The intergalactic metal maniacs of GWAR have announced a venue change for this year’s epic edition of GWAR-B-Q, the band’s annual festival of musical mayhem, bloodsport, scorched flesh and all-around debauchery. The event will now be held on Saturday, September 17 at Richmond, Virginia’s beautiful National Theater.
Henrico County would not issue the proper licenses for the event to run legally despite Slave Pit’s intense efforts to placate the authorities.
Commented Slave Pit‘s Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus): “We feel we have been treated in an unjust manner. There have been music festivals for years in Henrico County with no problem OR licenses. We jumped through hoops, hired cops, made safety plans…and at the last second they chose not to give us the permits. I woke up today and heard this. I was just about to put a bullet through my head when we got a call from the National Theater. They had originally booked some loser from ‘America’s Got Talent’, but he cancelled…so the National saved the day for us and agreed to open their doors to the event. As you read this we are scrambling madly to accommodate all of the acts and events we had planned, and present the full spectacle of the GWAR-B-Q.”
Slave Pit and GWAR have been busy as evil beavers, breaking in a new bass player and gearing up for the last great bash of summer 2011, the GWAR-B-Q. What started years ago as party for GWAR members and friends has mutated into a colossal event featuring tons of bands, food, and fun.
Headliners GWAR will be supported by DARKEST HOUR, a special reunion of the band KEPONE, and the debut of THE ARGONAUTS, featuring Dave Witte of MUNICIPAL WASTE. Celebrity judges and entertainers like Rabb Himself and Don Jamieson will be on hand, and best yet, G4‘s “Attack Of The Show” co-host Candace Bailey will be eaten by GWAR‘s pet worm, the World Maggot!
For more information, visit www.gwar.net.