ALKALINE TRIO & BAD RELIGIONANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Today, preeminent Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion and Chicago cult rock heroes Alkaline Trio announce their rescheduled North American co-headlining tour. Originally meant to take place in the Spring of 2020, the rescheduled tour will now kick off October 15 in Riverside, CA and wrap November 26 in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 25 at 10am local time. “Bad Religion was one of my first loves,” says Alkaline Trio co-lead vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba. “I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Suffer. They are one of the very reasons I started playing punk rock music and continue to today. This tour is going to be epic on many levels. We’ve done Warped Tour and Festival shows many times over the years but this will be the first time it’s just us and I couldn’t be more thrilled!” “This tour is special;” explains Bad Religion co-songwriter and lead singer Greg Graffin, “not only are we celebrating the return of live music, but we get to do it with Alkaline Trio, who are such a great band, really excited about this!” TOUR DATES 10/15 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium 10/16 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl 10/17 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre 10/19 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater 10/20 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live! 10/22 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle 10/23 St Petersburg, FL Jannus Live! 10/24 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Café 10/26 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore 10/27 Norfolk, VA The NorVA 10/29 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom 10/30 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore 10/31 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall 11/3 Richmond, VA The National 11/5 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Riverworks 11/6 Worcester, MA The Palladium 11/7 Philadelphia, PA The Met 11/9 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 11/10 Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE! - Indoor Music Hall 11/12 Detroit, MI The Fillmore 11/13 Chicago, IL Radius 11/14 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom 11/16 Saint Paul, MN Palace Theatre 11/17 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant 11/19 Denver, CO The Fillmore 11/20 Salt Lake City, UT The Union 11/22 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo 11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre 11/24 San Francisco, CA The Masonic 11/26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium ABOUT ALKALINE TRIO Since emerging in 1996, Alkaline Trio have become one of punk rock’s most progressive and unique bands of the last decade, rousing a dedicated legion of passionate supporters with nine fan-adored albums and relentless world-wide touring. The band’s recent release, Is This Thing Cursed? debuted #2 on the current alternative albums chart, #9 on the top current albums chart and #68 on the Billboard 200. The album hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago’s Humboldt Park in the band’s hometown. Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), it is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I’ll Catch Fire —Alkaline Trio’s darkly charged sophomore full-length.
ABOUT BAD RELIGION Bad Religion, formed in 1980 in the suburbs of Los Angeles, has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. Bad Religion has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen. The band’s critically acclaimed 17th studio album Age of Unreason offers a fiery and intensely relevant musical response to the times, with songs that address a myriad of socio-political maladies, including conspiracy theories, racist rallies, Trump’s election, the erosion of the middle class, alternative facts and more. There is a stylistic consistency to the band’s iconic and influential sound - hard fast beats, big hooks and rousing choruses, yet each new song remains distinctive, utilizing composition, melody and lyrics to deliver a unique narrative consistent with the band’s longstanding humanist worldview.