GWAR Announces Fall Leg Of “The Black Death Rager World Tour”

Support to Come From Light the Torch, Nekrogoblikon and Crobot

CD Version Of “The New Dark Ages” Out Today!

Graphic Novel “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity” Out Today on Z2 Comics!


2022 has been the year of GWAR, and there are no signs of that stopping anytime soon.  Today your Lords and Masters are pleased to announce the fall leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour,” in support of their critically acclaimed masterwork “The New Dark Ages,” which is out on CD and digital via the band’s label Pit Records.  The tour starts off September 10th, with an appearance at the Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Alton, VA and runs through November 3rd in Baltimore, MD.   A complete list of dates can be found below.  Support on the tour will be provided by Light the Torch, Nekrogoblikon and Crobot. Tickets go on sale today at Noon Eastern!  Get them HERE.

The Berserker Blothar reports

“Long ago, GWAR broke the frame of what a rock concert can be. We’ve pushed the envelope of live performance for decades, but this time around, we wanted to do something different. This is the first GWAR show conceived to go along with a graphic novel and an album, all working together as one massive hunk of hot steaming shock rock performance ART! A can’t-miss cavalcade of chaos, a trash culture trilogy, a shocking extravaganza that will leave you utterly spent, soaking wet, and bawling uncontrollably. We’ve got the coolest storyline, unbelievable new characters, more blood, gore, and gags than ever before. Come, unload your worries, human scum, and let GWAR transport you to the Duoverse of absurdity just in time for the NEW DARK AGE!”

“The Black Death Rager World Tour” With Light The Torch, Nekrogoblikon and Crobot

9/10 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest*

9/11 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

9/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

9/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls

9/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

9/20 – Little Rock, AR @ The Music Hall

9/21 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note

9/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life

9/25 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

9/26 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

9/27 – Casper, WY @ Gaslight Social Outdoors

9/28 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station Outdoors

9/30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/1 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

10/3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue#

10/4 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

10/6 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House

10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*

10/8 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater

10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco

10/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

10/12 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheater

10/14 – Dallas, TX @ Amplify

10/15 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/16 – Austin, TX @ Empire Live

10/18 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl

10/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Beachum

10/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/22 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater

10/23 – Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot

10/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

10/30 – Richmond, VA @ The National

10/31 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

11/2 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix

11/3 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage


#Without Light the Torch

The New Dark Ages chronicles GWAR’s adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blóthar’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 is out today on CD and digital!

The album and the show concepts are tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which was also released by Z2 Comics today! In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.  The album and graphic novel can be ordered HERE.

Prior to the Fall tour, GWAR are headed overseas on the European leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour.”  This run kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, NL and runs through August 18th in London, UK.


“The Black Death Rager World Tour”
29/7: Tilburg, NL @ 013
31/7: Berlin, DE @ SO 26
3/8: Essen, DE @ Turock
4/8: Wacken, DE @ Wacken*
8/8: Dover, UK @ The Booking Hall
9/8: Brighton, UK @ Chalk
10/8: Bristol, UK @Fleece
12/8: Catton Park, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air*
13/8: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
14/8: Leeds, UK @ Key Club
16/8: Glasgow, UK @ Garage
17/8: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
18/8: London, UK @ The Dome