Concert Preview: Gwar Returns To Enslave Edmonton

JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:00 am Concert tickets to be given away By Staff Reports TulsaWorld.com | 0comments Sammy Hagar The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar is headed to Oklahoma, and we have your chance to win tickets and a free night’s stay at the new Grand Casino Hotel and Resort just east of the Oklahoma City metro on Oct. 19. Just like one of our new Facebook community pages by following a link at facebook.com/tulsaworld or facebook.com/tulsaworld scene, leaving a comment on the community page and sharing it with your friends. Those community pages cover Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Sapulpa. To find the community Facebook page, search the name of the town followed by “World.com” You can see news from these communities at tulsaworld.com/communities The show will be on the Grand Casino’s outdoor stage. The hotel stay is in the casino’s brand new 14-story hotel tower, which opened in July. Get tickets at grandshawnee.com George Strait George Strait is headed to the BOK Center in April for his “Cowboy Rides Away” farewell tour. Tickets to the George Strait concert scheduled for April 19 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at bokcenter.com To win tickets before they go on sale, just like facebook.com/tulsaworldscene or facebook.com/tulsaworld , leave us a comment about why you want to see this famous cowboy in concert and share the George Strait post with friends. Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman, the world’s best-selling soprano, stops at the BOK Center on Sunday. Tickets are on sale at bokcenter.com For a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to this show, like facebook.com/tulsaworldscene or facebook.com/tulsaworld , leave a comment on the Sarah Brightman post and share it with friends.

Baldwin Pops Concert to be held at the Orange Beach Senior Center on Oct. 20

on the lawn behind the Orange Beach Senior Center & Library, located at 26251 Canal Road. This will be the Pops fifth year to hold a concert in Orange Beach. For this event, both the Senior Center and Library will be open, making for easy access to those who may use wheelchairs or walkers. Plenty of restroom facilities will be available. The Senior Center & Library are located on Wolf Bay and offer a waterfront view with beautiful sunsets this time of year. For the past four years the concert has been held at Waterfront Park, which is only a few hundred feet from this years venue. The location has been changed due to construction at the Coastal Arts Center. These improvements will allow the grounds to better accommodate events like this in the future. Parking will still be available at Waterfront Park for the Pops Concert. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and beverages. The Checkered Tablecloth Award will be presented to the group judged to have the most interesting picnic setup and there will be a kids parade through the crowd following the intermission. The Pops will perform all types of music including Classical, Broadway, Big Band, Dixie, Jazz and Marches.

aHe was louder, more violent a and also, his zits. Heas covered in acne from head to toe, and that really endeared him to me, since I had a skin problem in my youth. I didnat have enough zits.a The bandas previous tours have featured the dismemberment of Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton. This time, Urungus says: aI think weare slaughtering God. We realized we hadnat killed God, and heas probably the biggest celebrity.a So bring the kids. aWeare a real family kind of band, as long as your family is a bunch of perverts.a Before Marilyn Manson sent the pious lunging for their holy water, Gwar traumatized authorities and club owners with its Grand Guignol performances. The band was temporarily barred from playing in North Carolina in the early 1990s on obscenity grounds (police took possession of Urungusas Cuttlefish codpiece). Still, Urungus said: aI think everybody in this hemisphere pretty much knows whatas up with Gwar at this point.a Then there is the annual Gwar-B-Q, whose fourth edition was held last summer in Richmond, Va. The event has spawned an official Gwar beer, Impaled Ale, and band-sanctioned barbecue sauce. If itas not quite the merchandising bonanza of distant spiritual forefathers Kiss, itas more than anyone could have predicted 25 years ago. aI marvel at Gwar a and myself. What else is there to do but stare in a full-length mirror at my godlike reflection, and gaze upon my big fat belly and my disgusting, ulcerous Cuttlefish and wonder: How the f— have we stayed at it for so long?