The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates:

04/19 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
04/21 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre Theatre
04/23 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court Arena
04/24 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
04/25 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
04/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

The Offspring Planning To Release New Album In Early 2020

It looks like The Offspring are planning to release their new album in early 2020. Guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman told Halifax Today the following about that:

“The artwork needs to be done and we have a rough track listing. We’ve even gone and done more music since. We just need a distribution deal, and we want that done by the end of the year. Then we can release early next year.”

The Offspring To Play Virtual In-Game Concert Inside “World Of Tanks”

The Offspring have revealed that they will be playing a virtual in-game concert inside “World Of Tanks.” The band said the following about that:

“We’re also excited to announce that @wot has invited us to perform inside their game. Beginning September 18 you can join us on a virtual stage right in #WorldofTanks. The game has never seen anything like this before, so we’re excited to be the first!”

The Offspring Respond To Estranged Bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel’s Lawsuit

As previously reported, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel recently filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Now, the group have responded with a cross-complaint, denying all of Kriesel’s accusations.

Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claimed Holland and Wasserman “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleged that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.”

Holland and Wasserman are now asking the court to appoint “three disinterested appraisers to appraise the fair value” of Kriesel’s shares of the band. According to Forbes, the duo’s cross-complaint said the following:

“Setting aside the obvious legal arguments that there could be no such thing as an oral, permanent partnership, or a partnership which required two people to perform in perpetuity, or indeed that anybody could be compelled to perform music publicly with anybody else for a single performance no less for an endless string of performances, Kriesel’s arguments have no basis in fact.”

The Offspring Sued By Estranged Bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel

According to Dying Scene, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel has filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claims the two “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleges that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.” You can read more by downloading the court document HERE.

The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Canadian Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 will be hitting the road on a Canadian tour together. Dinosaur Pile-Up will open.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre

Noodles On The Offspring’s New Album Release Plans: “I’m Through Making Predictions”

The Offspring have officially finished their new album, but it looks like there is still no release date for the effort. Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman told Rock 102.1 KFMA the following when asked about the band’s release plans:

“I’m through making predictions. We have a record done — it’s in the can; it’s done. We’re looking for distribution, we’re looking for a record label, and every time I say something, it gets pushed back, and so I’m not even saying anything. I have no idea. We have a record done. I could hit ‘send’ right now, and you would get 12 finished OFFSPRING songs, but that might piss off [singer] Dexter [Holland] a little bit if I did that.”

[via Blabbermouth]