Interplanetary overlords GWAR have announced a handful of European tour dates for 2023
GWAR will be bringing their bloodsoaked mayhem to the UK and Spain for a run of shows this summer. That trek will see GWAR descend upon the cities listed below.
GWAR 2023 European tour dates:
6/09 Donnington, UK – Download Festival
6/11 Southend, UK – Chinnerys
6/13 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
6/14 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
6/16 Vitoria, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, March 22nd.
The band are touring in support of their latest album, “The New Dark Ages“, which was released on June 3 on CD/digital and on vinyl and cassette on September 16 via the group‘s own Pit Records.
“The New Dark Ages” chronicles GWAR‘s adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blöthar’s terrifying Berserker Mode, and encounter new allies, such as the murderous maven known as The Cutter. Along the way, they battle the living monuments of a lost cause and armies of undead soldiers who rise again to fight a new civil war.
The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel “GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity“, which was also released on June 3 by Z2 Comics. In the graphic novel, the bandmembers are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.
“GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity” chronicles the epic battle between the iconic band and their doppelgangers from an alternate universe the band discovers behind their treasured Magic Mirror. The book uses an innovative storytelling technique that combines words and pictures printed on paper (made from real trees!) in a seamless format we are calling a “graphic novel.” The tale is illustrated by the masterful talents of Andy MacDonald (“Wolverine”, “Dr Strange”, “Wonder Woman“), Shane White (“Things Undone”, “Braun”, “Endless Summer“), Matt Maguire and Bob Gorman.