Continue to Roll

March 21, 2023 by Traci Turner
Despite spending much of the past two years touring, The Offspring are keeping it going in 2023 by extending their Let the Bad Times Roll Tour.

In a statement, the band said: “The only thing better than being on tour is touring with your friends! We had two incredible international tours last year with Sum 41 and Simple Plan and we’re excited that they’ll both be joining us this summer in the US!”

The Offspring dropped “Let the Bad Times Roll” in 2021 and OC Music News can confirm Dexter Holland, Noodles, Todd Morse, Jonah Nimoy, and Josh Freese put on an incredible show in support of it. We caught them playing a new version of “The Opioid Diaries,” the new album’s title track, and the classics, “Come Out and Play,” “Want You Bad,” “Bad Habit,” “Original Prankster,” “Why Don’t You Get a Job?,” “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy),” and “Self Esteem.” Of course, the relationship and joking between Holland and Noodles is entertaining on its own.

Joining our local guys are the Canadians known as Sum 41. They made themselves known to most of us with 2001’s “Fat Lip,” which topped the modern rock charts. With “In Too Deep,” “Motivation,” “The Hell Song,” and “Still Waiting,” Sum 41 stayed on the charts and remains one of the busiest touring bands around.

Also Canadian, the band who played almost every single Warped Tour, Simple Plan will bring their hits “I’m Just a Kid,” “Perfect,” “Addicted,” and “I’d Do Anything” to the tour. Known for collabs like Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus guesting on “I’d Do Anything” and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden on “You Don’t Mean Anything,” maybe this friendly tour will have some crossovers…
This leg of the Let the Bad Times Roll Tour hits SoCal on August 6th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, and August 8th at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre if you want to hop down to Chula Vista.
The presale begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time using the password BADTIMESROLL. General on sale begins this Friday.