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Gwar's Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot Memorial Service Announced

Gwar's Cory

Details have been announced for the memorial service of Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot, known in the band as Flattus Maximus, who passed away last week. The service will take place this Friday, November 11, at the Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA. Proceedings begin at 4 p.m. and are open to the public.

Instead of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Smoot Family Fund. Details on how to donate will be released shortly.

Gwar have announced that they are canceling two dates on their current tour in order to attend the service. The performances affected are November 10 in Medford, OR and November 11 in San Francisco. Tickets for both dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. The remainder of the band's tour will continue as scheduled. Dates below:

11/12 West Hollywood, CA, House of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA, Glasshouse
11/14 Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre
11/15 Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO, The Summit Music Hall
11/18 Austin, TX, East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX, House of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX, House of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA, The Hangar
11/22 Atlanta, GA, Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL, Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theatre
11/26 Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT, Toad’s Place

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