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GWAR Announces Fall 2012 North American Trek

GWAR Announces Fall 2012 North American Trek

GWAR has just announced dates for their fall trek across the mighty continent of North America. Taking a break from recording their next studio record, GWAR will be joined by DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder on this particular trek.

When asked for comment on the upcoming tour, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus muttered something incoherent, then when prodded a bit more muttered something else incoherent.  After the third attempt for comment something more intelligible came from the mouth of the warty one:

Said Lord Oderus, “Once again GWAR returns, hoof and nail, to our old stomping grounds, North America, on a tour of utter destruction, and this time nothing less than the greatest power in the universe will do as our primary victim! That’s right, this time GWAR, fresh from our battle with Death, takes on another of history’s biggest assholes…God himself! Seeing as we don’t have the new album done yet, we really had to do something spectacular…”

Oderus belched out a midget and continued. “This tour will also see the arrival of a new Scumdog brother to aid GWAR in our quest to destroy everything that sucks. That’s right, I can finally reveal certain details regarding our new album…ever since our missing band mate Flattus Maximus took his leave of Earth, members of the Maximus tribe have been showing up at our Antarctic fortress, not only to pay their respects but also eat all of our food. And also lay tracks on the new album! You see, every member of the Maximus family rips on guitar (though Flattus taught them all they know), and they were anxious to help us fill the void left by Flattus. We have been working with his brothers Pustulus, Infecticus, Bubonus and even the shunned Corpulus…and right now they are fighting it out as to which one of them will stay here with the mighty GWAR for the “FATE OR CHAOS” Tour…and beyond! Get ready world, this fall shall see the birth of a new Scumdog!”

Dates for the trek are down below. As we previously reported, GWAR will host their annual GWAR-B-Q this August in Richmond, VA. For more details on that throwdown, click here. Finally, for some great love advice from GWAR, click here.

GWAR Fall 2012 North American Tour:

10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

GWAR Invades Utah, Souls Stolen 04/10/12

GWAR w/ Municipal Waste, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder 04/10/12

The Great Saltair – Magna, UT

Words/Photos by Meredith

 

When aliens come to your town, you apparently pile the family in your car and go see them. That’s what about 800 Utahns did on Tuesday April 10, 2012. The invaders, GWAR, stopped in Utah on their Return of the World Maggot Tour . Along with them they brought guests Legacy of Disorder(all the way from New Zealand), Ghoul, and Municipal Waste. Each band did their job in riling up the crowd that was more than happy to come out on a Tuesday to The Great Saltair and get gooey.

The openers, Legacy of Disorder, were very amped and brought a lot of metal energy to the slowly forming crowd. They performed a short set, and the lead singer even stepped off of the stage into the crowd for a song. After they finished, things got pretty interesting. The band Ghoul took the stage. Four guys with bloody shirts covering their faces, a blood squirting voodoo chicken and jokes about eating babies? Sure, why not. Afterall, if you’re going to the show, you know damn well what you will be seeing.

Ghoul played a very unique set, including dark banter and limited thematic horror. At one point, one of the band members commented “I’m so hungry, I haven’t eaten a baby in hours”, to which another member quipped “I found a deli tray in the back that was also satisfactory, you should try that”. I’m pretty sure there was a plastic chicken that was sacrificed on stage, complete with a squirting wound that the audience lapped up. They also had a giant pepper-spraying robot come out(fake red spray of course). Oh yeah, and you know, a sub-human creature that pulled its own intestines out and choked band members while they played….including a member of Municipal Waste that came out for a song.

And this is when it got NUTS. Municipal Waste came out and played rousing hits like “The Thrashin’ of the Christ”, “Peer Pressure” and the ever-popular feel-good hit “Insurance Fraud”. The singer mentioned he was having throat issues but that didn’t seem to dampen his spirit. During the second to last song, he called for a “Wall of Death”. Do you know what that is? I do, now. He asked members in the audience to take sides, and when the music hit to run full force at each other and try to get to the other side.  You know how I said you pile the family in the car and head to see the aliens? Well, there were quite a few children present. Glad to see dear ol’ Dad throwing 10 year-old Sonny Boy into the pit and scream “REGULATE SON”. I’m not even kidding.

After Municipal Waste cleared out, limping fans regrouped and the room got really thick. Oh and I missed the memo on the dress code, I wore all black. Apparently white pajamas, no underwear, the largest white shirt you can find, and Grandpa’s belted jumpsuit would have been more in line. It was about 45 minutes before the Ozzy tunes stopped and the lights dimmed for GWAR. I must admit, being one of only three photographers there(all chicks I might add, ROCK!) I was a little nervous. I had reserved my poncho to wrap my gear bag, and had my camera condom all snugged up and ready for action.

