The Offspring have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for November 2021, with The Hives set to support. Tickets for the tour go on general sale on Friday (April 9) at 10am.
The veteran US punks are set to tour in support of their upcoming new album Let The Bad Times Roll, which is set for release on April 16. It’s the SoCal punk icons tenth studio album and first LP in nearly a decade, following 2012’s Days Go By.
Let The Bad Times Roll is being released via Concord Music. Written and recorded over the past few years, it marks the band’s third collaboration with legendary producer, Bob Rock (Bon Jovi, Metallica, Mötley Crüe), who helmed 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and Days Go By, among other projects. The recording features the talents of founding members Dexter Holland, Noodles, and drummer Pete Parada, as well as the group’s latest addition, bassist Todd Morse.
The Offspring’s UK and Ireland tour will visit Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds in November, with The Hives set to provide support on all dates.
After nearly two years of not playing for our fans, the idea of getting in front of the UK crowds is beyond exciting!” The Offspring said in a statement. “We can’t wait! See you soon!”
The Hives added: “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 unf_kwithable version of arena garage rock. Missing out on the fun is for idiots. Sincerely, The Hives.”
The Hives recently completed a virtual world tour, with the Swedish band playing a number of shows “from a hermetically sealed, virus-safe bunker in Sweden” for their fans across the globe.
You can see The Offspring and The Hives’ upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates below.
November 21 – 3Arena, Dublin
November 23 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
November 24 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
November 26 – The SSE Wembley Arena, London
November 27 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
November 29 – AO Arena, Manchester
November 30 – First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Let The Bad Times Roll is out on April 16 and can be pre-ordered here.