Clutch & GWAR Pay Tribute To Late Manager Jack Flanagan

Clutch and GWAR’s longtime manager Jack Flanagan has sadly passed away. Both bands confirmed the news on social media, while also paying tribute to their late friend.

Here’s Clutch’s statement:

“We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a precision and enthusiasm that will never be matched. It was only with Jack’s guidance and vision that we four young men were able to build a career out of rock and roll. His insight, his passion for the music, his love for all those around him, and his sense of humor, made him someone we couldn’t wait to see again. We were always excited when he would come visit us on the road or, even better, travel with us for a couple nights. Then it’d be like the old days again, when Jack was our road manager… and we’d all be on the bus together riding to the next gig, listening to the The Pogues, and cracking jokes. Jack Flanagan was the best manager, mentor, and friend we could have ever hoped for. Jack, thank you for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”

Here’s GWAR’s statement:

“Today we lost GWAR’s longtime manager and friend Jack Flanagan. Jack played a huge role in the career of GWAR and the lives of members of the Slave Pit for more than two decades. Jack was a staple in the punk and metal scene up and down the east coast since the 80’s, first playing with his band The Mob, and then as a figure in the music industry. No one believed in GWAR and supported the band and its members more than Jack Flanagan. We are eternally grateful, and will miss him more than words can express. #GWAR #JackFlanaganRIP”

GWAR Announce Holiday Shows With Unearth & Savage Master

GWAR have announced some holiday shows with Unearth and Savage Master. Blothar commented:

“Suck my candy cane and swallow my nog! GWAR are ready to cook your Christmas goose! So, pull up your chair at our dysfunctional family table and get ready to go deaf and blind from the loudest, hardest rockin’, heavy metal horror show in history. HO HO HO!”

Tour Dates:

12/27 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/28 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
12/29 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
12/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
12/31 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

New Grave Marker Unveiled For Late GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie

A new grave marker for late GWAR frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie was recently unveiled at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. The band shared the below photo and video:

GWAR & Voivod Announce European/UK Tour

GWAR and Voivod have announced a European/UK tour. Childrain will open on most dates and Downcast Collision will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/22 Bochum, GER – Matrix (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/23 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/24 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/26 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/27 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kruen
11/28 Tilburg, NET – 013 KZ
11/30 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
12/01 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
12/02 Wolverhampton, UK – Steel Mill
12/03 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/04 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/05 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
12/06 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof
12/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/08 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/09 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/10 Ziln, CZE – Masters of Rock Cafe
12/11 Graz, AUT – Explosvi
12/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
12/13 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
12/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex

Kickstarter Campaign Launched For GWAR Deck-Building Game

GWAR have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new deck-building game called “GWAR vs Time.” Matthew Grau (Wildfire Games) is helping out with the project and it will include artwork created by the band members. The card game will allow players “to go and conquer and kick butt throughout the entire history of the greatest band of all time.” More info can be found HERE.

GWAR To Unveil Memorial Marker For Dave Brockie In August

GWAR have announced that they will be unveiling a new memorial marker for the late Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA at 02:00 PM on August 30. That day would have been the frontman’s 56th birthday. The unveiling will be open to the public and a free party will be held at the GWARbar the following day (August 31). RAWG, aka “the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time,” will perform at the party. GWAR commented:

“We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality. We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie‘s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave‘s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.”

GWAR Announce North American Tour With Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, & Against The Grain

GWAR have announced a headlining North American tour. Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, and Against The Grain will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/12 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (no Toxic Holocaust)
09/13 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre (no Toxic Holocaust)
09/14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s (no Toxic Holocaust)
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/18 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
09/19 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/20 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
09/21 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/23 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
09/24 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
09/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/28 Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
09/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/01 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
10/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/06 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/09 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/10 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
10/11 Minneapolis. MN – Skyway Theatre
10/12 Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
10/13 Denver, CO – Summit
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/16 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
10/17 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/19 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/20 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/23 Fresno, CA – Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
10/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
10/25 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Amp
10/26 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
10/27 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
11/01 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
11/02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/05 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue