Authority Zero

Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium’s legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK’s Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, AUTHORITY ZERO continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors. At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.

Past Shows


Sep
17
th
2023
Fine Line
Sep
17
th
2023
Fine Line

Bowling For Soup

with Authority Zero and MEST
May
24
th
2014
Turf Club
May
24
th
2014
Turf Club

Authority Zero

with Torches to Triggers and Blue Ruin
Sep
22
nd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
22
nd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Authority Zero

with Pretty Ugly and Version 5
Oct
16
th
2011
7th St Entry
Oct
16
th
2011
7th St Entry

Authority Zero

with The Japhies, Trenchtown and Tiger Blue

More Shows

Jul
12
th
Turf Club

Becky Kapell and The Fat Six, Terry Walsh and 2 A.M. and Curtiss A and the Dark Click

Oct
13
th
Turf Club

Panopticon

with Exulansis and Primeval Well
Jul
30
th
7th St Entry

Vinny Franco and the Love Channel

with Colin Bracewell, RAWTWHYLAH and Charmaine
Jul
22
nd
Turf Club

Sunny Sweeney

with Cam Pierce