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The Offspring launch their first full North American tour in several years on Thursday (August 30th) with an appearance at the On The Waterfront festival in Rockford, Illinois. From there the California punk act will head across the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up on October 6th in Las Vegas. Fans can expect to hear material from the band's new album, Days Go By, as well as favorites from their previous eight records.
Frontman Dexter Holland told us that the Offspring doesn't get tired of playing the hits and has its own way of making the set list work: "You know, we don't think of it like that. It's almost like those songs have just become part of us, so even though we play 'em every night, we enjoy it. And, you know, after you do a number of shows, you kind of get a feel for what songs people tend to like night after night, and it kind of starts to settle in on what the right songs are to be playing."
Support on the tour is coming from hot new acts Neon Trees and Dead Sara.
"Days Go By," the title track and first single from the new Offspring album, is a Top 10 hit at both Active and Modern Rock radio -- the group's 15th single to do so.
Confirmed Offspring tour dates (subject to change):
August 30 - On The Waterfront Festival - Rockford, IL
August 31 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI (starting w/The Offspring)
September 2 - Echo Beach - Toronto, ON
September 3 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
September 5 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
September 6 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
September 8 - Sands Bethlehem Events Center - Bethlehem, PA
September 9 - Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ
September 11 - Lupo's - Providence, RI
September 12 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY
September 14 - Congress Theatre/Riot Fest - Chicago, IL
September 15 - DC101 Kerfuffle - Bristow, VA
September 15 - The Fillmore/WEND show - Charlotte, NC
September 19 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 20 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
September 22 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA (Epicenter Festival)
September 27 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
September 29 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA
September 30 - Kino Sports Complex - Tucson, AZ
October 2 - San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA
October 3 - Avila Beach Golf Resort - Avila Beach, CA
October 5 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
October 6 - The Pool At The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV