Hermosa beach legends PENNYWISE have today announced their return to Oz bringing with them, for the first time to our shores, fellow Californian punk rockers CIRCLE JERKS to play seven shows.
The tour will mark Pennywise’s return to Australia since last visiting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ARIA certified Gold stratus album Straight Ahead – the band’s highest charting album to date (number 8 in the ARIA charts).
Fletcher Dragge enthuses;
“Finally Pennywise gets to come back to our home away from home, Australia! Where the beer flows nonstop, along with the chaos. Never a dull moment on a Pennywise tour down under… only one thing could make it better than usual, and that would be coming to town with our mentors and long-time friends THE CIRCLE JERKS!!! They are back with a vengeance!
This is gonna be an off the hook nonstop party! And we can’t wait! Get your tix, get on the booze, and get in the pit, we’re coming for you!!!”
Tickets go on sale at 11am, Thursday March 31.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the My Live Nation presale beginning 11am Tuesday March 29 until 10am, Thursday March 31. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighbourhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following with their combustible chemistry which delivered some of punk rock culture’s strongest songs. Pennywise classics like Same Old Story, Alien and Homesick are as fundamental to punk rock and hardcore as stage dives and guitars.
Emerging from the punk underbelly of LA’s South Bay in 1979, Keith Morris (Black Fag, OFF!) and Greg Hetson (Red Kross, Bad Religion) formed Circle Jerks, who quickly became the innovators of a movement simply referred to today as HARDCORE PUNK ROCK.
The historic pairing of hardcore punk heavyweights will be leaving devastation in their wake this September.
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM, THURSDAY MARCH 31
Live Nation Presale: 11am, Tuesday March 29 – 10am, Thursday March 31.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au