The Offspring Debut New Single ‘Hammerhead’

Music News | By on May 5th, 2008

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New Album Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace to be Released June 17 on Columbia Records

Single hits radio May 5 and is available for free download on www.offspring.com

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — The Offspring have returned.

Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) are gearing up for the June 17, 2008 release of Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace Columbia Records, an impressive new set of songs from one of rock’s most exciting and enduring bands. The single, “Hammerhead,” will be available for free download at the revamped www.offspring.com beginning May 5, the same day that the song is officially released to radio. A special gatefold vinyl edition of the album with access to a free download of the album will be released alongside the traditional CD and download.

The Offspring entered the studio with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult) to record 12 new songs culled from the most productive songwriting period in the band’s history. The end result is a broad reaching album forging new territory while staying true to the band’s vision. Every song on the band’s eighth studio album delivers.

That’s quite the accomplishment for a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide, including their 1994 release “Smash,” which more than a decade after its release remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

The band’s initial tour dates are listed below and on www.offspring.com where new dates will be added as they are announced.

May 16 91X X-Fest San Diego, CA
17 KROQ Weenie Roast Irvine, CA
18 KJEE Summer Round Up Santa Barbara, CA
30 Electric Festival Madrid, Spain

June 6 Rock in Rio Festival Lisbon, Portugal
7 Rock am Ring Festival Nurburg, Germany
8 Rock im Park Festival Nuremberg, Germany
13 Greenfield Festival Interlaken, Switzerland
14 Download Festival Donington Park, England

July 4 Rock For People Festival Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
5 Volt Festival Sopron, Hungary
6 Eurockeennes Festival Belfort, France
8 Rockwave Festival Athens, Greece
26 93.3 Big Gig Denver, CO

August 9 Virgin Mobile Festival Baltimore, MD

Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace track-listing:

Half-Truism
Trust In You
You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
Hammerhead
A Lot Like Me
Takes Me Nowhere
Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
Nothingtown
Stuff Is Messed Up
Fix You
Let’s Hear It For Rock Bottom
Rise And Fall

Timeline bio at:
www.offspring.com/thehistory/