Monday is here and I’m sure that you are excited to get back to work now that the pesky weekend freetime is out of the way. Did you watch WRESTLEMANIA last night? I missed it unfortunately but hope it was a good one. I did see the latest trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and that looked awesome. Be sure to check out our post on it so you can let us know what you think. Now its time to get into the week and one of the first emails we saw this morning was this co-headlining news from 311 and The Offspring. Take a look at the full press, poster and dates down below. I’ll close it out with some editorial. Here we go.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2018) – Two of rock’s most notable live bands, 311 and The Offspring, announced they are teaming up for the Never-Ending Summer Tour, a fun-filled summer amphitheater outing with special guests Gym Class Heroes. The tour will also make stops at select regional events throughout the summer. See below for itinerary.
The feel good tour of the summer, produced by Live Nation, will kick off July 25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA and hit 29 cities across North America before wrapping September 9 in Wichita, KS. Fans can expect an amazing night of music with countless hits from all three bands making for a can’t miss event this summer.
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the 311 and The Offspring tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 10 at 12pm local time until Thursday, April 12 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 13 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
The Tour Dates:
July 25: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 28: Las Vegas, NV* @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
July 29: Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 31: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 2: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
August 4: Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
August 5: The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
August 7: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
August 8: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 10: Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 11: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 12: Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
August 14: Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 15: Springfield, IL* @ Illinois State Fair
August 21: Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
August 22: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 24: Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 25: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 26: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 28: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 29: Allentown, PA* @ The Great Allentown Fair
August 31: St. Paul, MN* @ Minnesota State Fair
September 1: Sioux City, IA* @ Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
September 3: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 4: Huber Heights, OH* @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 6: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
September 8: Thackerville, OK* @ Winstar Casino
September 9: Wichita, KS* @ INTRUST Bank Arena
*non-Live Nation date
About 311: 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Southern California. 311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound – and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. 311 has sold over 9 million albums in the U.S. alone. 311’s last 10 consecutive albums reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and they’ve had 9 Top 10 radio hits, including three No. 1’s. Their list of hits includes “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Love Song,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Don’t Tread On Me,” “Hey You,” and “Sunset In July.” 311’s celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide.
About The Offspring: Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) are The Offspring, one of rock’s most exciting and enduring bands. The Offspring have performed over 1100 shows across the globe and sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all-time on an independent label. Among the band’s best-known hits are the rock anthems “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright” and “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.”
About Gym Class Heroes: Gym Class Heroes broke into the scene in 2005 with their debut The Papercut Chronicles, a classic coming-of-age album that spawned the platinum, record-setting Top 40 No. 1 single “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast in America.” Papercut served up a fresh, new palette for hip-hop: live instruments, slyly humorous lyrics, and eerie melodies that illuminated rapper Travie McCoy’s dark, personal subject matter. Since then, Gym Class Heroes has established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in pop music, topping the radio charts with hit singles, touring the world, making countless national television appearances, and winning multiple music awards, including the MTV VMA for Best New Artist in 2007.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that I’ve never seen any of these bands in action so I’ll keep this as a simple announcement. I wonder if any of you readers are fans and can fill me in on what we have been missing out on as I’ve interest in hearing your thoughts on it all. The tour is landing in my region at the usual spots so perhaps I will go if you can sell me on it. What do you folks think about this pairing? Does it make sense to you as a fan? Chime in down below.
The Offspring: http://www.theoffspring.com
Gym Class Heroes: http://www.gymclassheroes.com