GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set for August 16 at 9:00 a.m. GMT.
"GWAR has waited long enough to terrorize youth across the pond. What better way to spend a winter than pillaging and copulating across Europe," says guitarist Pustulus Maximus.
Lead singer The Berserker Blóthar chimes in: "All of Europe will bow to the majesty of GWAR! We will destroy your cities and consume all of your drugs. We will bring welcome death to the most depressed, emotionally and sexually repressed people on Earth. I cannot wait to wreak havoc on your infinitely inferior plumbing."
"In Europe they call me doner kabob because that's all I eat there. I love European culture. Can't wait for the tour," adds drummer JiZMak da Gusha.
"Use Your Collusion" European toiur dates:
Nov. 22 - Bochum, DE @ Matrix*
Nov. 23 - Vaureal, FR @ Le Forum*
Nov. 24 - Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion*
Nov. 26 - Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Nov. 27 - Kortrijk, BE @ De Kruen
Nov. 28 - Tilburg, NL @ 013 KZ
Nov. 30 - Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Dec. 01 - Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
Dec. 02 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Steel Mill
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Dec. 04 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
Dec. 05 - Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
Dec. 06 - Bremen, DE @ Schlachthof
Dec. 07 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Dec. 08 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Dec. 09 - Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Dec. 10 - Ziln, CZ @ Masters of Rock Cafe
Dec. 11 - Graz, AT @ Explosvi
Dec. 12 - Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
Dec. 13 - Pinarella di Cervia, ITL @ Rock Planet
Dec. 14 - Zurich, @ Komplex
DOWNCAST COLLISION (from The Netherlands) opens Nov. 22-24
CHILDRAIN (from Basque Country) opens Nov. 26- Dec.14
The Berserker Blóthar: Lead Howler
Beefcake the Mighty: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pustulus Maximus: Lead Guitar, Vocals
BälSäc the Jaws 'o Death: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
JiZMak da Gusha: Drums
Bonesnapper: Bodyguard, Crappy Vocals
Sawborg Destructo: Annoying Nemesis, Annoying Vocals
GWAR's latest album, "The Blood of Gods", was released in October 2017 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and was made available in standard CD, 2LP colored vinyl and digital formats.
Dave Brockie, who fronted GWAR under the name Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia in March 2014. According to Virginia's State Medical Examiner's Office, he died from acute heroin toxicity by accidental means.
Brockie was last remaining original member of GWAR, which was founded 35 years ago. He was 50 years old.
The satirical metal band earned a following for its macabre, over-the-top costumes, offensive lyrics and graphic, gore-soaked shows, in which the bandmembers performed as the descendants of alien warriors who arrived on Earth to enslave and slaughter the human race.