Dropkick Murphys And Rancid Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. The Bronx will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater
08/11 Kansas City, MO – Grinders
08/13 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln on the Streets
08/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
08/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Outside
08/17 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
08/18 Cincinnati, OH – Smale Park
08/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of N.H. Pavilion
08/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
08/22 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
08/23 Columbus, OH – Express Live
08/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live
08/27 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
08/28 New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/31 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Center
09/01 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford H.C. Amphitheater
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/24 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (no The Bronx)
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Civic Center (no The Bronx)
09/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
09/28 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust Theatre
09/29 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo
10/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom Outdoors
10/02 Sandy, UT – U of U Health Plaza
10/04 Nampa, IN – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
10/05 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
10/07 Palo Alto, CA – Frost Amphitheater
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/09 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC Festival Grounds
10/10 San Diego, CA – Petco Park San Diego
10/12 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
10/13 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotels Theater
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong commented:

“Looking forward to hitting the road with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our ‘Boston To Berkeley’ tour. Our good buddies The Bronx will be joining us on tour as well. See ya in the pit!”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey added:

“Can’t wait to get back out there and kick the touring door open again. This is a great lineup and we are gonna take the country by storm.”

Dropkick Murphys & Rancid Announce Spring Co-Headlining Tour

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid have announced a spring co-headlining tour. Gerry Cinnamon (select dates) and Jesse Ahern will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/03 Concord, NC – Epicenter (no Jesse Ahern)
05/04 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/05 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/06 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/08 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville (no Jesse Ahern)
05/10 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/11 Austin, TX – The Lawn at the Long Center (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/12 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/13 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/15 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/16 Sauget, IL – Pop’s (with Gerry Cinnamon)
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival (no Jesse Ahern)
05/18 Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena
05/20 New York, NY – Pier 17
05/21 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
05/22 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/23 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
05/24 Lewiston, NY – Artpark

Concert Review: Misfits, Rancid, The Damned, & Cro-Mags In Oakland, CA

Last night (September 11), I attended The Original Misfits’ show at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA and it was an extraordinary night of legendary punk.

Harley Flanagan’s Cro-Mags opened the show, which they dedicated to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The short, hard-hitting set was the perfect way to kick things off and those who showed up early were not disappointed. The group played a number of tracks from their catalog, but one of the highlights was “No One’s Victim” off their latest EP “Don’t Give In.”

As soon as Cro-Mags were done, The Damned took the stage for an awesome set. The band sounded great and they were certainly one of the strongest acts of the night. They were also very energetic, especially keyboardist Monty Oxymoron, who kept breaking out in crazy dances. Highlights from their set included “Smash It Up” and “Love Song.”

Once The Damned finished up, it was time for the East Bay’s own Rancid. The band busted right out of the gate with “Roots Radicals” and continued to play hit after hit with several songs from their latest album “Trouble Maker” thrown in for good measure. The band seemed to be having a great time onstage, which is cool to see and they even had a few humorous stories for the fans. One notable one was from guitarist Lars Frederiksen, who said he asked his son if he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday with his dad’s band and the Misfits, or if he wanted to go see Iron Maiden at the same venue the night prior. He said the kid rejected the offer to see his band almost instantly, saying “Maiden bro!” Aside from that anecdote, other highlights from the group’s set included performances of “Fall Back Down,” “Time Bomb,” and “Ruby Soho.”

After Rancid, the legendary Misfits descended upon the stage to bring Halloween to the crowd 50 days early. The band opened with “Death Comes Reaping,” before launching into “I Turned Into A Martian” and “Vampira.” The nearly 30 song set was amazing and the band sounded absolutely incredible. Despite the years of feuding between Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, everything went off without a hitch. Danzig’s vocals were as powerful as ever and Only and Doyle’s stage antics were fun to watch. Having a masterful drummer like Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and a killer guitarist like Acey Slade (Dope, Murderdolls, etc.) only enhanced the experience as well. Aside from the music and showmanship, the band also had solid stage production with big screens that changed the imagery for each track, cool light displays, big jack-o’-lanterns, etc. As far as highlights go, it was definitely cool to see the group perform tracks like: “Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?,” “Horror Business,” “Hollywood Babylon,” “Skulls,” Where Eagles Dare,” “Last Caress,” “Die, Die My Darling,” and their closer “We Are 138.” All in all, it was phenomenal show full of timeless classics.

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Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Iron Reagan, Etc. Announce September Tour

Rancid and Pennywise have announced a September North American tour. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, The Aquabats!, Turnstile, Iron Reagan, and Angel Du$t will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Lots At Sandcastle (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Turnstile & Angel Du$t)
09/17 Toronto, ON – Rebel (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/18 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/21 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Angel Du$t & The Aquabats!)
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage @ The Mann (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/26 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/28 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)

Two People Stabbed At Rancid & Dropkick Murphys Show

According to NBC 5, a man and woman were stabbed during Rancid and Dropkick Murphys concert at the Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois on August 8. The incident occurred when the two got into an argument with the offender at the bar, before the conflict ultimately “spilled out into the venue.” He responded by stabbing the man in his neck and face, and cutting the woman’s abdomen. The attacker was arrested, while the victims were rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both their conditions are considered to be stable.

Rancid Premiere “Ghost Of A Chance” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Trouble Maker”

Rancid have premiered a new video for their new track “Ghost Of A Chance.” This song is from their new album, “Trouble Maker,” which will be released on June 9.

“Trouble Maker” Track Listing:

01. “Track Fast”
02. “Ghost of a Chance”
03. “Telegraph Avenue”
04. “An Intimate Close Up of a Street Punk Trouble Maker”
05. “Where I’m Going”
06. “Buddy”
07. “Farewell Lola Blue”
08. “All American Neighborhood”
09. “Bovver Rock and Roll”
10. “Make It Out Alive”
11. “Molly Make Up Your Mind”
12. “I Got Them Blues Again”
13. “Beauty of the Pool Hall”
14. “Say Goodbye to Our Heroes”
15. “I Kept a Promise”
16. “Cold Cold Blood”
17. “This Is Not the End”
18. “We Arrived on Time” (bonus track)
19. “Go on Rise Up” (bonus track)