The Offspring Announce ‘Smash’ 20th Anniversary Tour, Confirm Riot Fest Chicago Appearance

The Offspring 2012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Offspring‘s Smash, an album that has sold more than 12 million copies and remains the best selling independent record of all time. The band has already announced a massive vinyl/CD re-issue of the album that will be available in August, but now they’ve also announced the tour we’ve all been waiting for.

The tour will feature The Offspring performing Smash in its entirety, along with some “new and classic songs.” They’ll be joined on the tour by legendary peers Bad Religion and/or Pennywise on all dates, with The Vandals, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun opening select dates.

The band’s press release also leaked the news they’ll perform on Friday, September 12 in Chicago at a venue TBA. So while the punk rock world anxiously awaits the Chicago Riot Fest lineup announcement, it appears we now have one of the headliners in the bag. Click through for the dates.

7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion*
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage*
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory*
8/4/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5*
8/5/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5*
8/7/14 Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach*
8/8/14 Burlington, VT – Burlington Waterfront Park – Lake Champlain Maritime Festival*
8/11/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues*
8/14/14 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre#
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre#
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL – Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral#
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre#
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Music Park#
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark#
8/24/14 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre#
8/26/14 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair**
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino#
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre#
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds*
9/7/14 Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Cincinnati^
9/9/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom^
9/11/14 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Ballroom^^

* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA ^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun

Additional Offspring shows this Summer include:
7/11/14 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre w/ The Adolescents
8/08-10/14 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal Festival w/ Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Metallica, Slayer and more.
9/06/14 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre/Chill On The Hill 2014 w/ Rise Against, Bad Religion, A Day To Remember and more.
9/12/14 Chicago, IL – Venue TBA

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