Gwar Finish ‘Lust in Space’ Tour in New York City
Before there was Dethklok, there was a band who became the caricature for what a metal cartoon could be. It's a band Joan Rivers said looked like "the Teenage Mutant Turtles on LSD." It's a band that has never conformed to a normal stage show. But the best part is that it's a band who just celebrated their 25th Anniversary by spraying alien blood at crowds in over 60 U.S. cities.
That band, Gwar, played their last show of what frontman Oderus Urungus called a "three-month bad-ass tour" in New York City on Dec. 13. Because people started spilling over the barricade, the photo pit evacuated before the first song was even finished. "The barricade is broken and people are dying over here," Oderus said.
Oderus might have exaggerated just a little bit, but The Fillmore was in absolute havoc from the second the band started. On top of everything valuable being covered with plastic bags, security was running around the entire show fixing all kinds of problems the venue usually doesn't face.
"Tonight we're going to outer space. Really, this stage is a f---ing spaceship."
Being on the road for three months is a heck of a lot of time to be sharing space and experiences with the same people with no break. But, for the rest of us, the saddest part about the end of the 'Lust in Space' tour is that Oderus won't be making so many appearances on Fox News' 'Red Eye' show.
Check out Gwar's 12th album, 'Lust in Space,' available via Metal Blade Records.