The Press Release:
Today, The Offspring have announced their 2023 run – Let The Bad Times Roll Tour – with special guests Sum 41 and Simple Plan. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour kicks off on August 1 at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA making stops across the U.S. in Irvine, Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, St. Louis and more before wrapping up in Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center on September 3
“One of the best things about being on tour is traveling the world playing to great audiences, and it’s even better when you can do it with your friends – we had sold out International tours with Simple Plan and Sum 41, and we’re excited that they’ll be joining us this Summer in America. It’s going to be great!” said Dexter Holland of The Offspring
“We couldn’t be more excited to get back on tour all across the US with our friends The Offspring and Sum 41! We had such a blast touring with both of them last year that we just had to do it again and put together what we feel will be one of the most awesome tours of the summer. There’s nothing like going to see a show outside on a perfect summer night, and we hope our fans will join us and enjoy this really special show. See you there!” said Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan.
“We’re so excited to be back touring the States with The Offspring and Simple Plan this summer!” said Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. “There’s nothing better than hitting the road with your friends, and we can’t wait to bring the tour to you – see you soon!”
Frequently regarded as one of the best rock bands of all time, The Offspring have garnered a reputation for their unmistakable sound and social comment. The multi-platinum band first achieved worldwide success in the 90’s with the release of their album Smash, which sold over 11 million copies. Following Smash, they continued to release hit after hit, popularizing rock at a mainstream level. The group is also currently working on new music.
Throughout their career, they’ve sold over a staggering 40 million albums, and toured arenas, and built a global fan base. Let the Bad Times Roll marks the band’s tenth studio album and third album produced by the legendary Bob Rock. True to the irreverence at the core of their rock music, the band and lyricist Dexter Holland took a view to today’s cultural moments and didn’t shy away from creating topical material in this album.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with Citi presales on Tuesday, March 21. The general onsale will begin Friday, March 24 at 10 am Local Time on LiveNation.com
The Tour Dates:
Aug 01 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
Aug 03 — Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 05 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 06 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug 08 — Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 09 — Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
Aug 11 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug 12 — North Little Rock, AR — Simmons Bank Arena
Aug 13 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug 15 — Atlanta, GA — Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug 16 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Aug 18 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 19 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 20 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug 22 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
Aug 23 — Clarkston, MI — Pine Knob Music Theatre
Aug 25 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center
Aug 26 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Aug 27 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Aug 29 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
Aug 30 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Sep 01 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sep 02 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 03 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
ABOUT OFFSPRING: The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band’s lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland, bassist Todd Morse and lead guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman. Over the course of their 38-year career, they have released ten studio albums. The Offspring is often credited—alongside fellow California bands Green Day and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in rock in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling rock bands in history.
ABOUT SIMPLE PLAN: From their new millennium rise to MTV superstardom through pop-punk’s modern resurgence, SIMPLE PLAN have been an indelible part of pop culture since forming in Montreal in 1999. They’ve sold 10 million albums worldwide, won multiple Juno Awards, performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics – and, most recently, launched the omnipresent #ImJustAKid TikTok challenge that’s spawned more than 3.4 million videos, including clips from Hilary Duff, Ed Sheeran, Usher and Venus and Serena Williams. But most importantly, they’ve never lost connection with what really matters: their audience.
That ambition is fully on display on the band’s sixth studio album, HARDER THAN IT LOOKS. The first self-released album from Comeau, vocalist Pierre Bouvier and guitarists Sébastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco, the album respects Simple Plan’s storied career while pushing forward in new ways, with songs like “The Antidote,” “Ruin My Life” (ft. Deryck Whibley),“Congratulations,” “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)” and “Iconic” set to stand as fan favorites for years to come.
ABOUT SUM 41: Looking back at the band’s storied 27-year career with over 15 million records sold worldwide, multiple Billboard Charting releases, a Grammy Award nomination, 2 Juno Awards (7 nominations), a Kerrang! Award in 2002, and multiple Alternative Press Music Awards, Sum 41 is still at the top of their game. Vocalist Deryck Whibley shas hared that the band’s new double album, titled Heaven and Hell, is shaping up to be the most ambitious of their career – half of the album brings Sum 41 back to their pop punk roots, Heaven, and half of the album is strictly metal, Hell.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So while this touring announcement is on the awesome side, this disclosure might surprise you considering just how many bands and shows I’ve seen over the years. Believe it or not, I have never seen any of the bands on this announcement. The funny part of it was that I was probably the first in my circle to own The Offspring album with “Self Esteem” and even did this with a cover band back in the day. Don’t go looking for any footage though as that kind of stuff wasn’t done in the Stone Age ;p I also really enjoyed Simple Plan and Sum 41 but never got to see them either. If I end up at one of the regional shows you can guarantee that I will be making sure to catch everyone. I sugges that you readers do the same. So wrapping this up on a very busy Monday morning already, I wonder what you all think about the news. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. Please stay safe out there.