Prepare your best jorts and iron your calf-length socks!
*UPDATE: Punk-pop legends The Offspring and Sum 41 are heading our way for one heck of a punk rock party. It’s just a little later than first announced. With tour dates originally locked in for this April, promoters have announced the power duo will now be visiting us in 2021. Official tour dates are still to be announced, but we’ll keep you updated when we know more.
And the best part is, we don’t even have to wait that long.
It’s been a little while since The Offspring played a headline show on Australian soil. Last on our shores for Good Things Festival in 2018, they also headlined the one-off return of Vans Warped Tour Down Under back in 2013.
Since bursting onto the scene with their self-titled debut album back in 1989, they’ve spent the last three decades defining – and ruling – the punk-pop genre. You can’t think of The Offspring without thinking of their anthemic, crassly humorous tunes, and across nine albums they haven’t turned down the dial for a single decade.
How do they even go about selecting a setlist? We aren’t sure, but we’ll leave the hard work to the professionals. Just know that when they get to Australia you can expect them to blast through a set featuring their best-known bangers like ‘Self Esteem’, ‘Pretty Fly For A White Guy’, ‘Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)’,’ The Kids Aren’t Alright’, ‘Original Prankster’, ‘You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid’, and a stack more.
Joining The Offspring is Sum 41, who have also kept their recent Australian visits to the festival calendar. The band took to stages around the country for last year’s Download Festival (and a very sweaty club show at Sydney’s The Bald Faced Stag) and before that, it was Soundwave Festival in 2013 that saw them on our side of the world.
If the singalongs we’ve already chatted about weren’t enough to get you over the line, throw in throwback tunes like ‘Fat Lip’ and ‘In Too Deep’ as well as some choice cuts from their latest album Order In Decline and, well, we’re in for one heck of a night.
See you in the pit, yeah?
The Offspring and Sum 41 Tour Dates:
Sunday 19 April – HBF Stadium, Perth Saturday 25 April – Riverstage Brisbane
The Offspring and Sum 41 will head to Australia in 2021. We’ll keep you updated via Ticketmaster.com.au.