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

We are giving away 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.



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From our sponsors:
GWAR
Napalm Death
Eyehategod

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

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.

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22 Comments

  1. Michael on October 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    I have been a fan of GWAR since I got the “Scumdogs Of The Universe” CD for my Birthday in the early 90s. I would sure love to win these tickets and take my friend who has never seen GWAR in concert before.

  2. Zac on October 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    The only way to live through a Gwar show is to hide beneath the dead bodies of the friends you bring with you.

  3. Romina on October 11, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    RIP Oderus

  4. Beel on October 12, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Love GWAR and especially EHG!! I feel like this is kind of the perfect show and I would be so STOKED to go!!!! \\m//

  5. Antonia on October 12, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    My husband would love to go see these guys!

  6. Christina on October 12, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    GWAR is a band I’ve grown up with but have never been able to really experience. I’d use this as an anniversary gift as I’ve been able to bond with my partner over their music 🙂

  7. HPT on October 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    I have so many inappropriate stories I could share about GWAR but I’m sure someone would get butthurt…anyways I’d love to add to my memories!

  8. Chevelle on October 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I need to see GWAR, bc I never have had the honor. Haven’t seen Eyehategod since 1996. This is going to be one great show!

  9. Severo mendez on October 12, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    I would LOVE to see them! I missed their set on warped tour and I would enjoy seeing them:)

  10. Chris on October 12, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    I’d love to see GWAR!

  11. Mike on October 12, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    If I win these tickets I will be right up front so I can get crap and pee on me. GWAR shows can get very messy but in such a fun and entertaining way.

  12. John Thomas on October 12, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    wozers ….yes please

  13. David on October 13, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Metal lives thru GWAR!

  14. Mike T on October 13, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Nothing like a good old mental scarring that is GWAR!

  15. Cody on October 13, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    I would like to see GWAR so they melt my face off, light me on fire and blast my ashes into outer space when they return to their home planet.

  16. Chris on October 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Because GWAR. Duh. 🙂

  17. Lena on October 14, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Would love to attend to expand my taste in live music! Never been to a metal show

  18. Cory on October 15, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Gwar is Gwar

  19. Karl Michael Jacobson on October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I would love to add this iconic band to my seen them list!

  20. Krystal Frenze on October 16, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I got to see Gwar once and I lost my ID so I had to stand in the kids section! Lol:(
    I would really love to have the adult experience 🙂

  21. Rob on October 16, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Whoa

  22. Michael Cheaney on October 17, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    GWAAAAR the only band from Antartica

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