Over the past 25 years Guttermouth have seen the rise and fall of many of their punk rock contemporaries. After 10 studio albums the band announced their final Australian tour, leaving behind decades of memories in their home away from home.
We were kindly asked to help sponsor the tour with one of our tour buses, needless to say we were completely stoked. I know there's a few Guttermouth fans creeping around the office here, (even myself being a full metal head back in the day), my mates and I would cruise around on our boards listening to these guys.
If you don't know about this band, then I really don't understand what was going on in your youth. Lead vocalist Mark Adkins is a punk rock legend in every sense of the word. Check this out:
"Always one to put his money where his mouth is, Adkins has been rebelling against "society standards" since the inception of the band and not without ramifications; Adkins was arrested in '95 at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion for assault with a deadly weapon, using the microphone to incite the crowd into near riot. He was also banned from Canada for a period of years after a public indecency incident and in 2004 Adkins was requested to leave the Vans Warped Tour after he made potent note on stage of the constant ill informed political messages and pandering between other Warped Tour bands."
With very questionable behaviour in the past, Guttermouth have returned to Australian shores several times over the last 25 years, playing major festivals such as Livid Festival, Warped Tour and touring with fellow ska punk rockers Reel Big Fish. The band delivers live shows with a unique energy that brings punters back tour after tour.
It was a sad end to an era. The band had a succesful farewell, taking one of our tour buses around the country and blessing Australian crowds with a final send off in the best way they know how - an honest punk rock show.
The tour ran right across the country, from Adelaide to Hobart to Sydney to Byron to the Gold Coast and more. Drives through snowy mountains, dancing on the roof of the van, lots and lots of alochol, show cancellations...it all went down. If you missed it, you can read more about it here. Out to Glenn for putting it all together!
Is your band touring OZ? Need some wheels? Check it – the LSD Machine, our 10-Seater Tour Bus. Decked out with Heaps of storage for equipment and a Rooftop Stage with Astro-turf – this bad boy is ready to roll. Over the past 8 months we’ve hired the bus to Guttermouth, Dune Rats, Afends Surf Team, Will and the People, Black Diamond, Bam Margera, Tora & Dewolff!
Usually based in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne – check with us to see where it’ll be for your tour...