Gwar will bring an intergalactic mess to Tampa this fall

Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against The Grain open the show.

click to enlarge Gwar, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on September 24, 2019. - Jess Phillips
Jess Phillips
Gwar, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on September 24, 2019.

As you already know, Gwar’s last show at The Ritz Ybor City was a (synthetically) bloody mess.

Well, the disgustingly fun metal band from outer space (or Virginia if you don’t believe in aliens) is on its way back to Tampa Bay on a fall tour that stops at The Ritz on September 24.

The news comes as the band readies an August 30 hometown unveiling of a memorial marker for late lead singer and co-founder, Dave Brockie.

A press release says that support on the tour — which also stops in Pensacola and Ft. Lauderdale — includes thrash metal stalwarts Sacred Reich and Toxic Holocaust, along with Detroit band Against The Grain. Tickets for the “Use Your Collusion” tour are on sale now and start at $22 via Please enjoy this video of rockstar lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rocking out to Gwar.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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