Gwar’s Shock-Tober Excursion

The loveable metal misfits announce their fall tour bringing you all the debauchery, depravity and joyous decadence you’ve come to expect from the masked heroes of musical immorality.  The onslaught begins the first week of October.

Photo: Dave Barnhouser for Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

Playing a few dates in August and co-headlining a short stretch with Hatebreed in September, Gwar embarks on the “Madness At The Core Of Time” tour with Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band Of Orcs beginning Oct. 2 in Columbus Ohio.  Gwar’s autumn road trip is in support of the band’s new album, Battle Maximus, due out Sept. 17 on Metal Blade Records.

The folks at Gwar HQ want to remind you that the fall adventure comes after busy summer for the band that included introducing its own beer as well the Gwar-B-Q sauce.  Other recent projects that didn’t manage to keep the boys out of trouble include the second season of Oderus on’s sitcom “Holliston.”

And don’t forget about the fourth annual set for Aug. 17 at Hadads Lake in Henrico, Va.

Back to the fall plans …

“Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate Gwar show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment,” Oderus Urungus said.  “I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide.  Get ready world … Gwar is coming!”

Oct. 2 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 3 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
Oct. 4 – Iowa City, Iowa,  Blue Moose Tap House
Oct. 5 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Oct. 6 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Garrick Centre
Oct. 7 – Saskatoon, Saskatoon, The Odeon
Oct. 8 – Calgary, Alberta, MacEwan Conference And Event Centre
Oct. 9 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall
Oct. 11 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Oct. 12 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 13 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, British Columba, Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 15 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Oct. 16 – Chico, Calif., Senator Theatre
Oct. 17 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Oct. 18 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 19 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Oct. 20 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 24 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Ballroom
Oct. 25 – Fort Worth, TX  LaGrave Field (South By So What?)
Oct. 26 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
Oct. 28 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
Oct. 29 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Oct. 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
Oct. 31 – Charlotte, N.C.,  Tremont Music Hall
Nov. 1 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Nov. 2 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
Nov. 4 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution
Nov. 5 – Tampa, Fla., The Ritz Ybor
Nov. 7 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Nov. 8 – Detroit, Mich., Harpo’s Concert Theatre
Nov. 9 – Joliet, Ill., Mojoes 
Nov. 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection
Nov. 12 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov. 13 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Nov. 14 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
Nov. 15 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
Nov. 16 – Reading, Pa., Reverb
Nov. 17 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Many shows go on sale beginning Aug. 2.  Click here for more info.