After wrapping up tours last year in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil, The Offspring are headed back to their home turf for their first full North American tour in almost four years.
The tour kicks off at with a slot at the Crawfish Boil Festival in Riverfront Park in Nashville, May 15 and concludes with a show at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, Fla., July 18.
Additional dates include shows at Nokia Theatre in Dallas (May 20), a performance at Punk Rocks festival at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. (May 28), MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 17), The Lawn in Indianapolis (June 27) and Roseland in New York (July 8).
Dexter Holland has something to scowl about as The Offspring plays a set at Switzerland's Gampel open air festival.
August 21, 2004
Alkaline Trio, Street Dogs, Shiny Toy Guns, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise and Sum 41 will take turns opening for The Offspring.
Don’t worry, nothing has changed with the guys. They’re still singing about girlfriends who have issues and kids that aren’t alright. In case you were wondering, this tour is called “S**t is F***ed Up.” The title is appropriate considering the state of our country’s economy and maybe that’s what The Offspring was going for since the tour was announced via a widget on the band’s Web site featuring a mock “presidential address” by frontman Dexter Holland.
President Holland, huh? I wonder what he would suggest to fix the economy? I bet the first step would be to stimulate the economy by buying some tickets to a punk rock show.
Tickets for select dates of the tour are on sale now on the band’s Web site Offspring.com.