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Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing punk rock band for over a quarter century. Apparently, nothing can kill them.

Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved and still influential first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible -- start an even better band.

Thus, Rancid.

Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album, “Rancid,” in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because... well, are you going to tell him he can’t? The result, in 1994, was “Let’s Go.” People noticed.

In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum-selling “...And Out Come The Wolves.” You still remember when you first heard it.

They followed with the even more ambitious “Life Won’t Wait” in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled “Rancid,” just to see if anyone was paying attention.

After “Indestructible” in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid’s current line-up. They subsequently released the albums “Let The Dominos Fall” (2009) and “Honor Is All We Know” (2014).

This year brought the release of their ninth studio album “Trouble Maker” produced by their longtime producer and founder of Epitaph records, Brett Gurewitz.

Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after. They are the living embodiment of East Bay punk. And if you don’t know all this by now -- you’re not playing their music loud enough!

See ya in the pit.

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 9.20.2018
    Austin, TX
    Austin360 Amphitheater
  2. 9.22.2018
    Greenwood Village, CO
    Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  3. 9.23.2018
    Austin, TX
    Austin360 Amphitheater
  4. 10.20.2018
    San Diego, CA
    Waterfront Park
  5. 10.27.2018
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Huntington State Beach

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I have come a long long way. Wouldn’t change a god damn thing.... ok.. maybe a few things but all the mistakes have been lessons in disguise. No one has ever learned anything by winning. 95008 #sharmonpalms #campbellca #bornarockerdiearocker #SFFS

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Hello everyone! Rancid is excited to announce that we will be doing a special benefit show in San Francisco. We gathered some of our close friends in local Bay Area bands to play with us on Thursday November 29th at the Regency Ballroom. It’s a very special cause for all of us personally and we hold it very dear to our hearts. For the last 60 years, The Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has been helping men and women in their ...

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I have come a long long way. Wouldn’t change a god damn thing.... ok.. maybe a few things but all the mistakes have been lessons in disguise. No one has ever learned anything by winning. 95008 #sharmonpalms #campbellca #bornarockerdiearocker #SFFS

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Hello everyone! Rancid is excited to announce that we will be doing a special benefit show in San Francisco. We ga… https://t.co/uEGu0bcLPQ

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Hello everyone! Rancid is excited to announce that we will be doing a special benefit show in San Francisco. We gathered some of our close friends in local Bay Area bands to play with us on Thursday November 29th at the Regency Ballroom. It’s a very special cause for all of us personally and we hold it very dear to our hearts. For the last 60 years, The Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has been helping men and women in their ...

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