GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus has issued the following update:
"Humans, it is I, your Master, Oderus, lead singer of the most violent band in metal history, the mighty GWAR, with the latest update on our progress in the destruction of your world!
"We are pleased to smugly announce our continuing ravaging of North America shall continue throughout the fall and winter of this year, as GWAR joins the first ever 'Viva La Bands' tour, hosted by everyone's favorite troll, Bam Magera! Yes, apparently Bam didn't get enough of our abuse during our appearance on his show, and begged us (while he was hung over a vat of boiling urine) to join a lineup that includes CRADLE OF FILTH, CKY, and more!
"You are COMMANDED to attend and grovel in the presence of your infernal overlords, GWAR, as we extend our mastery to even more flaming venues across your world and inflict more suffering and pestilence upon a deserving nation!
"GWAR will tour with the 'Viva La Bands' tour throughout the fall, and then move on to destroy even more cities in a final frenzy of touring that shall bring to a close the 'Beyond Hell' tour cycle. Stay tuned for dates, times, and free crack!
The "Viva La Bands" tour comes on the heels of the release of "Viva La Bands: Volume 2", a compilation CD/DVD that will appear in stores nationwide on September 4, 2007 through a joint venture between Filthy Note and Ferret Music. The double disc CD/DVD includes twenty bands from around the globe, rare Bam DVD footage, and seven exclusive tracks recorded just for the project (brand new selections from CLUTCH, BLOODHOUND GANG, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IN FLAMES, CKY, and more).
"Viva La Bands" tour dates:
Sep. 24 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sep. 25 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sep. 26 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
Sep. 28 - Myrtle Beach, SC - HOB
Sep. 30 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 01 - Orlando, FL - HOB
Oct. 02 - St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
Oct. 04 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Oct. 05 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless
Oct. 06 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
Oct. 08 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
Oct. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Joint
Oct. 11 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Oct. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
Oct. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Oct. 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air
Oct. 16 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
Oct. 18 - Tulsa, OK - Cains
Oct. 19 - St Louis, MO - Pops
Oct. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
Oct. 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
Oct. 23 - Chicago, IL - Congress
Oct. 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 26 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
Oct. 27 – Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Oct. 28 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Oct. 30 - Toronto, ON - The Docks
Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Nov. 02 - New York, NY - Roseland
Nov. 03 - Worcester, MA - Palladium