GWAR Head Back On The Road
Oderus Urungus, Gwar. Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Oderus Urungus, Gwar. Photo By Ros O'Gorman

GWAR Head Back On The Road

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 21, 2014

in Live,News

GWAR has announced that they will travel forth this fall in search of their fallen leader, Oderus Urungus.

Oderus was the alter ego of Dave Brockie who passed away this past March. Former member Blothar (Michael Bishop) has replaced Brockie as lead singer.

BalSac The Jaws of Death explains the tour in a statement:

Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’

Jason Land, bass tech for the group, put it in a bit more human friendly way:

Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember.

He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014′ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.

Joining the band for the tour are American Sharks for the opening act along with Decapitated for the first part of the tour and Corrosion of Conformity for the second section.

The dates:
09/12 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

10/15 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

10/16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

10/17 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

10/18 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Rock and Shock Festival)

10/19 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom

10/21 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five

10/22 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater

10/23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live

10/24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

10/25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Festival)

10/26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

10/28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

10/29 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub

10/30 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

10/31 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

11/02 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

11/03 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

11/04 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House

11/05 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

11/06 – Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

11/07 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live

11/08 – Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air

11/10 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

11/11 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

11/12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House

11/16 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom

11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

11/19 – Fargo, ND – The Venue

11/20 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

11/21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

11/22 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s

11/23 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

11/25 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

11/26 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

11/28 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

11/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

11/30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

12/02 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

12/03 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

12/04 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

12/05 – Orlando, FL – Firestone Live

12/06 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

12/07 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

12/08 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater

12/09 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

12/10 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theater

12/11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

12/12 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

12/13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

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