John Gourley of Portugal. The Man adopted a puppy after his show in Seattle

December 26, 2017

photo by Mat Hayward


A little-known fact about the shows we put on at 107.7 The End is that we like to have puppies backstage for all the bands to be able to play with before or after their sets.

Gallery: Bands with puppies at Deck the Hall Ball 2016 

We have our friends from the animal rescue Motley Zoo bring little doggos and kittens to Summer Camp and Deck The Hall Ball, and sometimes after playing with the animals backstage, one of the artists decides to adopt one and take it home. Most of the time, the animals are named after songs or artists who are playing the show that day.

This year after Deck The Hall Ball, Portugal. The Man frontman John Gourley decided to adopt "Miss Atomic Bomb" (named for the song by The Killers, who played after PTM at Deck this year) after the show ended.

so...little ⭐️Miss Atomic Bomb is off to a Happy New Year with her new family @portugaltheman! John’s daughter named her ⭐️Iko Iko Unday and the word is that things are going great! All of this was set in motion at a quick little meet and greet photo session at Deck The Hall Ball earlier this month....we’re SO happy when things work out just right. Thanks @portugaltheman for adopting with us and Rock On!! --⭐️-- #motleyzoocrew#rockonrescueon#adoptdontshop#rescued#mzarrockstar#portugaltheman @mathaywardphoto @1077theend @heygregr @sherryalagheh

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Puppy Xmas for my little baby girl (lil bigger now but still my baby) Meet “Iko Iko Unday” -- “Iko” for short • thank you for bringing us together @motleyzoocrew

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According to the Instagram post from Motley Zoo, Gourley's daughter named the puppy "Iko Iko Unday," referencing the 1965 song by The Dixie Cups.

Here are a few more photos from when Portugal. The Man first met Iko.

Photo by Mat Hayward

Photo by Mat Hayward

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