheriff’s 2000 Ford Crown Victoria from “The Walking Dead.”
Also appearing will be Annabeth Gish, known to “X-Files” fans as Special Agent
Monica Reyes, comedian, writer, actor, producer Orlando Jones, who has been
called “the King of Fandom” by MTV, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, who starred in
the blockbuster movies “Black Panther” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
VIP passes for Spa-Con Season 7 are on sale now for $150. Weekend passes are
Visit the Spa-Con website — www.spa-con.org — for more information.
VIP passholders will receive a VIP T-shirt, a Spa-Con tote bag, a Spa-Con laminate,
a Spa-Con notebook and a Spa-Con metal cup. VIP passholders also get access to
the VIP lounge, celebrity meet-and-greets and advance access to all panels,
workshops and photo ops.
In addition, there will be a VIP party each night of the convention, sponsored by
Superior Bathhouse Brewery, The Porterhouse Club and Hotel Hot Springs.
For more information call Alexis Hampo at 501-321-2027.