Surviving a Fishbone Tour!

You can’t be harder on gear than Fishbone. That’s why they chose Whirlwind!

By Will Young.

It would be an understatement to say that the world's most outrageous live band can be outright demanding on its gear… and if you've ever had the privilege of experiencing a live Fishbone show, then you already know what I'm talking about. From the moment they strike their first chord, to their soaking wet encore, 'till the house lights come on, these guys throw down with an abandon that is often imitated, but never duplicated.

Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s.

They have toured worldwide, and heavily influenced such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.

Now reaching beyond their 25th year of composing, creating, recording, releasing and performing original music together, mass critical appeal appears to be returning to the band, fueled by their critically acclaimed full-length feature documentary; Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film earned LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Fest in 2010, has been called “effortlessly Entertaining” (Variety), “Brilliant and Groundbreaking” (Pop Matters), and hailed as “more than a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a documentary about the American spirit and one that shows the life of one of its most influential creative forces.” (Encore Magazine)

Thank you Fishbone for decades of inspiring live shows, and thank you for choosing Whirlwind!