Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

GWAR Wraps Up First Leg of 30th Anniversary Tour – Prepares to Continue Global Domination on Second Leg Starting October 7th

GWAR FALL ADMAT2015doneIntergalactic overlords GWAR are hunkered down, plotting vengeance in their Antarctic fortress following a successful first leg of the band’s 30th Anniversary (in Earth years) tour.  This run took GWAR across North America on headline dates and multiple festival appearances. The band once again stopped by their home away from home The A.V. Club in Chicago, IL where they recorded yet another disasterpiece which will be released in the coming weeks.


Following a brief arctic slumber, GWAR will return to the road for the second leg of their 30th Anniversary tour.  This time the mutant overlords will bring Born of Osiris and label-mates Battlecross out on the road with them.  (Cryptopsy will play on the Canadian dates in place of Born of Osiris)  This leg of the tour begins October 7th in Cincinnati, OH and will wreak havoc across North America through November 28th in Orlando, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below including the just announced November 15th show at Webster in New York, NY.


The infernal berserker, Lord Blöthar had this to say about the band’s recent trip and upcoming shows:


“We came, we saw, we took drugs and got VD. It was the worst. We are trying to kill the internet, but so far, we haven’t been able to grab hold of the damn thing, or even really find out what it is….Is this…the internet? Anyway, as soon as we’ve re-upped on penicillin, we will back out there looking for more tawdry, soul crushing sexual encounters from coast to coast. Meet me out by the dumpster, wherever we are.”


GWAR W/ Born of Osiris and Battlecross:

10/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/9: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre**

10/12: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre**

10/13: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom**

10/14: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall**

10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom**

10/17: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

10/18: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

10/19: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

10/24: San Bernardino, CA @ KnotFest*

10/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/26: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/30: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11/2: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club                                         

11/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

11/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/6: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/7: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

11/8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

11/9: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

11/21: Houston, TX @ Houston Whatever Fest*

11/22: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

11/24: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578

*Festival Appearance

**Cryptopsy Providing Direct Support

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