Gwar Readies for Its ‘Eternal Tour 2014’

Saying they can no longer cower in their Antarctic stronghold, Gwar lays down a two-month raucous journey beginning in mid-October.  With support from American Sharks, the first half of the tour includes Decapitated, the second half Corrosion Of Conformity.

Photo: Erin Williams /
Sonar, Baltimore, Md.

Evidently the members of Gwar as well as their fans are still feeling the loss of frontman, Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie), whose body was discovered in his Richmond, Va., home in March.  In June, the Virginia medical examiner ruled that Urungus had died of an accidental heroin overdose.

Now, as Gwar prepares for its upcoming tour, it warns that its enemies “are plotting to take advantage of the hole” in the band’s ranks.

“Dark Clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around Gwar,” BalSac The Jaws Of Death said.  “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?’”

Photo: Erin Williams /
Sonar, Baltimore, Md.

While BalSac’s words are filled with all the hellfire and Lovecraftian bravado Gwar is known for, bass tech and personal slave to Beefcake The Mighty, Jamison Land, had something a bit more personal to say to fans.

“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.”

Gwar held its annual “Gar-B-Q” at Hadads Lake in Henrico, Va., Saturday, and gave Brockie / Urungus a Viking’s funeral.

The tour begins one month after the band’s Sept. 12 gig in Chicago.  Here are the dates:

Oct. 15 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
Oct. 16 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Oct. 17 – Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater
Oct. 18 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
Oct. 19 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Oct. 21 – Louisville, Ky., Expo Five
Oct. 22 – Memphis, Tenn., New Daisy Theatre
Oct. 23 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Oct. 24 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Oct. 25 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)
Oct. 26 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
Oct. 28 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 29 – Sauget, Ill., Pop’s
Oct. 30 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Oct. 31 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Nov. 1 – Albuquerque, N.M.,  Sunshine Theatre
Nov. 2 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Nov. 3 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Nov. 4 – Reno, Nev., Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 5 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 6 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
Nov. 7 – Las Vegas, Nev., Hard Rock Cafe On The Strip / Hard Rock Live
Nov. 8 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair
Nov. 10 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 11 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Nov. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Nov. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 16 – Calgary, Alberta, MacEwan Conference And Event Centre
Nov. 17 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall
Nov. 19 – Fargo, N.D., The Venue
Nov. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre
Nov. 21 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Nov. 22 – Detroit, Mich., Harpo’s Concert Theatre
Nov. 23 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection
Nov. 25 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
Nov. 26 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Nov. 28 – Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall
Nov. 30 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
Dec. 2 – Nashville, Tenn., Exit / In
Dec. 3 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Dec. 4 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
Dec. 5 – Orlando, Fla., Firestone Live
Dec. 6 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
Dec. 7 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Dec. 8 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Dec. 9 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
Dec. 10 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Dec. 11 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
Dec. 12 – New Haven, Conn., Toad’s Place
Dec. 13 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage 

American Sharks supports all dates except Oct. 25.  Decapitated appears through Nov. 12. Corrosion Of Conformity appears Nov. 15-Dec. 13.

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