One of the biggest selling, most iconic and much loved punk rock bands of all time, and just ahead of the release of their brilliant and hugely anticipated new album ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’, The Offspring have announced a UK arena tour for this November, the ‘Let The Bad Times Roll Tour’. On top of this, support on all dates will be the Swedish rock favourites, The Hives. Having a tour with two such incredible bands comes around very rarely these days, and this tour is one not to be missed under any circumstances.
THE OFFSPRING – “After nearly 2 years of not playing for our fans, the idea of getting in front of the UK crowds is beyond exciting! We can’t wait! See you soon!”
THE HIVES – ”Yes it’s true! The Hives will join The Offspring on their UK/Ireland invasion spreading the California punk sun by adding their own unique unfuckwithable version of arena garage rock. Missing out on the fun is for idiots. Sincerely The Hives”
ALL confirmed dates for the UK tour:
Tuesday 23rd November – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wednesday 24th November – Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Friday 26th November – The SSE Wembley Arena London
Saturday 27th November – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Monday 29th November – AO Arena Manchester
Tuesday 30th November – First Direct Arena Leeds
Tickets on general sale Friday.
On top of the tour, on 16 April The Offspring will be releasing their first new album in almost a decade. Their massively anticipated tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Roll will be available on Concord Records. The first single (supported by both Radio 1 and Radio 2 rock shows and added to the A list on both Kerrang! and Primordial A-lists) “Let The Bad Times Roll” is out now. The band have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, and have toured consistently, playing more than 500 shows in the last decade alone. Their music has had a lasting impact across film, television, and video games, making The Offspring a truly global phenomenon. The band is now comprised of singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada and new bassist Todd Morse.
It has now been over twenty years since The Hives unleashed their debut album, ‘Barely Legal,’ and set the music world on its head. In the two decades since, the unlikely black-and-white rock-and-roll heroes have filled the mantels of Hive Manor with countless awards, sold millions of records, and blown even more minds with a superhuman live show.
‘Barely Legal’ served as the perfect introduction to the band (Pelle Almqvist on vocals, Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem on guitars, Dr. Matt Destruction on bass, and Chris Dangerous on drums). However, it wasn’t until they released their masterful 2000 follow-up, ‘Veni Vidi Vicious,’ that the band truly exploded around the world. On the strength of hits like “Hate To Say I Told You Say” and “Main Offender,” the album went Gold in Sweden and catapulted the band to the forefront of the international garage rock revival alongside peers like The Strokes and The White Stripes. Rolling Stone would go on to name ‘Veni Vidi Vicious’ one of the Top 100 Albums of the Decade. Since then, the band have released further brilliant records, worked with the Pharrell Williams, toured the world with the likes of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and The Sonics, and continue to own live stages all of the globe.
Watch The Hives performance of ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’ Live from Lollapalooza Paris