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The Offspring and Sum 41 Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Punk-Fuelled Tour

Grab your retro sneakers and get ready to dance to the winner of Triple J's Hottest 100 — from 1998.
By Sarah Ward
January 28, 2020
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The Offspring and Sum 41 Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Punk-Fuelled Tour

Grab your retro sneakers and get ready to dance to the winner of Triple J's Hottest 100 — from 1998.
By Sarah Ward
January 28, 2020
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It has been 21 years since The Offspring topped Triple J's Hottest 100 with 'Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)', a win that still ranks as the annual countdown's most controversial result to date. It has also been nearly four decades since the band first formed in the early 80s, and almost 30 years since it came to mainstream attention with hits like 'Come Out and Play' and 'Self Esteem' — but the Californian outfit isn't done belting out its catchy brand of punk just yet.

Offering music fans their latest huge blast from the past, The Offspring is heading to Australia and New Zealand for a massive tour in 2020. No, it won't be doing that brand new thing, but rather playing all of its famous tracks — including 'Gotta Get Away', 'Why Don't You Get a Job?', 'The Kids Aren't Alright' and the song that's forever cemented in Australian radio history, obviously.

Still led by frontman and guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland — the band's only remaining member from its initial 1984 lineup, so you can definitely call him the original prankster — The Offspring will hit up Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland in April. And, because one old-school band isn't enough, it'll have company in the form of Canada's Sum 41.

Basically, this big tour is your excuse to pretend its the late 90s and early 00s, bust out the appropriate attire — retro sneakers are a must — and get the words "gunter glieben glauchen globen" stuck in your head for another couple of decades.

THE OFFSPRING 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Perth — Sunday, April 19, HBF Stadium
Adelaide — Tuesday, April 21, Entertainment Centre Theatre
Melbourne — Thursday, April 23, Margaret Court Arena
Sydney — Friday, April 24, Horden Pavilion
Brisbane — Saturday, April 25, Riverstage
Auckland — Tuesday, April 28, Spark Arena

Early bird tickets for The Offspring and Sum 41's Australian and New Zealand shows go on sale from 9am local time on Friday, January 31, with general tickets on sale at 9am local time on Monday, February 3. Visit the tour mailing list to sign up for further details.

Top image: Sum 41 via Selbymay for Wiki Commons.

Published on January 28, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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