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The Offspring announce Summer Nationals tour

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This summer is already packed with huge tours across the country. Three of punk rock's heavy hitters have made this summer much more exciting.

The Offspring have been talking about performing their Smash album in its entirety for quite some time. Coming this summer, this becomes reality with a North American trek playing that record in full. The band will also throw in some of their newer material along with some old hits. They didn't want to have this kind of tour, which is dubbed The Summer Nationals tour, without some huge supporting acts. Fellow California punk acts Bad Religion and Pennywise have been tapped to join them on this epic tour.

If that wasn't enough, The Vandals have been booked as the opening band. Other bands set to open on select dates of this tour include Ireland punk band Stiff Little Fingers and Chicago group Naked Raygun. The tour kicks off on July 29th at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA and concludes at Harrah's Ballroom in Council Bluffs, IA on September 11th. This tour will also make stops in New Jersey (The Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 1st) and a two night stint in New York City (Terminal 5 on August 4th and 5th)

The Offspring's Smash album is Epitaph Records' biggest selling release with seven million copies sold in the United States and over 16 million copies sold worldwide. The 1994 album, which has been heralded as one of the most influential punk albums of all time, spawned radio hits such as "Come Out And Play", "Self Esteem", "Bad Habit", and "Gotta Get Away". The band will reissue the record this summer on Epitaph Records. This 20th anniversary release will include a remastered version of the album, new artwork, and a booklet of never before seen photos.

Tickets for most of these shows go on sale this weekend. The full tour routing can be seen below.

The Offspring 2014 Summer Nationals tour

7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE* - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/4/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/5/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/7/14 Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach* - on sale May 23 @ 10 AM
8/8/14 Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park - Lake Champlain Maritime Fest* - on sale May 16 @ 11 AM
8/11/14 Boston, MA - House Of Blues* - on sale May 17 @10 AM
8/14/14 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL - Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre# - on sale May 30 @ 10 AM
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Music Park# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK - Downtown Airpark# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/24/14 Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/26/14 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair** - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds* - on sale June 13 @ 10 AM
9/7/14 Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati^ - on sale TBA
9/9/14 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom^ - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
9/11/14 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Ballroom^^ - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
* 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


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