The Offspring, one of rockâ€™s most exciting and enduring bands, have announced they will hit the road this May for their first full North American tour in nearly 4 years. The announcement came via the bandâ€™s just unveiled â€œS*** Is F***ed Upâ€ tour widget featuring a mock â€œpresidential addressâ€ by Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar). View the widget now on www.offspring.com.
Dexter along with Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) will kick things off May 15 in Nashville, TN. The tour will feature different openers on each leg and will be highlighted by a hometown show June 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
Following the success of the single â€œHammerheadâ€ and its follow-up â€œYouâ€™re Gonna Go Far, Kid,â€ The Offspring remain a favorite on the airwaves with â€œKristy, Are You Doing Okay?,â€ the bandâ€™s third radio hit from their latest Columbia Records release Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.
Produced by the legendary Bob Rock [Metallica, The Cult], the new album has forged new territory while staying true to the Offspring’s vision. Every song on their eighth studio release delivers, lengthening the list of accomplishments from a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide. Fifteen years after its release, their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.
Initial tour dates are listed below with the latest information continually updated online at www.offspring.com.
DATE: CITY/STATE: VENUE: ON SALE:
05/15/09 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park (Merrell Crawfish Boil Festival) 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
05/17/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (The 2009 MMR*B*Q festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM
05/19/09 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall 3/28/09 @ 10:00 AM
05/20/09 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre 4/3/09 (time tbd)
05/22/09 Kansas City, MO City Market (Buzz Under The Stars festival) on sale now
05/25/09 Sioux City, IA Gateway Arena 4/4/09 @ 10:30 AM
05/26/09 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
05/28/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Punk Rocks festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM
05/30/09 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
06/01/09 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/03/09 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre 3/27/09 @ 12:00 Noon
06/05/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
06/09/09 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/10/09 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena tbd
06/12/09 Calgary, AB The Stampede Corral 3/27/09 (time tbd)
06/13/09 Edmonton, AB Northlands – Hall D 3/27/09 (time tbd)
06/15/09 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Park tbd
06/17/09 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre tbd
06/19/09 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium tbd
06/20/09 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 4/11/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/21/09 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheater at Tower City 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/23/09 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion 4/4/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/24/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/26/09 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest on sale now
06/27/09 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn tbd
06/28/09 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
06/30/09 Canandaigua, NY CMAC tbd
07/02/09 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheater 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM
07/03/09 St-Ephrem de Tring, QC Woodstock en Beauce Festival tbd
07/07/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom tbd
07/08/09 New York, NY Roseland tbd
07/10/09 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena tbd
07/11/09 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion tbd
07/14/09 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Boutique Amphitheatre at The Music Factory tbd
07/16/09 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live tbd
07/17/09 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre tbd
07/18/09 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amp tbd
Alkaline Trio & Street Dogs will support 5/19/09-6/9/09 on headlining dates.
Shiny Toy Guns & Street Dogs will support 6/10/09-6/17/09.
Dropkick Murphys will support 6/19/09-6/30/09.
Pennywise will support 7/2/09.
Sum 41 will support 7/10/09-7/18/09.