Culture Abuse Are Giving Away A Fender Guitar On Their Current Tour
Culture Abuse on the road in the U.S. right now with the fun guys in Nothing, which is very cool. We’re also very psyched that they’re coming to the UK next month and bringing the brilliant Gouge Away with them.
Not only that, they’ve teamed up with Fender to give away a hand-decorated Jaguar to one lucky person in need of their first guitar along the tour routing.
“My Dad found the first guitar I ever got on the side of the road; it must have gotten run over and skid along the highway because it had a bunch of holes in the body,” says Culture Abuse frontman David Kelling. “He filled it up with plexiglass and rubber cement – so it weighed a ton – and a lot of the frets were completely dead.
I’d wanted a guitar for a long time but my parents didn’t get me one. They thought I would never be able to play because of my Cerebral Palsy. It affects my right side (so I’m left handed), but my right hand can’t hold any chords or even a pick, really. It’s not that they weren’t supportive of me, but I think they didn’t want it to bum me out if I actually couldn’t do it. So I just learned how to play guitar my own way. I played every day and took that guitar everywhere with me. My parents saw how far I’d come, so for Christmas, they gave me my cousin’s old nylon-stringed kids’ acoustic guitar that she never touched and it sat for years in the sun, warping and cracking all of the wood. I was embarrassed by it so I covered it with band stickers (thankfully for punk rock), but I still remember the first time I strummed it; a guitar where every string and fret worked – it was beautiful.
I was in 7th grade then and I still have that guitar to this day and take it everywhere with me. I wrote every song for every band I’ve been in on it, and that was the only guitar I ever owned until Fender gave me this Jaguar. But what do I need multiple guitars for when there’s probably some kid out there, just like me, wishing for the tools to figure out their own way through life?”
Here’s CA’s recent video for Dip:
And here are their tour dates:
North America dates:
September 7 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
September 8 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
September 9 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
September 11 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
September 12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
September 13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
September 14 Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar
September 15 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
September 18 San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
September 19 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
September 22 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
September 23 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
October 4 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
October 6 Queens, NY @ Thrasher Death Match
October 7 Charleston, WV @ Bully Trap
October 8 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
October 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
October 10 Boston, MA @ Hardcore Stadium
October 11 Baltimore, MD @ Wind Up Space
October 12 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
October 13 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
October 14 Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Fest
UK and Europe tour dates:
October 17 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
October 18 Birmingham, UK @ Actress & Bishop
October 19 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
October 20 Leeds, UK @ Key Club
October 21 Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
October 22 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
October 23 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
October 24 Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
October 25 London, UK @ Boston Music Room
October 26 Haarlem, NL @ Melkweg Anti Fest
October 27 Hasselt, BE @ Groezrock
Grab tickets for these shows right here!
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