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The Offspring Hit the Road for 2012 North American Tour



The Offspring will hit the road for their North American tour starting Thursday, August 30 in Rockford, IL.  The tour includes performances at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (September 27), Terminal 5 in New York City (September 19), the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (October 5) and San Jose Civic in Northern California (October 2). Supporting them at various engagements are Dead Sara and Neon Trees. Also on their itinerary: a headlining slot on the first night of Riot Fest in Chicago (September 14).

The band, which consists of Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg Kriesel (bass) and Pete Parada (drums)—are in the midst of a national tour supporting their Active Rock and Alternative hit “Days Go By” with its signature guitar line and lyrics about hope in uncertain times. The song is from their acclaimed ninth studio album of the same name (Columbia).

“A healthy representation of how the quartet has evolved from its punk roots,” noted Billboard (5/26/12) about the single “Days Go By,” adding:  “Vocalist Dexter Holland is still adept at delivering well-timed alt-rock hooks, and veteran producer Bob Rock keeps this a tight affair.”  Commenting about the album, the OC Weekly (6/21/12) said that “the band haven't given up their edge while still keeping their crown in the pop-punk strata. Lyrically, the album comes across as one of the Offspring's most personal, with touches of the frustration of the daily grind.”

Offspring’s last album, 2008's Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, featured the alternative and rock radio staples “Hammerhead” and “You're Gonna Go Far, Kid.”  Also among the band's best-known hits are the rock anthems “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” and “The Kids Aren't Alright."  The Huntington Beach, CA-based band has performed over 1100 shows across the globe and sold more than 36 million albums worldwide.  Their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all-time on an independent label.

Catch the band on tour when they visit a city near you:


DATE CITY VENUE
8/30/12 Rockford, IL On The Waterfront Festival
8/31/12 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
9/2/12 Toronto, ON Echo Beach*
9/3/12 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
9/5/12 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
9/6/12 Boston, MA House of Blues*
9/8/12 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center**
9/9/12 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage**
9/11/12 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel**
9/12/12 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center**
9/14/12 Chicago, IL Congress Theater - Riot Fest
9/15/12 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live - DC101 Kerfuffle
9/16/12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -   WEND Weenie Roast
9/19/12 New York, NY Terminal 5**
9/20/12 Huntington, NY The Paramount**
9/22/12 Philadelphia, PA Penn's Landing
9/27/12 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium**
9/29/12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre   - KISW Pain In The Grass 
9/30/12 Tucson, AZ Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium -   KFMA Fall Ball 
10/2/12 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic**
10/3/12 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Resort**
10/5/12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium**
10/6/12 Las Vegas, NV Boulevard Pool at The   Cosmopolitan***


*Dead Sara supporting
**Neon Trees and Dead Sara supporting
***Neon Trees supporting




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