NOFX Announce Initial Dates For Their Farewell Tour

NOFX have announced the first set of dates for their farewell tour. The trek, which will also serve as a 40th anniversary tour, will find the band playing 40-song sets in 40 cities. Here’s the initial dates:

04/22-23 Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (campout)
05/13 San Diego, CA – TBA
05/19-20 Barcelona, SPA – TBA
06/02 Linz, AUT – TBA
06/24-25 Columbus, OH – TBA (campout)
06/22-23 Tacoma, WA – TBA
09/16 San Francisco, CA – TBA
09/30 St. Petersburg, FL – TBA

NOFX’s Fat Mike commented:

“This is not a final tour like Mötley Crüe or Black Sabbath… These are the very last shows NOFX will ever be playing. We are gonna play with all our hearts…With all our joy…And then we are done. We are done done.”

NOFX Premiere New Song “Punk Rock Cliché”

NOFX have premiered a new song titled “Punk Rock Cliché.” This track is from the band’s new album “Double Album,” which will be released on December 2.

Fat Mike told SPIN the following about the song:

“Well, it’s a song I wrote probably six years ago when I was staying on Matt Skiba’s couch — as one does. This is when he had just been asked to join Blink-182 and they were demoing songs for California. I said, “Hey, check this out.” I played the song, and I said “I think this would be a great Blink-182 song.” He worked on some of the lyrics with me — some of them were already written. It was the first time we wrote together. He brought it to the band, they recorded it, and a few weeks later, Travis Barker did a bunch of interviews with NME and Exclaim! and whoever else, and in all the interviews, he said, “We have a new song called ‘Punk Rock Cliché,’ and it’s the best song on the album. I’m really excited about it.’ So when I saw those articles, I was really stoked.

They recorded the album, they recorded the song for the album, and their label said “This is your first single.” Matt called me and said, “Dude, you won’t believe this, but your song ‘Punk Rock Cliché’ is going to be our first single.” It was a big deal because it was their first single in years. Then he called me up six weeks later and said, “I don’t know how to tell you this, but I told the band you wrote the song and they dropped it off the album completely.” I was really bummed because I thought it was going to be my first radio hit. I didn’t really understand at the time, but I thought about it, and I figured, “Well, they just kicked Tom out of the band, so if anyone got word that I wrote it…” To be clear, I didn’t care. I was going to ghostwrite it. But I could see how someone saying “Oh, you had to get Fat Mike to write a song for you” would be something they didn’t want to come out.

But it was just weird because Travis and I used to text and talk pretty regularly. He played on one of my albums. We weren’t close, but we were friends. And he just never spoke to me again after that. At first, it felt really, really bad for me. It really bummed me out because I got my hopes up, and I really liked the song. So about a year or two later, NOFX recorded it — because it was still my song. It didn’t make it on Single Album, but it was recorded four or five years ago. Now, it’s coming out on our new album. It’s funny because six months ago, I reached out to [Blink-182] and said “Hey, you guys want to do a split seven-inch? It would be pretty cool to have both versions of the same songs.” No response from anyone. No shit, but their version is way better than the NOFX version. I tried really hard, but Travis just killed it. He’s such a monster on drums. Skiba was singing it. Seriously, I really wanted to kick their ass on it, but I think their version is better. It’s too bad because I really thought it would be a really cool split with them, but the world only gets to hear the NOFX version of “Punk Rock Cliché” for now.”

On another note, the frontman also commented on the band’s farewell tour:

“Well, 2023 is not our last year. That’s when our last tour starts, but we’re going into 2024. It will be our absolute final tour. I just don’t enjoy it like I used to, but we are all excited about playing our final shows. We’re going to play every album we’ve ever recorded. Every city is going to be very special. We’ll have been a band for 40 years with all original members, and we’re going to play 40 cities. Every show, we’re going to play 40 different songs. It’s just a whole bunch of cool things with these last shows.”

