Outer Space's favorite metal band GWAR have just announced an insane tour with fellow thrashers Municipal Waste and Californian monsters Ghoul. The tour will be the second leg of the 'Return of the World Maggot Tour.' It was the first leg of the trek that witnessed the tragic passing of GWAR guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot.

Kicking off the spring tour at the second Cory Smoot benefit show in Richmond, Va., GWAR will take their legendary show on the road throughout the United States. GWAR frontman Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie addressed the commencement of the new shows:

All the years of doing GWAR could never have prepared us for what we have been through, and I want to thank the metal community and the extended GWAR family for all of your support. Finishing that last tour was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, and we still have about half of the country left to hit.

We will continue as a four-piece, with the special tribute to Flattus at the end of the show, in order to give our fans a chance to say goodbye to our fallen Scumdog brother in true GWAR fashion-covered in blood and rocking the fuck out! After this tour is over we can start looking to the future and begin to put this tragedy behind us. But for now we are still in “Hail Flattus” mode!

The first Cory Smoot benefit show earlier this January was a great success, with all the money raised going straight to Smoot's widow and unborn child.

GWAR, Municipal Waste and Ghoul Tour Dates

Mar. 16 - Richmond, VA - The National (Cory Smoot Benefit Show)
Mar. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
Mar. 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Mar. 20 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater
Mar. 21 - So. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Mar. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Mar. 23 - Toledo, OH - The Omni
Mar. 24 - Lexington, KY - Buster's Billiards and Backroom
Mar. 25 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Mar. 26 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
Mar. 27 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
Mar. 28 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Mar. 30 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
Mar. 31 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
Apr. 01 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Club
Apr. 02 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Apr. 03 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Apr. 04 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Apr. 05 - Chico, CA - Senator Theater
Apr. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Apr. 07 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Apr. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Café
Apr. 10 - Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
Apr. 11 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theater