|Come celebrate GWAR‘s 30th year of conquest on this fucking shit-hole planet at the most ear-bursting, bone-crushing, mouth-watering, belly-bursting, beer-guzzling, nut-bustingest party of this or any summer! The date is set for the 6th Annual GWAR B-Q: Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231).This amazing milestone in GWAR‘s torrid history – 30 fucking years! – demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence!Today, the official commercial for this year’s GWAR B-Q has been released. WATCH THE GWAR B-Q COMMERCIAL HERE.Watch it, worship your lords and masters GWAR, share it, then watch it again!
In other GWAR news, your Lords and Masters will be travelling back in time to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the film Empire Records, in which they had a starring role. GWAR will make an appearance during the anniversary Celebration in Brooklyn, NY April 8th – 10th. More details onGWAR‘s invasion of Brooklyn, NY can be seen HERE.
Finally March 23rd marked a sad anniversary in the GWAR family, as it was the one-year anniversary of founding member Dave Brockie’s (Oderus Urungus) final journey to Valhalla. We celebrate him on this day as we celebrate and worship him every day. Hail Oderus!
The three sold-out Empire Records‘ 20th Anniversary “Rex Manning Day” events are coming up at Rough Trade on April 8-10. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Ethan Embry’s character, Mark, gets pulled into the TV and into a GWAR music video. (Watch it below.) We’re excited to announce that GWAR will be making a “live cinematic appearance” at the three Rough Trade events, stepping out of the screen. Says GWARs Jizmak Da Gusha:
I can’t wait for the album throwing contests in NY. Whatever happened to the frisbee? Going back in time to Empire Records is way better than the future. The future sucks.
Gabriel Rhoads from BBQ Films (who are presenting these events) adds:
We live to make movies immersive, and we are thrilled that the BBQ Films EMPIRE RECORDS event will host an appearance from GWAR, one of the greatest live experiences of all time.
In addition to GWAR’s appearance, there will also be Empire Records “Rex Manning Bands” at each event and those have been announced as well: ARMS and DJ Adventures on 4/8, Charly Bliss, Locksley and The Falling Birds and DJ LeahV and DJ Vacations on 4/9, and then The Mosers and Born Cages on 4/10. Says Leah, Music Director, BBQ Films:
“EMPIRE RECORDS embodies the spirit of independent music, and we simply couldn’t tell that story without having live music and DJs at our event. We’re proud to include all these bands and artists.”
Watch the GWAR Empire Records scene HERE.
ALL TICKETS TO ALL LIONIZE SHOWS AVAILABLE HERE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st The Hamilton ( with Dumpstaphunk )
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We are very pleased to announce our 2015 Spring LIONIZE co-headlining tour with The Delta Saints. You will get a night of a full headline set from both bands – this is not to be missed. Get your tickets in advance because some of these shows will sell out. Share this, repost and spread the word as much as you can. Bring your friends, this will be a party. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS WHO CLOSES
|Thu/Apr-09||Indianapolis, IN||Emerson Theater||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Fri/Apr-10||Grand Rapids, MI||The Stache||TICKETS||Lionize|
|Sun/Apr-12||Louisville, KY||Zanzabar||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Tue/Apr-14||St. Louis, MO||The Firebird||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Wed/Apr-15||Kansas City, MO||The Riot Room||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Fri/Apr-17||Wichita, KS||Lizard’s Lounge||TICKETS||Lionize|
|Sat/Apr-18||Tulsa, OK||The Vanguard||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Sun/Apr-19||Austin, TX||Red 7||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Mon/Apr-20||Dallas, TX||Gas Monkey||TICKETS||Lionize|
|Tue/Apr-21||Memphis, TN||Hi-Tone Cafe||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Wed/Apr-22||Covington, KY||Madison Live||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
|Thu/Apr-23||Baltimore, MD||Metro Gallery||TICKETS||Lionize|
|Fri/Apr-24||Providence, RI||Simon’s 677||TICKETS||Lionize|
|Sat/Apr-25||Danbury, CT||Heirloom Arts Theatre||TICKETS||Delta Saints|
clutch adds detroit date to “the missing link tour” with mastodon. may 23rd at freedom hill ampitheater
DETROIT SHOW ADDED TO MASTODON & CLUTCH
THE MISSING LINK TOUR
GRAVEYARD WILL SUPPORT / BIG BUSINESS TO SUPPORT WHERE NOTED
February 17, 2015 — (Burbank, CA) — As previously announced, Mastodon and Clutch join forces for THE MISSING LINK TOUR along with special guests GraveyardandBig Business– each taking part of the tour as support.Together, this night of heavy rockwill be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year. Detroit has been addedto the tour routing and tickets to the Freedom Hall show on May 23rd show go on sale to the public on February 20th. Presale starts February 17th. Clutch will close the show in Detroit.
Neil Fallon (singer of Clutch) responded: “When we first announced the Missing Link itinerary it was received with a lot of excitement. It also received a good deal of consternation regarding the lack of a Detroit date. Myself included. So, we’re happy to announce that there is now a Detroit gig on May, 23rd at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. See ya there.”
Support will be provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Sweden’s Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th. Tickets are on sale now.
Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch front man Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood And Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan) so fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOURwill feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch. Clutch will close the show on April 24th in Vancouver, May 10th in Pittsburgh, May 15th in Bethlehem, May 16th in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24th in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows. For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/. For further info on Clutch go to http://www.pro-rock.com
Revered Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.
Mastodon’s sixth studio album, the universally praised, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at the #6 position on June 24, 2014, also their highest chart debut of their career. ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN has rightfully been placed in many Year End Critics & fan BEST OF 2014 lists including those in Rolling Stone, Revolver, Magnet, Decibel, CMJ and many more. At present Mastodon has remained on the CMJ Loud Rock charts for the 26th week in a row. When OMRTSwas placed No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2014” list, they summed up the success of the album stating, “The bold hooks and sharply defined riffs of Mastodon’s sixth studio full-length makes it easy to hear this album as their evolution from prog-sludge wizards to straight-ahead hard rockers — but the reality is actually far more, er, complex… Ultimately, the best part of Sun is Mastodon’s ability to make hooky and visceral music without sacrificing either their metallic muscle or their innate weirdness.”
Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon’s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase “drop the bomb!”) on “D.C. Sound Attack!” Inspirational verse: “If you’re gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don’t do it at all.”
Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.
Confirmed dates for THE MISSING LINK TOUR are as follows:
*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening
Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth Tickets
Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre Tickets
Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Briens Events Center Tickets
Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre Tickets
Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Tickets
Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets
Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets
Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland Tickets
Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO Tickets
Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater Tickets
Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium Tickets
Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater Tickets
May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Tickets
May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex Tickets
May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre Tickets
May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom Tickets
May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Tickets
May 08 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival Tickets
May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage Tickets
May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Tickets
May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags Tickets
May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Tickets
May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center Tickets
May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion Tickets
May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues Tickets
May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summerstage Tickets
May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre Tickets
May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall Tickets
# May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall – (Tix on sale Feb 20)
May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Tickets