This will be one hell of a show (Picture: Getty)
If you wore wristbands and had the TV permanently fixed to Kerrang! as a teenager, well, do we have news for you.
The Offspring has announced they are going on tour in the UK and Ireland this year, with The Hives as their support act.
The Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) rockers are heading on the road in support of their 10th studio album Let The Bad Times Roll, which is out on April 16, and will hit Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds this November.
The band – made up of Dexter Holland, Noodles, Pete Parada and Todd Morse – said: ‘After nearly two years of not playing for our fans, the idea of getting in front of the UK crowds is beyond exciting! We can’t wait! See you soon!’
Swedish rockers The Hives will accompany The Offspring on every date, and said: ‘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***withable version of arena garage rock.
‘Missing out on the fun is for idiots. Sincerely, The Hives.’
The Offspring is among the best selling punk rock bands in history, and is credited along with bands like Green Day and Rancid with reviving mainstream interest in punk in the 1990s.
The Offspring UK tour dates
21 – 3Arena, Dublin
23 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
24 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
26 – The SSE Wembley Arena, London
27 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Their fifth album Americana, released in 1998, was a huge success, producing the singles Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), Why Don’t You Get A Job and The Kids Aren’t Alright.
Meanwhile, The Hives – made up of Howlin’ Pelle, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, The Johan and Only and Vigilante Carlstroem – shot to fame with their second album Veni Vidi Vicious in 2000, which produced the singles Hate To Say I Told You So and Main Offender.
The group are known for their raucous lives shows and consistently rank among the critics’ best live acts – so, basically, anyone who nabs a ticket to this show is in for a treat.
Gigs are set to return to the UK this summer, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson hoping to remove all coronavirus restrictions by June 21.
However, it remains to be seen whether revellers will need a vaccine passport to attend concerts.
As of yet, the Republic of Ireland does not have a date for the end of restrictions.
General sale for tickets opens at 10am on April 9.Credit: Original article published here.