NOFX’s Fat Mike To Open Punk Rock Museum In Las Vegas, NV

According to Spin. NOFX’s Mike “Fat Mike” Burkett will be opening a 12,000-square-foot Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, NV on January 13. The facility will feature items from Debbie Harry, Devo, Rise Against, Sum 41, and more. It will also include various interactive exhibits.

Burkett recruited a 10-person “punk-rock collective” to create this “church of punk rock.” It included musicians and investors such as Pat Smear (Foo Fighters), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Kevin Lyman, (Vans Warped Tour), and pro-skater Tony Hawk. Burkett said the following:

“If you’re a punk band, you’re fucking in. It’s that simple.”

“We want people to come from Indonesia and see the flier of their band on the wall. You know how proud they would feel? I want anyone in a punk band around the world to have that opportunity.”

Vinnie Fiorello (ex-Less Than Jake) also commented:

“This is a love letter to punk rock. We want to show this common passion amongst so many different people for this form of music.”

Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise) added:

“[Punk] becomes the soundtrack of your life. It’s such a dedicated fanbase and these people are in it for fucking life. When people get into punk rock, they really sink their teeth into it and don’t let go. We wanted to create a place for these people and for people who don’t know much about it.”

NOFX To Release “Double Album” In December, Premiere New Song “Darby Crashing Your Party”

NOFX will be releasing a new album, titled “Double Album,” on December 2. The effort will serve as a follow-up to last year’s “Single Album” and its first single, “Darby Crashing Your Party,” can be found below:

“Double Album ” Track Listing:

01. “Darby Crashing Your Party”
02. “My Favorite Enemy”
03. “Don’t Count On Me”
04. “Johanna Constant Teen”
05. “Punk Rock Cliché”
06. “Fuck Day Six”
07. “Is It Too Soon If Time Is Relative?”
08. “Alcopollack”
09. “Three Against Me”
10. “Gone With The Heroined”

Fat Mike said the following about the band’s decision to do a double album:

“I wish I knew. OK. I mean, we have a lot of records. I’m not sure how many, let’s call it 15 with 10 more EPs and 65 7″s. I wanted to do a double album cuz there are no good ones out there. Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ is about it. ‘Quadrophenia’ is OK, I guess, if you’re a Who fan. Definitely not [The Beatles’] ‘White Album.’ I don’t think anybody else has made good double albums. Certainly not Husker Du, Minutemen, or Smashing Pumpkins.

I really like ‘Single Album’ a lot, but the songs on ‘Double Album’ aren’t quite up to scratch. All these songs were recorded at the same time, except this one was finished two years later. I think it’s a very enjoyable album, and maybe our funniest. I think it is what a lot of our fans will want to hear and it’s a great side three and four for a double album. I accomplished my goal of making a solid double-album, but it just took a lot longer than I expected.”

He also added:

“You have to laugh at everything, because the world is just falling apart and you have to have a good attitude not to take things seriously. So this is how I’ve always done it. I make people laugh every day. I usually do it in a self-deprecating way, it’s just how I go through life: I have as much fun as I can. That’s what life is—trying to find all the happiness you can. And spreading happiness. Which is what I feel like is supposed to be my job in life—spreading joy.”

This news comes after Fat Mike recently revealed that the band are planning to call it quits in 2023.

NOFX’s Fat Mike: “Next Year Will Be Our Last Year”

It looks like NOFX are planning to call it quits next year. Frontman Fat Mike confirmed the news while replying to a Canadian fan on Instagram.

“Actually, We love Canada, it’s just that next year will be our last year. We will be announcing our final shows soon. It’s been an amazing run….”

He also told another fan that the band’s final show will take place in Los Angels, CA:

“Los Angeles will be the last place we play. It’s where we started, it’s where we’ll end.”

