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For the fourth year in a row (the most by any artist human, Scumdog or otherwise), your masters GWAR returned to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists’ music. GWAR’s first offering tackled the Kansas classic, “Carry On Wayward Son” – which was voted favorite performance of the year, This, of course, came as no surprise to GWAR who consider themselves the greatest rock performers on this or any other planet in history. After a year of celebrating the victory, the group returned to defend the crown with its unique spin on Billy Ocean’s “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”  What happened for their third appearance?  The band returned and went New Wave with their version of Pet Shop Boy’s “West End Girls” which segued into a re-worked version of Jim Carol’s “People Who Died”, paying tribute to fallen GWAR members and friends of the band.  And of course, they won performance of the year again.  (Did you think they wouldn’t?)

By this point, people may be thinking, well GWAR wins every year, so why do they keep coming back?  Well it’s because they are the rulers of the universe and they are the A.V. Club three-time champions.  How did they top themselves this time?  Well the band dug deep into their cassette collection and pulled out Cyndi Lauper’s Greatest Hits.  Once they came across “She-Bop” and learned that it was a song about masturbation, which is a habit near and dear to their hearts, they decided this is the song they must play to defend their “Undercover” title for an unprecedented fourth time!  So without any more fanfare here it is, the orgasm inducing GWAR rendition of “She-Bop” with a little surprise at the end.  Watch the video HERE.  Then remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so!

After hearing that the A.V. Club was inviting GWAR back for a fourth time, Pustulus admits, “I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.”

A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR’s fourth visit:

“Every year we hope GWAR will forget where our studio is so that they won’t crush us and the competition. But every year they manage to find us and breathe horrible new life into an old classic. We submit, we submit.”

GWAR are currently in the midst of their 30th anniversary tour as they continue to wreak havoc across North America.  The show stops tomorrow in Tempe, AZ and runs through November 28th in Orlando, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

GWAR W/ Born of Osiris and Battlecross:

10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/30: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep 

10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 

11/2: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club                                         

11/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall 

11/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/6: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/7: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

11/8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

11/9: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

11/21: Houston, TX @ Houston Whatever Fest*

11/22: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn 

11/24: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578

 

*Festival Appearance

**Cryptopsy Providing Direct Support

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KNOTFEST – OCTOBER 24 &25

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KNOTFESTBUY TIX NOW!

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GWAR FALL ADMAT2015done

Intergalactic overlords GWAR are hunkered down, plotting vengeance in their Antarctic fortress following a successful first leg of the band’s 30th Anniversary (in Earth years) tour.  This run took GWAR across North America on headline dates and multiple festival appearances. The band once again stopped by their home away from home The A.V. Club in Chicago, IL where they recorded yet another disasterpiece which will be released in the coming weeks.

Following a brief arctic slumber, GWAR will return to the road for the second leg of their 30th Anniversary tour.  This time the mutant overlords will bring Born of Osiris and label-mates Battlecross out on the road with them.  (Cryptopsy will play on the Canadian dates in place of Born of Osiris)  This leg of the tour begins October 7th in Cincinnati, OH and will wreak havoc across North America through November 28th in Orlando, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below including the just announced November 15th show at Webster in New York, NY.

The infernal berserker, Lord Blöthar had this to say about the band’s recent trip and upcoming shows:

“We came, we saw, we took drugs and got VD. It was the worst. We are trying to kill the internet, but so far, we haven’t been able to grab hold of the damn thing, or even really find out what it is….Is this…the internet? Anyway, as soon as we’ve re-upped on penicillin, we will back out there looking for more tawdry, soul crushing sexual encounters from coast to coast. Meet me out by the dumpster, wherever we are.”

GWAR W/ Born of Osiris and Battlecross:

10/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/9: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre**

10/12: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre**

10/13: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom**

10/14: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall**

10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom**

10/17: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

10/18: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

10/19: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

10/24: San Bernardino, CA @ KnotFest*

10/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/26: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/30: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep 

10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 

11/2: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club                                         

11/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall 

11/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/6: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/7: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

11/8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

11/9: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

11/21: Houston, TX @ Houston Whatever Fest*

11/22: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn 

11/24: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578

 

*Festival Appearance

**Cryptopsy Providing Direct Support

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