THE OFFSPRING ANNOUNCE THE S*** IS F***ED UP TOUR Kicks off May 15 in Nashville, TN

THE OFFSPRING ANNOUNCE THE S*** IS F***ED UP TOUR Kicks off May 15 in Nashville, TN

Orange County, CA – The Offspring, one of rock’s most exciting and enduring bands, have announced they will hit the road this May for their first full North American tour in nearly 4 years. The announcement came via the band’s just unveiled “S*** Is F***ed Up” tour widget featuring a mock “presidential address” by Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar).

Dexter along with Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) will kick things off May 15 in Nashville, TN. The tour will feature different openers on each leg and will be highlighted by a hometown show June 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.

Following the success of the single “Hammerhead” and its follow-up “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid,” The Offspring remain a favorite on the airwaves with “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?,” the band’s third radio hit from their latest Columbia Records release Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.

Produced by the legendary Bob Rock [Metallica, The Cult], the new album has forged new territory while staying true to the Offspring’s vision. Every song on their eighth studio release delivers, lengthening the list of accomplishments from a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide. Fifteen years after its release, their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

Initial tour dates are listed below with the latest information continually updated online at www.offspring.com.

DATE: CITY/STATE: VENUE: ON SALE:

05/15/09 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park (Merrell Crawfish Boil Festival) 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

05/17/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (The 2009 MMR*B*Q festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/19/09 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall 3/28/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/20/09 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre 4/3/09 (time tbd)

05/22/09 Kansas City, MO City Market (Buzz Under The Stars festival) on sale now

05/25/09 Sioux City, IA Gateway Arena 4/4/09 @ 10:30 AM

05/26/09 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/28/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Punk Rocks festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/30/09 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/01/09 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/03/09 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre 3/27/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/05/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/09/09 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/10/09 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena tbd

06/12/09 Calgary, AB The Stampede Corral 3/27/09 (time tbd)

06/13/09 Edmonton, AB Northlands – Hall D 3/27/09 (time tbd)

06/15/09 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Park tbd

06/17/09 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre tbd

06/19/09 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium tbd

06/20/09 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 4/11/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/21/09 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheater at Tower City 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/23/09 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion 4/4/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/24/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/26/09 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest on sale now

06/27/09 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn tbd

06/28/09 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/30/09 Canandaigua, NY CMAC tbd

07/02/09 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheater 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM

07/03/09 St-Ephrem de Tring, QC Woodstock en Beauce Festival tbd

07/07/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom tbd

07/08/09 New York, NY Roseland tbd

07/10/09 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena tbd

07/11/09 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion tbd

07/14/09 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Boutique Amphitheatre at The Music Factory tbd

07/16/09 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live tbd

07/17/09 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre tbd

07/18/09 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amp tbd

Alkaline Trio & Street Dogs will support 5/19/09-6/9/09 on headlining dates.

Shiny Toy Guns & Street Dogs will support 6/10/09-6/17/09.

Dropkick Murphys will support 6/19/09-6/30/09.

Pennywise will support 7/2/09.

Sum 41 will support 7/10/09-7/18/09.