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GWAR Announce 2014 North American Tour with Corrosion of Conformity + Decapitated

2014 Gwar TourJust days after GWAR‘s triumphant return to the stage, the intergalactic metal warmongers have announced a massive 2014 North American tour. After a short break to properly mourn the loss of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus), GWAR will march on with new vocalist Blothar.

The fifth annual GWAR-B-Q was preceded by Oderus’ viking funeral, giving friends, fans and bandmates the opportunity to say goodbye. Closing out the GWAR-B-Q, the alien act performed an awesome set with Blothar, who is portrayed by classic GWAR bassist and original Beefcake the Mighty, Mike Bishop.

“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,” says GWAR guitarist BalSac the Jaws of Death. “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?’”

The current Beefcake the Mighty, Jamison Land, adds, “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.”

The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014 will feature Decapitated for the tour’s first leg and Corrosion of Conformity on its second leg. American Sharks are booked as support for the entire run.

All hail the return of GWAR! Check out the full list of tour dates below!

GWAR 2014 Tour Dates:

09/12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest

GWAR with Decapitated and American Sharks:

10/15: Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
10/16: Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
10/17: Stroudsburg, Pa. @ Sherman Theater
10/18: Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock Festival
10/19: Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Town Ballroom
10/21: Louisville, Ky. @ Expo Five
10/22: Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theater
10/23: Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, Texas @ Emo’s – Housecore Horror Film Festival*
10/26: Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
10/28: Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
10/29: Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s Nightclub
10/30: Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater
10/31: Denver, Colo. @ The Summit Music Hall**
11/1: Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
11/4: Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/5: San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
11/6: Hollywood, Calif. @ House of Blues
11/7: Las Vegas, Nev. @ Hard Rock Live
11/8: Magna, Utah @ The Great Salt Air
11/10: Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11: Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
11/12: Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO

GWAR with TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom

GWAR with Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, N.D. @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, Mich. @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, N.C. @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
12/2: Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
12/3: Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
12/4: Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/5: Orlando, Fla. @ Firestone Live
12/6: Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
12/7: Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
12/8: Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/9: Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Sound Stage

*No American Sharks
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