The Riot Fest family was crushed to hear about the passing of GWAR leader Oderus Urungus—known offstage as Dave Brockie—back in 2014. Thanks to the help of many, GWAR will soon reveal a special memorial marker for Oderus at Brockie’s gravesite.
“The erection of this monument has been a long time coming, and we are grateful and happy we can finally do this for Dave,” GWAR shared. The unveiling will take place in Brockie’s hometown of Richmond, VA at the Hollywood Cemetery at 2:00 pm EDT, on what would have been Brockie’s 56th birthday on August 30th.
The unveiling ceremony will feature a performance from RAWG, “the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time,” a press release states. A free party at the GWARbar in Richmond will occur the following day.
“We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality,” GWAR continued. “We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie’s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave’s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.”