Surefire Machine Guitarist Zeke Galt's Skydiving Tattoo Video Available
On August 11th, Zeke Galt of Canada's Surefire Machine took his band's motto - "Have a good time, All the time" - to a whole new level by getting tattooed while plummeting to the Earth from 11,000 feet in the air. The stunt, aimed at promoting his band took place at the Edmonton Sky Dive Center and witnessed the thrill seeker jumping out of an airplane and getting the initials of his band - SFM - tattooed on his forearm. Adding to the adrenaline, the 'artist' was a professional skydiver and not a professional tattoo artist.
"Everyone's been asking me what could possibly drive someone to jump out of a plane and get tattooed, and the answer is simple: How many people can say they've done something like this? Apparently none in North America, and that feels unbelievable - every time I look at the initials I can't help but be stoked," commented the guitarist and added, " Only problem now is, I don't know what to follow it up with!"
Watch the video below.
Successfully completing the feat, Zeke has set a North American record for the first tandem free fall tattoo as well as a World Record.
Surefire Machine is on their third cross-Canada escapade, titled the "Sinnin’ & Grinnin’" tour, to promote their self titled EP. Dates are as follows, with more to be announced.
Sept. 03 Toronto, ON - The Hide Out
Sept. 05 New Minas, NS - West Side Charlies w/ Disasterman
Sept. 06 Digby, NS - Wharf Rat Biker Rally
Sept. 23 Toronto, ON - The Central - Toronto Independent Music Awards Live Showcase
Oct. 7-10 Toronto, ON - Indie Week (www.indieweek.com)
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