[via Spin]

NOFX Members Cover Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law” For Liquid Death Super Bowl Commercial

If you missed it, a Liquid Death commercial aired during the Super Bowl yesterday (February 13) and it featured a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law.” The track was recorded by NOFX’s Fat Mike and El Hefe and it can be heard in the below ad:

NOFX Premiere Animated Video For “The Big Drag”

NOFX have premiered an animated video for their song “The Big Drag.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Single Album.“ Fat Mike commented:

“I’m more excited than… a very excited person would be about this video! Why? Firstly, because I didn’t have to do anything but write the song. I asked the Mad Twins from the Ukraine to choose a song from our album to make a video for. They said it would have to be ‘The Big Drag.’ They wanted something very dark… They wrote the treatment for it, and I was blown away. It’s nothing that I would have ever thought of. Well, I threw in a couple of things. They said it would take them six months of working 10 hours a day to finish it… They also said it sucks balls to live in the Ukraine during COVID in the winter. Well, they finished it in five months!!!! And wow!!!!! They fucking killed!!!”

NOFX Announce 2021 Denver, CO And Worcester, MA Punk In Drublic Festivals

NOFX have announced two Punk In Drublic festivals. One will be held at Sculpture Park in Denver, CO on July 17, while the other will be held at The Paladium Outdoors in Worcester, MA on September 25. Here’s the lineups:

July 17 (Denver, CO): NOFX, Less Than Jake, Sick of It All, Get Dead, and Potato Pirates.

September 25 (Worcester, MA): NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, and Get Dead.

Furthermore, both events will also “feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings.”

NOFX Drop Off 2021 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, Descendents Added

NOFX have officially dropped off the 2021 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Descendents will now be taking their place.

NOFX’s decision to pull out of the event was related to backlash they received for a joke they made about the October 2017 Las Vegas, NV shooting during their set at the 2018 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. The group previously apologized for the incident, but it appears some people are still not too happy with them. Fat Mike issued the following statement:

“I’ve been playing and bowling at ‘Punk Rock Bowling‘ since the very first one when there were only 22 teams. PRB is my favorite time of the year. Like so many of you, I not only get to see my favorite bands, but I also get to see my punk friends from high school. This event is my reunion, it’s my convention, and it’s my church…. I was so fucking excited to play it this year….. but sadly we are not going to.

NOFX had a meeting this week and decided we shouldn’t play out of respect that wounds are still healing. There has been a lot of hate messages and threats because we are on the bill, It just feels wrong. We know we said shitty things that caused it, so we get it. Sorry to everyone that wanted to see us. It’ll have to be in a different city.

Hopefully we can see you all in Vegas when the time’s right. But not Everything Sucks, I talked to Milo yesterday…. And he’s comin! Decendents are taking our spot! It’s pretty fucking cool that we are being replaced by a better band! I wish I could be there to see ’em.

Actually very sincere,
Fat Mike and NOFX“

The 2021 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is scheduled to take place on September 24-26 and the updated lineup can be found below:

September 24:

Frank Turner
The Menzingers
The Queers
Roy Ellis
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Seized Up
The Linecutters
The Sunnydales

September 25:

Circle Jerks
Streetlight Manifesto
Leftover Crack
Gorilla Biscuits
Youth Brigade
The Bronx
The Aggrolites
Good Riddance
Plague Vendor
Field Day
Decent Criminal
Side Eyes
Suburban Resistance

September 26:

Murder City Devils
The Lawrence Arms
Municipal Waste
The English Beat
Riverboat Gamblers
The Schizophonics
Bishops Green
Bridge City Sinners
The Last Gang
Holy Fever
Babe Patrol
The Twits

NOFX Premiere “Fuck Euphemism” Lyric Video

NOFX have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Fuck Euphemism.” This track is from the band’s new album “Single Album,“ which will be released on February 26.

Fat Mike commented:

“We had to make a lyric video for this song because these might be my favorite lyrics I’ve ever written. Oh, what fun it is to write a song that’s completely PC, but sure as hell sounds like it isn’t!”

He also added the following during an interview with Spin:

“I consider myself queer and part of it, so I can sing a song like this. I live a BDSM lifestyle and I’m a crossdresser, so it did bother me when people were calling me a cis male. I like the whole thing of defining yourself using your own terms, because I’m a punk rocker first, and then a submissive crossdressing male. The transgender community and the gay community are taking a stance on how we want to be known, and I’m going to be known as a certain way.”