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The Bohab’s (and their Moms) have started to grow impatient wanting to know how to get their tickets for the GWAR B-Q . Now, your Mutant Overlords are ready to satisfy them and the rest of the world by announcing the ticketing sale date for this years GWAR B-Q . TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 22nd! There are three levels of tickets available, so don’t waste the chance to secure your corpse a spot at the top of the heap. Here are the ticket options. Choose your level of dedication before decapitation.
Pre-Sale- $45 Ticket – Limited Quantity. On sale MAY 22 at MIDNIGHT!
Standard- $55 Ticket – All day entry
Deluxe- $75 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR B-Q t-shirt
Premium/VIP- $299 Ticket (Limited Quantity 200) – All day entry, official GWAR B-Q t-shirt, B4BQ pre party show entry at The National , VIP Laminate with exclusive access to VIP area, Restrooms and Express Lanes including Main Gate entry, Merchandise Booth and Beverages Ticket Kiosks. Not to mention, the mattress peak of any Bohab’s miserable existence, a Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and a possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR . Only 200 of the most diehard, soon-to-die fans will be allowed to secure a Premium ticket which will be mailed to you prior to the event, so you can bypass the human scum waiting in line and get in first!
TICKET INFORMATION HERE! http://gwarbq.com/buy-tickets
This year’s GWAR B-Q will be nothing short of an outrageous, wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. The main event will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR .
Early April saw the announcement of the first bands slated to play this year’s event. Of course your Lords and Masters, GWAR will be playing a special 30th Anniversary career spanning set. The initial announcement of bands boasted artists including The Descendents, Down, The Dickies, Goatwhore, MC Chris, and Dead Earth Politics . That’s a fucking amazing lineup right there, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Scumdogs have confirmed an additional slew of bands for the GWAR B-Q . NYHC legends Cro-Mags are joining the already stacked lineup alongside Ghoul, Cancer Bats, Ringworm, American Sharks, Mutoid Man, Valkyrie, Child Bite , and RVA legends, RPG . Holy shit that’s a crazy lineup… And there’s more exciting news coming on that front!
Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR ! The event’s expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ , at The National on Friday, August 14th and a new closing party, The Brutal Brunch , which will be launched on Sunday, August 16th , giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar! And tell your mom we say what’s up.
If you have any questions, are looking for specific info about the event and anything else, be sure to visit the GWAR B-Q FAQ page HERE .
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Let There Be GWAR is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of the most outrageous shock rock band of all time. GWAR fans will cherish this oversized hardcover book chock full of fascinating first-hand accounts and rare, never-before-seen photographs. The book follows the band from the mid-1980s, known in GWAR lore as the “Dim Time,” when the group came together at a derelict dairy building in Richmond, Virginia, through the 1990s and 2000s, when the band spread across the face of the planet like a plague. This book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR, the band whoredefined the meaning of performance in rock music with their outlandish costumes and intense theatrical performances. A GWAR show is more than a rock concert; it is an immersive experience, featuring hilarious storylines, absurd live gore effects, and hundreds of gallons of blood and other fluids sprayed on an eager audience. Let There Be GWAR takes you backstage at these performances, a tour of the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera, production sketches and interviews, that chronicle the band’s albums, comics and videos in a blood-stained hardbound tome. Bohabs the world over, will delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this, the most monstrous book since The Necronomicon.
The hardcover book is over 350 pages, with a lenticular cover, and features 30 years of GWAR and Slave-Pit Inc. the production company behind the band.
The book was compiled by Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman
Gorman began working with Slave Pit and GWAR in 1988. Today he serves as secretary, shop foreman, performer and visual artist for Slave-Pit. He began GWARchiving GWAR and Slave-Pit history in 1997, and this book is the result of that effort.
Gastman, the self-proclaimed “curator of culture” was the brains behind infamous “While You Were Sleeping” and “Swindle” magazines, has packaged over 3 dozen books for small publishers, curated gallery shows MoCA, the Corcoran, and countless other and has produced or worked on several documentaries concerning Graffiti or subculture in general.
For you Ultimate Bohabs, there will be a limited number (150) books hand signed by the members of GWAR. These copies cost $100 and can be pre-ordered HERE. They are expected to ship late August/early September.