GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie. Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Fund.
A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans can be viewed below:
“The Dave Brockie Fund is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Fund will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The fund’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”
Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued this official statement:
On behalf of Dave Brockie’s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year’s GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad’s Lake.
More information shall be released as the details are confirmed.
Antarctic rock-gods GWAR have confirmed SATURDAY AUGUST 16th as the date for this year’s GWAR-B-Q!!! That’s right, the heaviest, and most brutal summer festival ever, the GWAR-B-Q! This year marks its fifth anniversary with the most insane chapter in its blood-soaked history. So get ready to meet the meat at the fifth anniversary of the GWAR-B-Q!
“This truly auspicious event is going to far surpass all other GWAR-B-Q’s in terms of bodies consumed on our never-ending altars of gluttony,” said Oderus Urungus, lead front-thing. “Plus there will be more places to go to the bathroom than ever before”.
The event presented by Slave Pit Inc and Ring Dog Rescue is scheduled to take place SATURDAY AUGUST 16th, 2014 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM. For more information be sure to visit: www.gwarbq.com. Ticket information will be announced shortly.
Once again Hadad’s will host not one, but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day…while we can’t announce the lineup yet, rest assured that this will be the biggest and best GWAR-B-Q lineup ever!
So get ready for the 5th birthday of what is becoming the sickest festival of the summer…the GWAR-B-Q is back
Checks payable to Dave Brockie Fund can be mailed to:
Dave Brockie Fund c/o Slave Pit, Inc.
PO Box 5225
Richmond, VA 23220
PLEASE DONATE TO SMOOT FAMILY FUND:
Checks can be mailed to:
Smoot Family Fund c/o Slave Pit, Inc.
PO Box 5225
Richmond, VA 23220
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