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Descendents announce tour, playing NYC with Fucked Up

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photo by Kevin Scanlon

“We have a new album coming out and we’re gonna play some songs off of that,” Milo Aukerman said to loads of cheers. “But not right away.” Then he yelled “It’s not my imagination… EVERYTHING SUCKSSSSS,” as the crowd erupted again and Milo and the band went into the title track off their 1996 record. They stacked their set with songs off that album, their classic 1982 debut Milo Goes to College, and stuff from all over their career (including those new ones). We got “Myage,” “Suburban Home,” “Hope,” “I Don’t Want To Grow Up,” “Pervert,” “I’m the One,” and plenty more, and they sounded as spirited today as they do on those decades-old records. The new stuff fit right in too. The only song we’ve heard recorded from the new album is the just-released single “Victim of Me” (which they played), but judging by all the new stuff in the set, it looks like this album is gonna be another batch of classic-sounding Descendents songs. Considering they still play like pros and their classics haven’t gone out of style one bit, that’s a very, very good thing.

The above quote is from our review of Descendents‘ headlining set at day one of the first-ever East Coast Punk Rock Bowling over the weekend, which they played just a few days after announcing Hypercaffium Spazzinate, their first album since 2004. Now that that fest is behind them, they’ve announced a lengthier tour. Varying support comes from Fucked Up, Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, and Bully, which are all pretty exciting openers.

The run with Fucked Up hits NYC on October 8 at Playstaton Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/17) at noon with a presale starting Thursday (6/16) at 10 AM.

You can catch Fucked Up in NYC this Saturday (6/18) at the Burger Beach Bash in Coney Island with GZA, Andrew WK, and lots more (tickets).

All Descendents dates are listed, with a stream of “Victim Of Me” off the new Descendents album, below.

Descendents — 2016 Tour Dates
9/2-9/5 / Denver, CO / Riot Fest
9/15 / Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue & 7th St Entry
9/16-9/18 / Chicago, IL / Riot Fest
9/22 / San Diego, CA / SOMA San Diego
9/24 / Pozo, CA / Pozo Saloon
9/29 / San Francisco, CA / The Warfield / *W/ Modern Baseball
10/1 / Los Angeles, CA / The Hollywood Palladium / *W/ Modern Baseball
10/6 / Boston, MA / Royale / *W/ Beach Slang
10/8 / New York, NY / PlayStation Theater / *W/ Fucked Up
10/13 / Philladelphia, PA / Electric Factory/ *W/ Fucked Up
10/15 / Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore Silver Spring / *W/ Fucked Up
11/9 / Seattle, WA / Neptune Theatre / *W/ Bully
11/10 / Seattle, WA / Neptune Theatre / *W/ Bully
11/12 / Portland, OR / Roseland Theater / *W/ Bully

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