GWAR will be the musical guest on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, October 27. The show airs on NBC at 12:30 ET/PT and 11:30 CT.
“We are overjoyed that Jimmy had the good sense to invite us back as we had planned to return anyway,” stated GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus. “Now Fallon can do the show with his head still attached to his body.”
After successfully decimating Europe this summer with multiple festival appearances and headlining shows, your lords and masters the almighty GWAR have awoken from their arctic slumber to once again create utter devastation in North America this fall. The tour kicks off October 18 at in Charlotte, North Carolina and will wrap on November 27 in New Haven, Connecticut. Providing direct support on the tour will be Buffalo, New York’s EVERY TIME I DIE. GHOUL will open the first half of the tour and WARBEAST will be opening the second half.
Bassist Casey Orr (a.k.a. Beefcake The Mighty) recently announced his departure from GWAR. He explained in a statement that he could “simply . . . no longer devote the time and effort required to maintain my position within the group. I have so many projects going on now in Texas, including a new RIGOR MORTIS record in the works, that it just wouldn’t be fair to everyone involved for me to stay and not be able to give 100%.”
Video footage of GWAR‘s performance at this year’s edition of Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 18, 2011 can be seen below.
Metal Blade Records recently released the vinyl versions of GWAR‘s “Lust and Space” and “Bloody Pit of Horror” albums.
GWAR‘s new album, “Bloody Pit Of Horror”, sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band’s previous CD, “Lust In Space”, opened with 5,000 units to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart.