The Offspring unveiled a live performance video for “Gone Away.” The video, directed by Sean Sheetz, was filmed over two nights in September at Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl and the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.
A reimagined version of the song (which was originally recorded for the band’s 1997 platinum-selling album Ixnay on the Hombre) appears on The Offspring’s acclaimed, chart-topping tenth studio album Let the Bad Times Roll, released earlier this year. The new arrangement of “Gone Away” – which transforms the song into an elegiac piano ballad – has re-emerged as a fan favorite, and during this extended period of collective grief, the song has taken on a particular emotional resonance for many people.
In his introduction to the song, lead singer Dexter Holland notes, “Many of you have lost someone close to you, I know that I certainly have. When I’ve been singing this song lately, I’ve been thinking about that.”
And as guitarist Noodles recently observed, “’Gone Away’ may not be the biggest song we’ve ever done, but it’s probably touched people more profoundly than any song we’ve ever done. It’s a heavy song about losing someone in your life, and that happens to everybody. Unfortunately, it’s part of the human experience and people can relate. To all the fans that love that song and have experienced that loss, our heart goes out to you. We’ve been there, and we share your grief.”
The Offspring, recently announced Tattoo Pop Up Events with Old Sarum Tattoo and Hard Rock Cafe. Old Sarum Tattoo will be offering an all-day fan experience at selected locations across the UK in conjunction with the bands headline dates through November 2022.
The band, along with Old Sarum tattoo, have designed a series of special custom Offspring Flash Sheets which fans will be able to book in and get inked. Full details can be found – HERE
All tattoos are via a first-come, first-served basis. This means to get in early to ensure your slot, your tattoo will require Photo-ID. They will be taking cash and card payments. No deposits can be taken to book time slots.
Selected Hard Rock venues with have a special menu featuring items made using a dash of Gringo Bandito (Dexters Hot Sauce) There will also be select merchandise items available only at these pop up events plus a limited number of stickers to giveaway. No ticket needed for entry.
The Offspring Tattoo and Merch Event dates are:
21st November – Hard Rock Cafe – Dublin
23rd November – Fuel Rock Club – Cardiff
24th November – The Victoria – Birmingham
26th November – Hard Rock Cafe Mayfair – London
27th November – Merch store – Hard Rock Cafe – Glasgow
27th November – Tattoo booth – Believer Tattoo – Glasgow
29th November – Hard Rock Cafe – Manchester
30th November – Revolution Electric Press – Leeds