Gwar Team Up with Cancer Bats, DevilDriver for North American "Fate or Chaos" Tour

Gwar Team Up with Cancer Bats, DevilDriver for North American "Fate or Chaos" Tour
Last year, things suddenly got serious for the often hilarious Gwar when guitarist Cory Smoot (who played Flattus Maximus in the band) died due to a pre-existing heart condition. Moving past this tragedy, the band have announced that they will be spending the fall touring North America.

Gwar's fall tour will begin with a smattering of gigs in mid-September. Then, following a month-long break, they will resume playing shows in October and remain on the road until late November. Along the way, they will play a host of American dates, along with six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto.

On the trek, Gwar will be joined by Cancer Bats, DevilDriver and Legacy of Disorder. This trip is called the "Fate or Chaos Tour," and you can see the schedule below.

A post on Gwar's website notes that they've been working on a new album and have cooked up "an entirely new show."

In a statement, Gwar leader Oderus Urungus said, "Ever since our missing bandmate Flattus Maximus took his leave of Earth, members of the Maximus tribe have been showing up at our Antarctic fortress, not only to pay their respects but also eat all of our food. And also lay tracks on the new album! You see, every member of the Maximus family rips on guitar (though Flattus taught them all they know), and they were anxious to help us fill the void left by Flattus. We have been working with his brothers Pustulus, Infecticus, Bubonus and even the shunned Corpulus... and right now they are fighting it out as to which one of them will stay here with the mighty Gwar for the 'Fate of Chaos' Tour…and beyond! Get ready world, this fall shall see the birth of a new Scumdog!"

Tour dates:

8/18 Richmond, VA - Hadad's Lake (GWAR-B-Q)
9/13 Cincinatti, OH - Bogarts *
9/14 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue *
9/15 Chicago, IL - Humboldt Park (Riot Fest)
9/16 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
10/12 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory ^
10/13 Worcester, MA - The Palladium ^
10/14 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall ^
10/15 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place ^
10/16 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
10/18 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^
10/19 Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor ^
10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution ^
10/22 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend ^
10/24 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues ^
10/25 Austin, TX - Emo's ^
10/26 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas ^
10/27 Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston ^
10/31 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall ^
11/1 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater ^
11/2 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee ^
11/3 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory ^
11/4 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues ^
11/5 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst ^
11/6 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades ^
11/8 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^
11/9 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater ^
11/10 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market ^
11/11 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House ^
11/12 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater ^
11/14 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre ^
11/15 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom ^
11/16 Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Events Centr ^
11/17 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre ^
11/18 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection ^
11/21 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave ^
11/23 Detroit, MI - Harpo's ^
11/24 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy ^
11/26 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^

* with the Casualties
^ with Cancer Bats, DevilDriver and Legacy of Disorder