Its hard to believe that Huntington Beachs flyest white guys have been a band for almost 25 years now. But, come May 15th, The Offspring will in fact prove this when it kicks off the two month, 37-date “The Shit Is Fucked Up” tour in Nashville, Tennessee. “President” Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar) announced the tour in a mock State of the Union Address that was posted as a widget on their official website.
The fun runs through July 18th and will feature its fair share of punk contemporaries. Alkaline Trio and Street Dogs will be supporting the first leg of the tour while Shiny Toy Guns hops on for a week, Dropkick Murphys for nearly two, Sum 41 for eight shows, and Pennywise even shows up for one date.
When The Offspring hit the stage, expect a lot of new material from last year’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace – after all, to date the album has sold 1.8 million copies worldwide and spawned three hit singles including “Hammerhead”, “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid”, and “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?”. As for the band’s composition, Save the Day’s Pete Prada, who has been filling in on drums since the departure of Atom Willard, will likely continue backing Holland, Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman, and Greg Kriesel throughout the summer.
The Offspring 2009 Tour Dates:
05/15 – Nashville, TN @ Merrell Crawfish Boil Festival
05/17 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center #!
05/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall #!
05/20 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre #!
05/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Buzz Under The Stars Festival
05/25 – Sioux City, IA @ Gateway Arena #!
05/26 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center #!
05/28 – Morrison, CO @ Punk Rocks Festival
05/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater #!
06/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre #!
06/03 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre #!
06/05 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater #!
06/09 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater #!
06/10 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC Thunderbird Arena %!
06/12 – Calgary, AB @ The Stampede Corral %!
06/13 – Edmonton, AB @ Northlands %!
06/15 – Saskatoon, SK @ Prairieland Park %!
06/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre %!
06/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium ^
06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion ^
06/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Amphitheate ^
06/23 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion ^
06/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion ^
06/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
06/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn ^
06/28 – Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hall ^
06/30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC ^
07/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheater &
07/03 – St-Ephrem de Tring, QC @ Woodstock en Beauce Festival
07/07 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
07/08 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom *
07/10 – Boston, MA @ Tsongas Arena *
07/11 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion *
07/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Boutique Amphitheatre *
07/16 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live *
07/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
07/18 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater *
# = w/ Alkaline Trio
! = w/ Street Dogs
% = w/ Shiny Toy Guns
^ = w/ Dropkick Murphys
& = w/ Pennywise
* = w/ Sum 41