Win Tickets ($70): GWAR @ Crystal Ballroom | Heavy Metal, w/ Napalm Death, Eyehategod

We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to GWAR @ Crystal Ballroom on November 28. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 22.


From our sponsors:
Napalm Death

November 28, 2021
6:30OM Doors, 8PM Show
GA $29 ADV, $35 Doors
21+ reserved balcony – $35 ADV , $40 Doors

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Blood. Spectacle. Lifestyle. Mythology. Costumes And more blood.

When you think of beloved shock-metal outfit GWAR, those words are likely the first that come to mind. And with good reason. Since forming in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, GWAR have not only managed to endure through various lineup changes, but have become one of the most beloved bands in all of metal. The only thing as sharp as their over-the-top lyrics is their mesmerizing live show which continues to make them one of the must-see, and most memorable, acts today. At a time when bands have become bland, GWAR stand out for their performances and the intimate connection with their fans Once the lights dim and the curtain rises, fans know what they’re in for: a night of theatrics, storytelling and humor that’s more Devo than KISS. Their iconic, signature barbaric interplanetary warriors costumes may be what the wider world knows them for, but it’s their shows that continues to resonate with their devoted following. The push-and-pull between GWAR and their fans creates a visceral experience that continues to add to the band’s legend and legacy, one new tour at a time. Few, if any band, can break down a physical barrier with their audience quite like GWAR. Fluids fly, substances spray and the lust for copious amounts of fake blood [and cutting heads off, of course] leaves audiences thirsty for more. The mythological nature of their live shows may be at the forefront of people’s minds, but it is GWAR’s meticulously crafted songs blending satire, chaos and violence, made them cultural icons. In late 2020, GWAR celebrated the 30th anniversary of Scumdogs of the Universe, which won them universal praise for their sharps riffs and humor. More importantly, it catapulted them into the mainstream psyche, capturing the eyes and ears of a bewildered public. Though a Grammy would follow a few years later, Scumdogs remains the band’s seminal album. It received a deluxe reissue in October 2020 included remixed and remastered audio by producer Ronan Chris Murphy, as well as an exclusive cassette containing rehearsal demos and previously unreleased tracks. As for 2021 and beyond, the group have big plans to add to their legacy as they near their 37th year. A much-anticipated new album is in the works, their first since 2017’s The Blood of Gods. They also have a skateboard deck, coffee, CBD, beer, whiskey, proving the band is bigger than the music: it’s a lifestyle. A flurry of activity (pandemic-permitting) is on the horizon. So why does the band forge on and the crowd keep coming back? It comes down to one word: fun. Between that and the shock-and-awe of a GWAR show, it’s easy to understand why they’ve endured, but are as popular as they’ve ever been: limitless creativity and blood – a whole lot of it.




  1. Laura Eichman on November 15, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I’d like to attend because I haven’t been top an event in 2 years!

  2. Alan Shipley on November 15, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Hell yeah GWAR!!!!! PERFECT BIRTHDAY!

  3. MICHAEL MAY on November 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    It’s been too long. Time to dust my spikes off!!!

  4. MiKe S. on November 15, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to see GWAR and get really messy with all of there stage props or should I say stage poops

  5. T.R. on November 15, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Please pick me. I need GWAR.

  6. Steve Cohagen on November 15, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Dear Scumdogs of the Universe,

    Hey guys remember me? I remember you . I was the guy with the grizzeled face and lousy weed and the really bad tattoo. Now I’ve spent most of my life trying to get tickets before I go kill my wife so…. I thought I’d write out a comment to you! Scumdogs pick me baby !

  7. Heather Smith on November 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Hell yes Gwar! I have great memories of seeing them when I was younger. Please pick me!

  8. Melissa on November 16, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    To Whom it May Concern,

    I’d love to win tickets to GWAR, I suppose I’ve been waiting 30 years for this opportunity and plan to rock the f!$% out if chosen!
    Choose me!


  9. Faith W on November 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    This would be a great date night! 😀

  10. Brooke Schell on November 16, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    This girl is a bad bad girl
    She’s pissing people off
    She’s pissing on herself
    She never does the dishes
    She doesn’t have a job
    She’ll fuck you cause she’s lonely and befriend your scabby crabs
    She’s hairy where she shouldn’t be and hairless on her head
    Her coochie smells like Funyuns
    She shits in her own shoe
    She never ever showers
    She’s so fucking dirty
    She’s a god damn dirty girl
    She’s been waiting her chance
    This baby wants a bloodbath
    And she can only get it from her Scumbag daddies
    Let her have her bloodbath
    Baby needs her bloodbath

    • Brooke Schell on November 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm

      She submits to auto correct
      She doesn’t proof read
      She types Scumdog but Scumbag overrides

  11. Brian on November 16, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    GWAR~!!! Hope to see them for the first time!!

  12. Cassie on November 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm


  13. Carol Trekas on November 16, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Count me in.

  14. Michael on November 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I have never seen GWAR in concert and given their reputation as a great live band I need to see this concert. Free tickets also means extra cash for Lola’s Room before the show for some food and beers.

  15. Jonas Trekas on November 16, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    I want to see the costumes they wear.

  16. Marla on November 17, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Id like to see this show with my metal-head partner…haven’t seen a show in far too long…

  17. Erin on November 17, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    This would be the most fun! I wanna goooo!

  18. Thea Stamatelos on November 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I haven’t been to a show in 2 years and this would be the absolute weirdest way to reintegrate back into society. Thanks!

  19. Erik stokley on November 18, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    GWARHATENAPALM! please allow me to see this trifecta of awesomeness

  20. Mr Freebis on November 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    i want to go so i can take this gal i really like. we can get covered in spunk together and hell, maybe even makeout

  21. Karl Michael Jacobson on November 18, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Oh would i love to win these Tix to add to my list!

  22. Sean Boyle on November 19, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve missed GWAR every time I’ve tried to see them over the years. Actually gonna be free this go round. Winning would be sick!

  23. Artemis Butterfield on December 18, 2021 at 6:05 am

    Can’t say there is are any shows quite like the ones GWAR put on. Just saw the signage outside of the crystal ballroom and was devastated to find they are already sold out.

  24. Becca Brooks on April 18, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Oh my stars! Because FR FR, I thought the pic of them were new GWAR action figures and I could barely contain myself….then I zoomed in..those aren’t action figures! My heart sank. Do GWAR action figures even exist? If not…well….they should. Just sayin.

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