A couple of weeks ago in PopCult we told you about how The Bakery, Charleston’s all-ages venue, was coping with some financial struggles. We are glad to report that they have caught up on their rent, and are moving forward with some more sustainable fundraising initiatives.

One of their methods of bringing in extra money is by booking great shows. Heavy Metal powerhouse, Trivium is appearing at The Bakery in July, but yesterday they announced an even bigger show for September.

GWAR is coming to The Bakery on September 16. The loaves will never be the same. GWAR, the legendary intergalactic Heavy Metal band will assault the sense of their loyal listeners by stopping in Charleston as part of The Blood Of Gods Tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday May 25th at 10am with a special password presale on Thursday May 24th with password BLOODOFGODS. You can buy advance tickets HERE.

Both of these great shows are presented in conjunction with The D&D Agency.

This is a big deal. It’ll be the first time GWAR has come near Charleston since their late frontman, Oderus Urungus, wrestled for IWA East Coast back in 2009 (seen below). It was a real kick to feature him on Radio Free Charleston, and it’s great that the current crew is carrying on his legacy of mayhem.

If The Bakery keeps booking shows of this caliber then their future should be assured. Charleston has long been in need of a mid-sized venue that’s willing to book touring bands that are simply too big to play our local bar scene, and also too used to playing at a decent hour.  One other great thing about The Bakery is that their shows start and end at a decent hour. Hopefully this will also attract some more corporate underwriters who will pitch in and keep this vital venue open.