Descendents announce fall tour dates

It’s been a week since the Descendents came back in full force and it looks like they have no plans on slowing down. On Wednesday (June 15), the punk legends announced that they will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The fall tour will kick-off with an appearance at Riot Fest Denver during the weekend of Sept. 2-5. After taking a week or so off, the tour will kick into high gear on Sept. 19 with a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN which will be followed with an appearance at Riot Fest Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 16-18. The sporadically scheduled tour will come to a close on Nov. 12 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR.

Joining the punk band on their tour will be Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Fucked Up, and Bully. The four groups will take turns opening up for the band during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


09/02-05 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/16-18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/22 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
09/24 – Pozo, CA @ Picnic in Pozo
09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *
10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *
10/06 – Boston, MA @ The Royale +
10/08 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater #
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
10/15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore #
11/09-10 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^

* = w/ Modern Baseball
+ = w/ Beach Slang
# = w/ Fucked Up
^ = w/ Bully

The Descendents fall tour is in support of Hypercaffium Spazzinate which is set to be released on July 29 through Epitaph Records. Last week the group confirmed the release of the new album and even unveiled the first single from the record “Victim of Me.” Hypercaffium Spazzinate is the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s Cool to Be You.

Descendents return with ‘Victim of Me’

It’s been a few months since the Descendents announced that they would be returning to Epitaph Records for a brand new record, and now, we have the lead single from the impending release. On Tuesday (June 7), the punk pioneers released “Victim of Me,” one of the many songs to be featured on their seventh studio album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate.

“I think one of the things that’s kept us inspired over the years is having the music as an outlet for our frustrations,” singer Milo Aukerman explains. “Having the freedom to completely blow my voice out every time I recorded was a very positive experience for me.” Listen to “Victim of Me” below.

In April, the band revealed that they had returned to Epitaph Records armed with a brand new, comeback album. The record, according to the band at the time, would have a summer release which has now been confirmed to be July 29. Hypercaffium Spazzinate marks the band’s first new album since 2004’s Cool To Be You as well as their first album to be released via Epitaph since 1996’s Everything Sucks.

The band made their “comeback” announcement during a secret hometown show in April at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, CA. Not only did the show have special meaning because of the new album unveiling, but also because it was their first hometown show in 20 years.

For those who have been waiting patiently since the release of Cool To Be You, pre-orders for Hypercaffium Spazzinate are currently available here. The album art and track listing for the new album can be seen below.

Hypercaffium Spazzinate track listing:

1. “Feel This”
2. “Victim Of Me”
3. “On Paper”
4. “Shameless Halo”
5. “No Fat Burger”
6. “Testosterone”
7. “Without Love”
8. “We Got Defeat”
9. “Smile”
10. “Limiter”
11. “Fighting Myself”
12. “Spineless and Scarlet Red”
13. “Human Being”
14. “Full Circle”
15. “Comeback Kid”
16. “Beyond The Music”