After a brief arctic slumber, GWAR will be returning to the road this spring on the second leg of their "Return Of The World Maggot Tour". The trek kicks off with a special tribute show for fallen bandmate and friend Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, in Richmond, Virginia, at The National Theater on Friday, March 16. All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the Smoot Family Fund which has been established to help support Cory's widow and their unborn child.
Support on this run will come from fellow Richmond metallers MUNICIPAL WASTE, and California's GHOUL. LEGACY OF DISORDER will join the tour on March 20 in Boston and the tour will run through April 11 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow, January 25, and tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28.
Personal slave to Oderus and Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say: "All the years of doing GWAR could never have prepared us for what we have been through, and I want to thank the metal community and the extended GWAR family for all of your support. Finishing that last tour was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, and we still have about half of the country left to hit. We will continue as a four-piece, with the special tribute to Flattus at the end of the show, in order to give our fans a chance to say goodbye to our fallen Scumdog brother in true GWAR fashion-covered in blood and rocking the fuck out! After this tour is over we can start looking to the future and begin to put this tragedy behind us. But for now we are still in 'Hail Flattus' mode!"
The dates are as follows:
Mar. 16 - Richmond, VA - The National
Mar. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
Mar. 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Mar. 20 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater
Mar. 21 - So. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Mar. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Mar. 23 - Toledo, OH - The Omni
Mar. 24 - Lexington, KY - Buster's Billiards and Backroom
Mar. 25 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Mar. 26 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
Mar. 27 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
Mar. 28 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Mar. 30 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
Mar. 31 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
Apr. 01 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Club
Apr. 02 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Apr. 03 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Apr. 04 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Apr. 05 - Chico, CA - Senator Theater
Apr. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Apr. 07 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Apr. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Café
Apr. 10 - Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
Apr. 11 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theater