Diarrhea Planet are no more. The guitar-friendly rock band who carved out their own little niche in the dwindling rock genre over the last few years thanks to their fan-friendly on-stage looseness and fun performances, played their supposed “final show” in Nashville on Saturday as the support act to Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. The band’s gig at the Tennessee city's Ryman Auditorium come following what was initially billed as their actual final performances with three nights at Nashville’s Exit/In back in early September. According to the band, this was their “victory lap,” and they made it count with some help from Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.
It’s not clear when the band - who already feature four guitarists in their lineup - brought out Simpson, Isbell and his 400 Unit bandmate Sadler Vaden to make for an impressive seven total axemen. We’re going to assume it was towards the end of the night where, as seen in the fan-shot videos below, DP had the venue going crazy with pure, unadulterated rock and roll energy. Every one of the guitar players on stage seen in the video below had their instruments and arms held high above their heads in victory of what they’d accomplished, and rightfully so. One of the members even takes the momentous opportunity to smash his guitar onto the stage. Only on a Diarrhea Planet could such reckless fun be celebrated with thunderous applause.
Diarrhea Planet didn’t announce whether or not their “Shree Thee Well” goodbye performances would be recorded and released, but one can remain hopeful. As for those bands who will continue to perform, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit recently announced their co-headlining show at Red Rocks with David Crosby & Friends come next September. Tickets for the show are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Fans can also click here for a gallery recap of a 2016 Diarrhea Planet performance in New York City.
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10.27.2018 Seven shredding guitars on one stage! @diarrheaplanet opened for #jasonisbellandthe400unit and played their final (final) show. What a fun band to watch! An excellent first and last show experience!! • • • #diarrheaplanet #thebestretiredpunkband #thatyouveneverheardof 😉 #jasonisbell #sadlervaden #sturgillsimpson