ANSBACH, Germany (April 30, 2013) -- As part of a European USO tour, multi-platinum rock band Drowning Pool will play U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach May 5. The Dallas-based group, whose hit songs include "Bodies," "37 Stitches" and "Feel Like I Do," will play Hangar 6502 at USAG Ansbach's Storck Barracks at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. for the Sunday concert.

All Soldiers, family members, veterans, civilian employees and local nationals with installation access to USAG Ansbach, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels or any other U.S. military installation are invited to attend the concert.

"Our USO shows and all military shows for that matter have been one of the most humbling experiences this band has ever had. For us as entertainers there's no better reward than putting on a rock show for our troops," said guitarist C.J. Pierce on behalf of Drowning Pool in a USO news release. "Our troops will always have continual support from us, Drowning Pool. Always in our hearts, always in our minds."


Attendees can pick up the no-cost tickets by visiting the concierge at the Von Steuben Community Center at Bismarck Kaserne Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or the Storck Community Activity Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Attendees from outside the USAG Ansbach area can request tickets over the phone by calling 09802-83-2930 or DSN 467-2930 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


To find out about installation access, call 0981-183-7636 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before May 2 at 11 a.m., when a complete access roster must be turned in.


To get onto Storck Barracks, drivers coming through Illesheim can follow the Hauptstrasse, or main street, northeast through town until it ends in a T-intersection at NEA39. Drivers should make a right turn and follow NEA39 clockwise around the post until they reach the access control point. If taking NEA39 through Urfersheim, drivers will make a left to get to the access control point soon after leaving Urfersheim. Once on post, drivers can follow signs pointing the way to the event parking between the commissary, the movie theater and the Warrior Zone.

For residents of USAG Ansbach, there will also be a shuttle service, which will pick up concertgoers from Barton Barracks at 4:15 p.m., from Katterbach Fitness Center at 4:35 p.m., from the Shipton bus stop at 4:50 p.m. The shuttle will leave the flight simulator at Storck Barracks at 8 p.m. and drop off concertgoers at the Shipton bus stop at 8:40 p.m., at the Katterbach Fitness Center at 8:50 p.m. and at Barton Barracks after 9 p.m.

The bus has a 36-passenger limit and the driver is driving voluntarily. No food, drinks or pets will be allowed on the bus. Small children will not be allowed on the bus without escort by a parent or guardian.


Neither pets nor coolers will be allowed at the event. Food and beverage will be sold at the event.

The concert is intended for mature audiences, and parental discretion is advised due to strong language and mature subject matter.

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