The Offspring Announce ‘Smash’ 20th Anniversary Tour
Punk-rockers The Offspring have just announced that they’ll be hitting the road in celebration of 20 years since the release of their landmark album Smash. The guys will start things off at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA, on July 11. They then land in Pittsburgh on July 29 and go on to a series of shows throughout the Northeast, including a two-night engagement at Terminal 5 in New York on August 4 and 5 and a show at House of Blues in Boston on August 11. After that, they’ll head South, landing in Tampa, FL, on August 14, followed by a series of shows throughout Florida and eventually up in Atlanta and then the Midwest, ultimately hitting Las Vegas on August 27 and then Mountain View, CA, on August 31 before turning around and heading back through the middle of the country. They’ll finish up at the famed Chicago Riot Fest on September 12. Shows will consist of set lists featuring all the tracks off Smash, as well as some new and classic tunes from the band’s catalogue. They’ll be joined throughout the tour by fellow punk legends Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Vandals, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, CA, The Offspring is one of the best selling punk bands of all time. Smash (which spawned the hit singles “Come Out and Play”, “Self Esteem” and “Gotta Get Away”) has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, which makes it the best-selling album ever released on an independent label.