Culture Abuse embark on world tour, announce Fender guitar giveaway

Culture Abuse embark on world tour, announce Fender guitar giveaway

SF punks Culture Abuse kicked off a two month world tour in Washington, DC, last night. In honor of the event, the band also announced a tag-team giveaway with Fender as a way to try to give someone their first guitar. Here’s Culture Abuse frontman David Kelling:

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.  He filled it up with plexiglass and rubber cement — so it weighed a ton — and a lot of the frets were completely dead.”  He continued,  “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?
Sound inspiring and wanna get in on it? To win, all you have to do is email (or DM on Instagram @Cultureabusefanzine) and tell them what winning this guitar would do for you or someone you know. Meanwhile, head below to check out where you can see Culture Abuse on this run.
Culture Abuse are touring in support of their stellar sophomore album, Bay Dream, on Epitaph Records back in June.

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
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 *
^ w/ Nothing
* w/ Gouge Away

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