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Huge news for rock and punk fans

Huge news for rock and punk fans!

THE OFFSPRING are coming back to NZ to do what they do best – playing killer live shows with planet-sized hooks and choruses from across nine albums of nailed on anthemic rock riffage.

Strap in, hold on tight, THE OFFSPRING have the goods and they deliver…..night after night……. THE OFFSPRING have always had a huge following in NZ and their off the hook Big Day Out appearances and 1999’s headlining show at North Shore Events Centre mainlined straight into the hearts of the tens of thousands who saw them:

When no-nonsense rock'n'roll connects with the right audience, pure magic results

(NZ Herald live review 1999)

It’s a long overdue return to New Zealand for the band before they head over to Soundwave as co-headliners. With an absolute swarm of hits across their twenty plus year career this show is set to ignite expectations and blow brains.

One things for sure – On February 27th Vector Arena will be bouncing.

The Offspring, alongside the likes of Green Day and Rancid, are one of the most enduring and consistently vital bands of a Californian scene that popularized USA punk rock through the sheer infectiousness of their songs. The undeniable tunes and unstoppable live shows connected with the mainstream and The Offspring became one of the most commercially successful bands of their kind, selling over 36 million albums.

Notably the band’s third album Smash remains the highest selling album of all time on an independent label. Fifteen years later, in what is huge testament to The Offspring’s continued ability to move with the times, the single You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid proved to be one of their most successful ever. And this from a band with some of the most successful radio songs ever!

Amongst the bands best-known hits are rock anthems Pretty Fly For A White Guy, Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated), Self Esteem, and The Kids Aren't Alright. There’s more……all the way from 1994 to 2012……Gotta Get Away, All I Want, Gone Away, I Choose, Why Don't You Get A Job, Original Prankster, Want You Bad, Hit That and Hammerhead.

Where would you find the current Offspring single Turning Into You ? Exactly the same place as the others of course - sitting firmly on The Rock FM’s A rotate list! And the Smash album? Usually around their Top 10 greatest albums of all time!!

VECTOR ARENA ~ FEBRUARY 27TH

Its been business as usual for The Offspring across three decades now and playing live has always been the ace up their sleeve, its what they love the most.

"We share a love of this music that we got into at such a young age," declares Noodles.

"It meant the same thing or a very similar thing to all of us back then as it does now. We love recording. We love hanging out backstage. We love giving each other shit and taking the piss out of each other. We love playing."

It's no surprise Dexter feels the same. "We still do it because it's what we love. We feel inspired to make the best music we can and try to make the world a bit better in the process. When the audience sings back to you, there's nothing like it."

Its going to be a big night……a very big night.

Maybe book the next day off work!

THE OFFSPRING

Are

DEXTER HOLLAND (VOCALS, GUITAR)

NOODLES (GUITAR)

GREG K (BASS)

PETE PARADA (DRUMS)

TICKETS ON SALE

THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER 9AM

Ticketmaster 0800 111 999

www.ticketmaster.co.nz

An all ages and licensed event

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