|Following the announcement of their forthcoming aural masterpiece, The New Dark Ages, which you can pre-order here, your Lords and Masters GWAR are pleased to announce their return to the road. On the first leg of the ‘The Black Death Rager World Tour’ your favorite Scumdog warriors will touch down in Europe for the first time in almost three years. |
The tour kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, Holland and culminates with a show at London’s Dome on August 18th. In addition to GWAR‘s own headline shows, the tour also features stops at Bloodstock, Wacken Open Air and Pol’land’Rok Festivals.
The Berserker Blóthar had this to say about the coming trek:
“Ah Europe, the Old Country. We shall sweep across the continent like the plague, bringing pestilence and death and our unquenchable thirst for heavy metal glory.”
Fans can expect to hear all their GWAR favorites and blistering new tracks from the band’s new album.
The New Dark Ages album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, GWAR In The Duoverse of Absurdity, in which the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the spectre of rogue technology. Our heroes floorboard it through a kaleidoscope of hard driving heavy metal and rock-n-fucking roll, building on their hilarious mythos, introducing cool new characters, and cataloguing mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals and beliefs. The CD, Digital and Graphic Novel are released on June 3rd, and the Vinyl and Cassette on September 16th.
“This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance, and death.”
The New Dark Ages is available to pre-order on cassette, CD and an array of coloured vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble) and the graphic novel as both soft and hard cover. Bundles are available including one with Blóthar bobbleheads, and a one of a kind Beefcake helmet. See them all at https://gwar.net/collections/the-new-dark-ages.
|The Black Death Rager World Tour|
29/7: Tilburg, NL – 01331/7: Berlin, DE – SO 262/8: Munich, DE – Free and Easy Festival*3/8: Essen, DE – Turock4/8: Wacken, DE – Wacken*5/8: Makowice, PL – Pol’and’Rok Festival*
8/8: Dover, UK – The Booking Hall9/8: Brighton, UK – Chalk10/8: Bristol, UK – Fleece12/8: Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock*13/8: Norwich, UK – Waterfront14/8: Leeds, UK – Key Club16/8: Glasgow, UK – Garage17/8: Manchester, UK – Club Academy18/8: London, UK – The Dome