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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