February 26, 2010

Bad Religion 30th Anniversary



2010 marks the 30th anniversary of quintessential Los Angeles punk rock pioneers Bad Religion, and to kick off the yearlong celebration the band will perform music spanning their storied career at multiple-night shows at House of Blues in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego and Las Vegas beginning March 17. The band also announces that they are currently writing new music with plans to head to the studio this spring and release their 15th studio album later this fall, culminating their anniversary celebration.

Formed in 1980 in the suburbs of Los Angeles by teenage friends; guitarist Brett Gurewitz, bassist Jay Bentley and singer Greg Graffin, with the additions of Greg Hetson (1984-Present), Brian Baker (1994-Present) and Brooks Wackerman (2001-Present), Bad Religion have become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. Over the past 3 decades the band has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen.

“The greatest feeling about this anniversary is that it is happening at all,” says Graffin. “I’m mostly uplifted by the fact that a vibrant and evolving punk scene still inspires young people all over the world. If Bad Religion somehow serves as a symbol for the lasting importance of punk, then I am satisfied beyond words by reaching this milestone.”

With 14 studio albums, countless worldwide tours and sold out shows, crossbusters tattooed, stitched and worn globally and a universal community of fans among other accolades, Bad Religion have earned their spot in punk rock history and will continue the celebration of their distinguished career with extensive touring, new website, exclusive merchandise, surprise releases and a new album in 2010.

Bad Religion Tour Dates: (More dates to be added soon)

Mar 17 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 18 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 20 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 21 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 24 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 25 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 26 - Las Vegas, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 27 - Las Vegas, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Mar 31 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Apr 1 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues - Tickets
Apr 2 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues - Tickets

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