GWAR CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR & RELEASE SINGLE IN MEMORY OF LATE GUITARIST
Intergalactic freaks GWAR have cancelled their forthcoming European tour, citing poor ticket sales as the reason.
Frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) reveals; “Several of the promoters were alarmed by the low ticket sales, and they decided to start pulling the plug on shows. It got to the point where we had lost so many shows that we simply could not afford to do the tour.” He continues; “We are super disappointed that this happened, and we apologize to all of our European fans for cancelling the tour. We did everything we could possibly do to save it, but it just didn’t work out. The tickets are fully refundable so make sure you get your money back!”
Meanwhile, the band are to release a cover version of Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem ‘Isn’t This Disgusting’. As well as being included on a compilation tribute to Dayglo Abortions in 2012, the song will be released as a single, in memory of GWAR’s late guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus). This track was the last thing Smoot contributed to before passing away earlier this year while on tour. All proceeds from the single will go to the Smoot Family Fund. You can donate here: http://www.metalblade.com/smootfamilyfund/.
GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus: “The Dayglo’s have always been one of my favourite bands ever since we played a show with them 25 years ago. So when we heard about this project we were completely stoked, not just with the idea, but the song selected for us. It pretty much sums up my whole attitude. But I had no idea it would the last time I worked with Cory Smoot in the studio. This track has Cory’s last studio leads, and as usual they fucking rip. Cory may have left us but his music will live forever. CRANK IT!”
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