Circle Jerks Announce “Group Sex” 40th Anniversary Reissue

Circle Jerks will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Group Sex” by reissuing the album on October 30 via Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson’s new label Trust Records. This version of the effort will feature new packaging from Robert Fisher, a bonus recording from a 1980 rehearsal, and a 20-page booklet featuring unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony Hawk, Mike Patton, Shepard Fairey, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederiksen, and more.

“Group Sex” 40th Anniversary Track Listing:

01 “Deny Everything”
02 “I Just Want Some Skank”
03 “Beverly Hills”
04 “Operation”
05 “Back Against the Wall”
06 “Wasted”
07 “Behind the Door”
08 “World Up My Ass”
09 “Paid Vacation”
10 “Don’t Care”
11 “Live Fast Die Young”
12 “What’s Your Problem”
13 “Group Sex”
14 “Red Tape”
15 “What’s Your Problem” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
16 “Red Tape” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
17 “I Just Want Some Skank” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
18 “Beverly Hills” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
19 “Live Fast Die Young” (1980 Band Rehearsal)

2021 40th Anniversary Tour Dates:

Jul. 28 – Lisboa, Portugal – RCA Club
Aug. 01 – Le Garric, France – Xtreme Fest
Aug. 02 – Paris, France – Paris Punk Rock Summer
Aug. 04 – Camden, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom
Aug. 05 – Blackpool, United Kingdom – Rebellion Festival
Aug. 06 – Duffel, Belgium – Brakrock Ecofest
Aug. 07 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Aug. 09 – Kӧln, Germany – Gloria-Theater
Aug. 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
Aug. 11 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Aug. 13 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Punk Rock Holiday
Aug. 14 – Igea Marina, Italy – BayFest
Aug. 16 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club
Sep. 03 – Musashino, Tokyo, Japan – Club Seata
Sep. 05 – Kobe, Hyogo, Japan – Harbor Studio
Sep. 17-19 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

Circle Jerks Announce North American Tour

Circle Jerks will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Group Sex” on a headlining North American tour. Negative Approach and Adolescents will open.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (no Negative Approach)
05/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05/08 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/15 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
05/16 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
05/23 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling (Circle Jerks only)
06/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/18 Austin, TX – Mohawk Austin
06/20 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
06/21 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
06/23 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
06/24 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
06/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
06/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
06/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

Circle Jerks Announce 2020 Reunion Shows

The Circle Jerks will be reuniting in 2020. The band are planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Group Sex,” which is set to be reissued next year. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the band’s lineup will feature singer Keith Morris, guitarist Greg Hetson, and bassist Zander Schloss. Here’s what they have booked so far:

05/21-25 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
05/29 Wiesen, AUT – Punk In Drublic
05/30 Munich, GER – Punk In Drublic
05/31 Berlin, GER – Punk In Drublic

Lineup Revealed For 2020 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. The event will take place on May 21-25 in Downtown Las Vegas and it will feature the following: Madness, Circle Jerks, Cock Sparrer, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Streetlight Manifesto, Lunachicks, The Adicts, Propaghandi, Avail, Stiff Little Fingers, Rose Tattoo, Ruts DC, G.B.H., Municipal Waste, Anti-Flag, The Lawrence Arms, The Bronx, Roy Ellis, Good Riddance, The Aggrolites, HO99O9, The Epoxies, Plague Vendor, Pears, The Flatlines, Bishops Green, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Bridge City Sinner, The Bar Stool Preachers, Bad Waitress, Clowns, The Last Gang, Single Mothers, Decent Criminal, L.A. Machina, The Linecutters, Anger Flares, Side Eyes, Babe Patrol, Dee Skusting & The Rodents, and Sick. In addition to the music, the festival will also feature a bowling tournament, comedy shows, after parties, and pool parties.