You know you’re a pretty dangerous band when you get banned from playing your own hometown by the Chief of Police, and violent street gangs spring up named after, and inspired by your band.
Well, that distinguished honor belongs to none other than Los Angeles’ own, Suicidal Tendencies.
Although these days, lead singer Mike Muir dishes out words of positivity and unity in between songs, the band’s sound and followers have not tamed over the years. The band is almost as hardcore and wild as their rabid fans are.
Suicidal Tendencies will bring that raucous live show for a special, two-night event at the Garden Amp in Garden Grove, just a short drive away from Venice where they first got their start.
Suicidal Tendencies are fresh off a slot playing with Danzig in Ontario, where there were as many as three pits going simultaneously during their set. Their ability to combine punk, hardcore, metal, funk, and even reggae was evidence during Memorial Day this year, when the band played both Milwaukee Metalfest and Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas over the same holiday weekend.
Having been at the latter, I can attest that the “Cycos” are still as rowdy and maniacal as ever as the band drew the largest and most violent pit of the night. I can only imagine what they will be bringing to the Garden Amp; however, this is not their first rodeo at the outdoor venue.
The band played a trio of shows leading up to Halloween last year, which people are still talking about a year later. They are continuing with a similar theme this year, with October 28th dedicated to a “Cyco Thrash Night” and October 29th reserved as a “Cyco Punk Night.”
Their past performances here are legendary and some of the most memorable shows the Garden Amp has ever seen. Special guests have not been announced yet, but if you’re smart, you’ll get tickets before these sell out instantly.