A little less than a month after being hit by a car, OC’s skateboarding punk legend Duane Peters rides again. His band, Duane Peters Gunfight, recently announced that they’ve rescheduled their postponed show at The Slidebar Rock ‘N’ Roll Cafe in Fullerton to next Tues., Dec. 11. The news comes just weeks after the 51-year old Peters was forced to cancel the show after being hit by a car while riding his skateboard in Long Beach. His injuries included a ruptured lung, bruised kidney, sprained left wrist and a smashed (not broken) left foot. After the accident forced him to postpone his band’s show Nov.11, he did what any good, hard-headed punk would do…he took a little while to walk it off.
Last month, we received this statement from his management: “We really appreciate the outpouring of support. Duane is doing better. He is pretty banged up, but resting at home. He is going to take the rest of the month to really try and heal so he can get back on stage and back on the skateboard soon.”
Peters, aka “The Master of Disaster” is probably best known as the front man for the U.S. Bombs as well as a professional skateboarder. Anyone who knows Peters is aware that saying he’s been banged up a few times in his life is a definite understatement. For more on that history, see this story we did on him a couple years ago.
The show he’s playing next week also doubles as a charity food drive. Fans who come to the show next week are asked to bring either 5 perishable food items, $10 donation or one new blanket. Openers for Duane Peters Gunfight include a three pack of local punk favorites: OCA, Dimerunner and Headaches.