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by Andrew Sacher
2014 has been quite the year for major alternative rock records celebrating their 20th anniversaries. Blue Album and Diary shared a 20th birthday this past weekend, and earlier this year we saw 20th anniversaries from Superunknown, The Downward Spiral, Dookie, and Dookie's partner in (for better or for worse) popularizing pop punk, The Offspring's Smash. The Offspring just announced that they'll celebrate that anniversary by playing the album in full on tour this summer. And to really party like it's 1994, they'll take out Bad Religion and Pennywise, who they played the Epitaph Records-sponsored three-day Summer Nationals with in LA in 1994. (Hence this tour being dubbed the "Summer Nationals 2014 Tour.")
The tour hits NYC for two nights at Terminal 5 (8/4 & 8/5) on a leg of dates that also includes '90s-era Epitaph faves The Vandals. Tickets for the T5 shows go on sale Friday (5/16) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Like many of their Class of '94 peers (Weezer, Green Day, I'm looking at you), The Offspring had pretty much lost it by the 2000s, but there's no denying the impact of Smash. And some of those songs ("Self Esteem," "Bad Habit") still sound good today. Relive your Smash memories, with the list of dates, below...
The Offspring - "Nitro (Youth Energy)"
The Offspring - "Self Esteem"
The Offspring - "Bad Habit"
Bad Religion - "Suffer"
The Offspring -- 2014 Tour Dates
7/11/14 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre w/ The Adolescents
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
8/08-10/14 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal Festival
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
9/06/14 Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre/Chill On The Hill
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
9/12/14 Chicago, IL - Venue TBA
* 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