Though the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (also known as D.R.I.) have been around for more than 18 years they never gained a mainstream audience. The band formed in Houston in 1982 before relocating to San Francisco in 1983 where they lived in their van in between shows. Their music is a mix of hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences. They even coined a sub-genre crossover thrash from their most popular album Crossover that was released in 1987. D.R.I. is appropriately defined as the major band of the crossover movement. Their last album was released in 1995. Since then many of their old albums have been re-released including Crossover (Millennium Edition,) The Dirty Rotten EP, The Dirty Rotten LP, Violent Pacification, and Dealing With It. Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Tickets are popular since there has been talk of an eighth album, which has yet to materialize.
date city state venue 3/22/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 5/31/2014 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 6/28/2014 Westland MI The Token Lounge
date city state venue 2/23/2013 Cleveland OH Peabodys Downunder 3/9/2013 San Francisco CA Slims 3/10/2013 West Hollywood CA House of Blues Sunset Strip 4/19/2013 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 4/23/2013 Patchogue NY The Emporium 4/24/2013 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage
date city state venue 3/20/2012 Columbus OH Outland on Liberty 3/21/2012 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 3/24/2012 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 12/5/2012 Poughkeepsie NY The Loft 12/7/2012 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre
date city state venue 1/16/2011 Ventura CA Ventura Theatre 1/27/2011 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 1/27/2011 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 1/29/2011 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 1/29/2011 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 1/30/2011 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 2/14/2011 Austin TX Emo's Austin 2/15/2011 San Antonio TX White Rabbit 2/18/2011 Oklahoma City OK The Conservatory 2/19/2011 Tulsa OK The Marquee 2/26/2011 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre 2/27/2011 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 5/6/2011 Anaheim CA Chain Reaction 5/9/2011 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep 5/10/2011 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 12/4/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 12/14/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 12/16/2011 San Francisco CA Slims 12/17/2011 West Hollywood CA Key Club 12/17/2011 West Hollywood CA Key Club
date city state venue 11/18/2010 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 12/17/2010 Denver CO Bluebird Theater