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The Offspring Announce the S*** Is F***ed Up Tour

Sony Columbia Records - 03/23/2009

The Offspring, one of rock's most exciting and enduring bands, have announced they will hit the road this May for their first full North American tour in nearly 4 years. The announcement came via the band's just unveiled "S*** Is F***ed Up" tour widget featuring a mock "presidential address" by Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar). View the widget now on www.offspring.com.

Dexter along with Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) will kick things off May 15 in Nashville, TN. The tour will feature different openers on each leg and will be highlighted by a hometown show June 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.

Following the success of the single "Hammerhead" and its follow-up "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," The Offspring remain a favorite on the airwaves with "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?," the band's third radio hit from their latest Columbia Records release Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.

Produced by the legendary Bob Rock [Metallica, The Cult], the new album has forged new territory while staying true to the Offspring's vision. Every song on their eighth studio release delivers, lengthening the list of accomplishments from a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide. Fifteen years after its release, their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

Initial tour dates are listed below with the latest information continually updated online at www.offspring.com.

  DATE:     CITY/STATE:         VENUE:                    ON SALE:
  05/15/09  Nashville, TN     Riverfront Park (Merrell
                               Crawfish Boil Festival)  3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
  05/17/09  Camden, NJ        Susquehanna Bank Center
                               (The 2009 MMR*B*Q
                               festival)                3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM
  05/19/09  Austin, TX        Austin Music Hall         3/28/09 @ 10:00 AM
  05/20/09  Dallas, TX        Nokia Theatre             4/3/09 (time tbd)
  05/22/09  Kansas City, MO   City Market (Buzz
                               Under The Stars
                               festival)                on sale now
  05/25/09  Sioux City, IA    Gateway Arena             4/4/09 @ 10:30 AM
  05/26/09  Rapid City, SD    Rushmore Plaza Civic
                               Center                   4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
  05/28/09  Morrison, CO      Red Rocks Amphitheatre
                              (Punk Rocks festival)     3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM
  05/30/09  Las Vegas, NV     Pearl Concert Theater     3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
  06/01/09  Phoenix, AZ       Mesa Amphitheatre         4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/03/09  San Diego, CA     Open Air Theatre          3/27/09 @ 12:00 Noon
  06/05/09  Irvine, CA        Verizon Wireless
                               Amphitheater             3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon
  06/09/09  Seattle, WA       WaMu Theater              4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/10/09  Vancouver, BC     UBC Thunderbird Arena     tbd
  06/12/09  Calgary, AB       The Stampede Corral       3/27/09 (time tbd)
  06/13/09  Edmonton, AB      Northlands - Hall D       3/27/09 (time tbd)
  06/15/09  Saskatoon, SK     Prairieland Park          tbd
  06/17/09  Winnipeg, MB      MTS Centre                tbd
  06/19/09  St. Paul, MN      Roy Wilkins Auditorium    tbd
  06/20/09  Chicago, IL       Charter One Pavilion at
                               Northerly Island         4/11/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/21/09  Cleveland, OH     Time Warner Amphitheater
                               at Tower City            4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/23/09  Columbus, OH      The LC Pavilion           4/4/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/24/09  Cincinnati, OH    PNC Pavilion at
                               Riverbend                4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/26/09  Milwaukee, WI     Summerfest                on sale now
  06/27/09  Indianapolis, IN  The Lawn                  tbd
  06/28/09  Detroit, MI       Freedom Hill              4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM
  06/30/09  Canandaigua, NY   CMAC                      tbd
  07/02/09  Toronto, ON       The Molson Amphitheater   4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM
  07/03/09  St-Ephrem de      Woodstock en Beauce
             Tring, QC         Festival                 tbd
  07/07/09  Sayreville, NJ    Starland Ballroom         tbd
  07/08/09  New York, NY      Roseland                  tbd
  07/10/09  Boston, MA        Tsongas Arena             tbd
  07/11/09  Gilford, NH       Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular
                               Pavilion                 tbd
  07/14/09  Charlotte, NC     Charlotte Boutique
                               Amphitheatre at The
                               Music Factory            tbd
  07/16/09  Orlando, FL       Hard Rock Live            tbd
  07/17/09  St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine
                               Amphitheatre             tbd
  07/18/09  Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amp         tbd

Alkaline Trio & Street Dogs will support 5/19/09-6/9/09 on headlining dates.

  Shiny Toy Guns & Street Dogs will support 6/10/09-6/17/09.
  Dropkick Murphys will support 6/19/09-6/30/09.
  Pennywise will support 7/2/09.
  Sum 41 will support 7/7/09-7/18/09.

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Cat DeFelice, Senior Director of Publicity, Columbia Records,
+1-310-272-2702, cat.defelice@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.offspring.com/