Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio, two of the more important punk rock bands of the past few decades — with Bad Religion‘s reach extending as far back as the early 1980s — will join forces in 2020 for a co-headlining tour, it was announced on Wednesday.
Bad Religion, having burst out from Los Angeles in 1980, will be commemorating four decades as venerable punk icons:
“This tour is extra special;” explains Bad Religion co-songwriter and lead singer Greg Graffin, “not only are we celebrating our 40th anniversary, but we get to do it with Alkaline Trio, who are such a great band, really excited about this!”
The Chicago-based Alkaline Trio hasn’t done much in recent years due to guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba devoting much of his time to his efforts replacing Tom DeLonge in Blink-182, but this tour indicates it’s time for more Trio action in the coming year.
“Bad Religion was one of my first loves,” says Alkaline Trio co-lead vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba. “I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard ‘Suffer’ around age 12. They are one of the very reasons I started playing punk rock music and continue to today. This tour is going to be epic on many levels. We’ve done Warped Tour and Festival shows many times over the years but this will be the first time it’s just us and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”
Needless to say, this is a pretty can’t-miss pairing of bands, and fans will definitely have a great time with all the circle pits and high-energy antics that are sure to go down at each show on the tour.
Here’s the schedule of dates, with tickets going on-sale Friday, Dec. 13:
3/26 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
3/27 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
3/28 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/30 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
4/1 Austin, TX Stubb’s
4/2 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
4/4 Orlando, FL House of Blues
4/6 Norfolk, VA The NorVA
4/7 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
4/8 Buffalo, NY Buffalo RiverWorks
4/10 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall
4/11 Worcester, MA The Palladium
4/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
4/14 Toronto, ON Rebel
4/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
4/17 Columbus, OH Express Live!
4/18 Chicago, IL Radius
4/19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club