 

A cloaked creature opened the show with a quick explainantion on the deed he possessed to the castle of hell that GWAR would be performing from. A skeleton-headed character appeared. The next thing I saw was Oderus Urungus swing his big ass sword and cut the head off of the skeleton. This kicked off the first of the gore and the first song. Yay, right? Yeah…it was really cool. The now-headless torso took aim and showered the audience with blood. I used my proficient ninja skills to shoot this and duck the blood, which worked a few times. Then, the torso got wise and just dumped on me, twice. Mmmm, cold bloody water! Haha. I was a little shocked because of the chill, but kept on shooting.

GWAR tells a story. They present this live stage act that honestly had me missing the Ninja Turtles LIVE stage show I saw when I was 6. I was waiting for Shredder to make an appearance. Despite the gore, including yes, you heard it here, a satirical dismembering of Snooki(part of that “Jersey Shore” novelty act), they know how to throw an invasion. The crowd could not be more elated to take it in the face(yeah I said it) from GWAR. A large dinosaur-ish creature dubbed the Jagermonsta was cut limb from limb as well.  We had the delight of a necrotic Nazi coming out and throwing a bucket of radio-active guts on us as well.  He pointed right at me, I swear, but the middle of the crowd got his prizes, not me.

I was particularly amazed at the elaborate costuming that these dudes have to wear. Take Balsac The Jaws of Death, for instance. He stands in goat legs, complete with hooves that have to be at least 6-10 inches alone. He walks all over the stage, sings and plays guitar at the same time. Even if you don’t like the content of the music, the talent is definitely there.  Beefcake The Mighty, the giant trojan fellow, didn’t move around as much but was clutch on the bass. I couldn’t really see much of drummer Jizmak Da Gusha, but he drove the songs as the drummer has to. In case you didn’t know, GWAR has been nominated for two Grammys, but has lost. *The More You Know*.

This was my first GWAR experience. I enjoyed it. I thought that they were amusing, engaging, frightening and funny at times. Oderus did mention that the prompter wasn’t quite working and only had one hiccup waiting for it. That was the only moment that I realized they were “normals” under there. Other than that, the dismembering, blood-thirsty aliens commanded the attention of all. I had a great time ducking blood from the Blood Cannon, headless torso, Snooki’s guts, and just the general horror that ensued that night. They covered their normal setlist for this tour. Please enjoy the photos below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GWAR Announces Spring Leg of the Return of the World Maggot Tour

GWAR Announces Spring Leg of the Return of the World Maggot Tour

GWAR is about to awaken from their winter hibernation and return to the road for a spring leg of their Return of the World Maggot Tour. The trek will kick off with a special tribute for fallen guitarist Cory Smoot (AKA Flattus Maximus) at the National Theatre in Richmond, VA on March 16th. All proceeds from the Smoot Family Fund. From there, the tour will hit such exotic locations as Toledo Ohio, Lincoln Nebraska and Magna Utah before wrapping up April 11th in Ft. Collins Colorado. Municipal Waste, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder will join GWAR on various points of the tour.

Personal slave to Oderus and Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say about the upcoming tour…

“All the years of doing GWAR could never have prepared us for what we have been through, and I want to thank the metal community and the extended GWAR family for all of your support. Finishing that last tour was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, and we still have about half of the country left to hit. We will continue as a four-piece, with the special tribute to Flattus at the end of the show, in order to give our fans a chance to say goodbye to our fallen Scumdog brother in true GWAR fashion-covered in blood and rocking the fuck out! After this tour is over we can start looking to the future and begin to put this tragedy behind us. But for now we are still in “Hail Flattus” mode!”

GWAR Spring 2012 Tour Dates 

3/16: Richmond, VA @ The National

3/17: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

3/18: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

3/20: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater

3/21: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

3/22: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

3/23: Toledo, OH @ The Omni

3/24: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards and Backroom

3/25: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

3/26: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

3/27: Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

3/28: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

3/30: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

3/31: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater

4/1: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/2: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

4/3: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

4/4: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

4/5: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

4/6: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

4/7: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

4/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café

4/10: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

4/11: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater

 

W/ Kylesa, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder

4/13: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

4/14: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

4/16: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

4/17: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/18: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

4/19: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

4/20: N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC

4/21: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

4/22: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

4/23: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

4/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

4/27: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s Pub

4/28: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

 

 

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