In 1994, Epitaph Records sponsored Summer Nationals, selling out three days at the Hollywood Palladium. The rising tide of California punk bands were brought together with their swelling legion of fans into one sweaty mass of zeitgeist. The Offspring, having just released the seminal album Smash, lead the way alongside Bad Religion and Pennywise.
Those same headliners will join together for the first time since that memorable moment and bring the event across North America. Starting in late July through the end of Summer, the trio, along with other bands on select dates including Stiff Little Fingers and SoCal punk buds The Vandals, will hit the road for Summer Nationals 2014 - see full date listing below.
The Offspring will be performing Smash in its entirety for the first time ever, an album that has sold 12 million copies and remains the highest selling independent record of all time, plus new and classic songs. Bad Religion, fresh off the surprise success of their acclaimed Christmas Songs album, will pull from their deep catalog. Pennywise will be playing their classics along with songs from their upcoming new album on Epitaph (this will also be Pennywise's first full North American tour following the return of original lead singer Jim Lindberg after a 4 year hiatus).
On sale information below, visit offspring.com/tour for ticket links as they become available.
The Offspring are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Smash with a special anniversary edition of the album and commemorative merch. Visit href="http://offspring.com/news/398/smash-20th-anniversary">TheOffspring.com> for details.
Summer Nationals 2014 Tour Dates:
7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE* - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/4/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/5/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/7/14 Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach* - on sale May 23 @ 10 AM
8/8/14 Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park - Lake Champlain Maritime Fest* - on sale May 16 @ 11 AM
8/11/14 Boston, MA - House Of Blues* - on sale May 17 @10 AM
8/14/14 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL - Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre# - on sale May 30 @ 10 AM
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Music Park# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK - Downtown Airpark# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/24/14 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/26/14 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair** - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds* - on sale June 13 @ 10 AM
9/7/14 Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati^ - on sale TBA
9/9/14 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom^ - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
9/11/14 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Ballroom^^ - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA
^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun
Additional Offspring shows this Summer include:
7/11/14 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre w/ The Adolescents
8/08-10/14 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal Festival w/ Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Metallica, Slayer and more.
9/06/14 Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre/Chill On The Hill 2014 w/ Rise Against, Bad Religion, A Day To Remember and more.
9/12/14 Chicago, IL - Venue TBA
Visit offspring.com/tour for the latest tour info.