Gwar Set To Slay In The U.S.

The Scumdogs of the Universe, Gwar, announced more North American tour dates after concluding its seventh annual Gwar-B-Q last week.

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House Of Blues, Chicago, Ill.

The four new October dates are all in succession on the East Coast Oct. 27-30. Those dates are being supported by Mutoid Man and Darkest Hour, though there is still a TBA set for Oct. 29 in Brooklyn.

In the previous month there is a successive five night stint, starting in Cincinnati Sept. 14 and ending Sept. 18 in Buffalo at  also featuring Mutoid Man and .

In case you haven’t heard, the band’s shtick is that they are alien warriors set to conquer earth, and their show blends music with on-stage battles and displays of dominance over the audience. The group has been doing this for over 30 years now.

Gwar is known for the over-the-top violence and crude humor that characterize its live shows. The group has mock battles with public figures on stage and does battle with monstrous creatures.

The group took a major blow in 2014 when frontman Dave Brockie, who had been portraying the character of Oderus Urungus since the ’80s, died of a reported heroin overdose. The group’s guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus, died of a heart attack in 2011.

Gwar was actually sued for $1 million by Brockie’s father, William, last year. In that matter, Brockie accused the group of stealing the late singer’s remains and possessions.

Here is Gwar’s remaining U.S. routing:

Sept. 14 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Sept. 15 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom
Sept. 16 – Chicago, Ill., Douglas Park
Sept. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Harpos Concert Theatre
Sept. 18 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Oct. 28 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Oct. 29 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – TBA
Oct. 30 – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
Tickets to these shows are on sale now. has more on the Scumdogs.