Thursday, July 7, 2022

“The Offspring — Greatest Hits” To Be Released For The First Time On Vinyl, July 29, With Tours of North America, Europe, Japan, And More On Tap

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Iconic Orange County punk band The Offspring was formed in Garden Grove, CA, in 1984 by lead singer Dexter Holland, who also became a licensed pilot and a USC graduate with degrees in molecular biology. The band signed to leading Los Angeles indie label Epitaph for their Smash album, scoring a hit single in “Come Out and Play,” which led to a major-label bidding war and a subsequent deal with Columbia Records.

The Offspring sold the rights to their music publishing and Columbia catalog to Round Hill Music in 2016 and will be releasing their 2005 Greatest Hits album on vinyl for the first time on July 29th.    There will be three different versions available: a black LP with a lyric insert / a limited-edition picture disc that features the band’s iconic flaming skull / and an exclusive limited-edition version that boasts a slipmat with the same logo. Preorders for all three will start on May 20th.   The band did a limited advance release of the Greatest Hits vinyl on April 23rd in celebration of this year’s Record Store Day. Pre-order The Offspring, Greatest Hits here: http://theoffspring.lnk.to/greatesthitsPR

The Greatest Hits featured many of the band’s hit singles, including;

“Self Esteem” / “Gotta Get Away” (Smash)

“All I Want” / “Gone Away” (Ixnay on the Hombre)

“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” / “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” / “The Kids Aren’t Alright”  (Americana)

“Original Prankster” / “Want You Bad” (Conspiracy of One)

“Defy You” (Orange County soundtrack)

“Hit That” / “(Can’t Get My)” Head Around You (Splinter)

The song “Can’t Repeat” is also included in the collection and was the compilation’s first single, peaking in the Top 10 on both Billboard‘s Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. In addition, Greatest Hits climbed to #8 on the Billboard 200, selling 70,000 copies in its first week of release, and certified both gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association.

The Offspring are currently on their Let The Bad Times Roll Tour. It includes American dates, European festivals in June, and visits to Canada, Japan, and Brazil for summer performances, with additional dates in additional countries to be announced shortly. A confirmed touring schedule is below or available on Offspring.com.

Dexter Holland returned to his alma mater on May 14 to deliver an inspiring commencement speech for the USC Keck School of Medicine, speaking to recent Ph.D., MPH, and MS graduates.

The band continues to be active on social media, posting a series of “How To” videos on YouTube, which includes a primer on how to fly a fighter jet, as well as Cockpit Karaoke, a take-off on the James Corden routine in which Dexter and Noodles sing “Come Out and Play” while airborne.

2022 Tour Trailer  

TOUR DATES 2022

May 6 Tampa, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 8 Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
May 10 Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
May 11 Baltimore, MD, Pier Six Pavilion
May 12 Asbury Park, NJ, Stony Pony Summerstage
May 15 Boston, MA, House of Blues
May 17 New York, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17
May 18 Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
May 20 Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
May 21 Chicago, IL, Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
May 22 Milwaukee, WI, The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom
June 3 Nürburgring, Nüburg, Germany, Rock Am Ring
June 4 Nürnberg, Germany, Rock Im Park
June 7 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal
June 9 Interlaken, Switzerland, Greenfield Festival
June 11 Nickelsdorf, Austria, Nova Rock Festival
June 12 Prague, Czech Republic, Power Station Holešovice, Prague Summer Festival
June 15 Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland, Caribana Festival
June 16 Vitoria-Gastiez, Spain, Azkena Rock Festival
June 17 Clisson, France, Hellfest 2022
June 19 Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting
June 21 Milano, Italy, Carroponte
June 22 Padova, Italy, Sherwood Festival
June 24 Ysselsteyn, Netherlands, Jera On Air Festival
June 25 Münster, Germany, Vaintream Rockfest
June 26 Evreux, France, Rock in Evreux
July 13 Calgary, AB Roundup Festival
July 28 Costa Mesa, CA, Pacific Amphitheatre
July 29 Paso Robles, CA, Vino Robles Amphitheatre
July 30 Sacramento, CA, Hard Rock Live
Aug 4 Sherbrooke, QUE Palais Des Sports
Aug 6 Rimouski, QUE Les Grandes Fetes TELUS
August 20 Tokyo, Japan, Japan Summer Sonic 2022
August 21 Osaka, Japan, Japan Summer Sonic 2022
September 8, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rock in Rio

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