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Fat Mike’s Punk Rock Museum Set to Open in Las Vegas in ’23.

The museum that is set to document U.S. punk stories and the music scenes cultural impact over the past five decades, officially opens March 10

The Punk Rock Museum, spearheaded by Fat Mike from NOFX, is set to open in Las Vegas in 2023, and they’ve announced a new opening date, March 10, 2023 at 1422 Western Ave (it was previously scheduled to open in January).

Beginning in April, the museum will be offering guided tours from Louiche Mayorga of Suicidal Tendencies, Noodles of The Offspring, Stacey Dee and Linh Le of Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Don Bollesof The Germs/45 Graves, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks, Warren Fitzgerald and Joe Escalante of The Vandals, Pete Koller of Sick Of It All, Smelly of NOFX, Roger Miret of Agnostic Front, Intruder Blue of Masked Intruder, Scott Shiflett of Face To Face, Paddy Costello of Dillinger Four, and Zach Blair of Rise Against, with more to be confirmed.

The museum will have thousands of pieces and relics in its 12,000-square-foot space. The Museum’s collection includes a wide range of notable items, including Debbie Harry’s iconic Vultures shirt and Devo’s energy dome helmets, as well as the acoustic guitar on which Rise Against wrote some of their first songs and the bright green chainsaw Sum 41 used to kick off their shows during their, Does This Look Infected? era. The museum will also engage visitors with interactive exhibits, such as one where you can play your favourite musician’s guitar and amp.

The Punk Rock Museum’s criteria for acceptance is straightforward: “If you’re a punk band, you’re fucking in,” Fat Mike says. “It’s that simple.”

This museum is the result of the passionate, dedicated work from the museum’s “punk-rock collective,” 10 talented, like-minded musicians and industry professionals brought together by Fat Mike to plan and build this “Church of punk rock.”

Visitors can look forward to hearing about the first Germs shows from Don Bolles, walk with Roger Miret from Agnostic Front as he tells them about living in a van in the Lower East Side in the early 80s, and hear about the crazy meteoric rise to fame from Noodles of The Offspring. Everyone who books one of these tours will hear stories no one else has heard before from the people who lived them.

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