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Platinum-selling American pop-punks, THE OFFSPRING will be making their way to Ireland this November for an exclusive show in Dublin’s 3Arena with special guests, THE HIVES. Get full details and be in with a chance to win passes for the show below…

Photo – Daveed-Benito © 2021

One of the biggest-selling punk rock bands of the MTV 2 generation, THE OFFSPRING have confirmed a Dublin show at 3Arena on 21st November 2021 with the ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ 2021 tour.

Their tenth studio album, and first in almost a decade ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ will be available on Concord Records from the 16th of April and can be pre-ordered via this link.  The first single “Let The Bad Times Roll” is available now. Check it out below:

The band announced plans for their new album back in February, which makes it their first LP since 2012’s ‘Days Go By’, and will be released on April 16 via Concord Records.

Let The Bad Times Roll’ was written and recorded over the last several years at various locations, including the band’s Huntington Beach, California studio. The new album also marks The Offspring’s third time working with producer Bob Rock.

Tickets on sale from €58.50 (inc Booking Fee) via Ticketmaster on Friday, April 9th at 10 AM.

Legends and innovators of the Southern California punk rock scene, The Offspring have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, and have toured consistently, playing more than 500 shows in the last decade alone.

Their music has had a lasting impact across film, television, and video games, but the band turned their focus to a new album release in 2021.  The band is comprised of singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada and new bassist Todd Morse.

The new music was written and recorded over the course of the last several years at various locations including the band’s Huntington Beach, California studio. The album is the band’s third time working in collaboration with legendary rock producer Bob Rock.

True to the irreverence at the core of punk rock music, the band and lyricist Dexter Holland took a view to today’s cultural moments and didn’t shy away from creating topical material in this album.

The title track, written in late 2019 and recorded in 2020, reflects the country’s ongoing challenges.  Holland said: “I feel like we’re in a unique period in history where instead of our world leaders saying ‘we’re doing our best it’s more like they’re saying ‘fuck it’ and it’s really scary.

Talking about today’s announcement, The Offspring commented: “After nearly 2 years of not playing for our fans, the idea of getting in front of Ireland and UK crowds, is beyond exciting! We can’t wait! See you soon!”

THE HIVES – ”Yes it’s true! The Hives will join The Offspring on their UK/Ireland invasion spreading the California punk sun by adding their own unique unfuckwithable version of arena garage rock. Missing out on the fun is for idiots. Sincerely The Hives

ALL confirmed dates for the UK tour:

Sunday 21st November – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday 23rd November – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wednesday 24th November – Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Friday 26th November – The SSE Wembley Arena London
Saturday 27th November – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Monday 29th November – AO Arena Manchester
Tuesday 30th November – First Direct Arena Leeds

Photo – Daveed-Benito © 2021

As guitarist Noodles said: “Folks are saying, if it’s all going to Hell, we might as well make the most out of it, or at least go out swinging. ‘Let The Bad Times Roll!’”

Tickets from €58.50 including booking and facility fees go on sale this Friday at 9 am. Special guests are The Hives.

For your chance to win one of four pairs of passes, all you have to do is the following:

  1. Like and Follow OVERDRIVE on Facebook & Instagram [click for access]
  2. Share this article on your socials as a PUBLIC post and tag OVERDRIVE.
  3. Tag a friend to bring to the show if you win.

Winners will be chosen at random and contacted privately. All submissions are protected under GDPR guidelines.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2021