The Offspring may or may not be considered one of the godfathers of the punk-rock world, with their random appearances at festivals and concerts or just by putting out catchy tunes (cause they’re pretty fly for white guys). We can attest to that, the first and only time we saw the Offspring was at Warped Tour in 2005 and remember something about a word beginning with the letter “F” and ending in a “K.”
“It’s ‘FIRETRUCK,’ guys!”
But even though they have been in the game for such a long time, it might be surprising to find out that their hit album, Smash will be turning 20 this year. To this day, Smash has sold over 12 million copies and is still considered one of the best-selling independent records of all time.
In honor of the anniversary, the band have already announced plans to release a vinyl/CD reissue of it in August, but that’s not all. Today, an announcement was made, letting fans know that they still have it and will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20 year anniversary.
The tour will feature them performing Smash in its entirety, but once again, that is not where the surprises en. The Offspring will be joined on tour by Bad Religion and/or Pennywise as well as The Vandals, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun opening on certain dates.
A lot to take in in such a short time span.
And if that wasn’t enough news, a leaked press release shows that the band will be performing at a Chicago venue that is still TBA on September 12 meaning they will be performing at this year’s Chicago Riot Fest.
Yep. Offspring new overload.
Check out all the upcoming tour dates below.
THE OFFSPRING ‘SMASH’ TOUR:
7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion*
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage*
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory*
8/4/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5*
8/5/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5*
8/7/14 Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach*
8/8/14 Burlington, VT – Burlington Waterfront Park – Lake Champlain Maritime Festival*
8/11/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues*
8/14/14 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre#
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre#
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL – Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral#
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre#
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Music Park#
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark#
8/24/14 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre#
8/26/14 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair**
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino#
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre#
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds*
9/7/14 Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Cincinnati^
9/9/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom^
9/11/14 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Ballroom^^
* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA
^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun
ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES:
7/11/14 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre w/ The Adolescents
8/08-10/14 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal Festival w/ Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Metallica, Slayer and more.
9/06/14 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre/Chill On The Hill 2014 w/ Rise Against, Bad Religion, A Day To Remember and more.
9/12/14 Chicago, IL – Venue TBA