NEWS + BLOG
May 11th, 2017

 

Hey everybody,

Dexter here. Well we’re gearing up for another busy year touring (and recording), and I can’t wait. In fact I’m actually writing this from our tour stop in Charlotte, NC before our show here this weekend. I know I haven’t posted much for awhile - cause I’ve been busy!

This is sort of an announcement that I completed my dissertation defense and that means that I’ll be graduating on May 11 with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California.

You might ask, why are you getting a Ph.D.? Well, pick the correct answer from the choices below!
A) I was bored
B) I like suffering
C) I am interested in the molecular dynamics of HIV infection and of virus:host interactions in general

No, the answer’s not all three!…actually, as many of you already know I started the Ph.D. a long time ago but put it on hold when we started touring a lot. I finally went back a few years ago. To finish I had to research and write a thesis, or dissertation, which is kind of like the biggest term paper you’ll ever do (mine is about 175 pages).

My research focused on the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. I am interested in virology and wanted to contribute in some small way to the knowledge which has been learned about HIV and AIDS. This terrible disease remains a worldwide epidemic - over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected and living with the HIV virus. Over one million people a year die from this disease.

My research is not meant to be a cure or even an immediate step toward a cure, but I believe that by adding to the vast amount of information that we’ve learned about HIV in the last 30 years or so, we’ll get there. Toward that end, I’m going to continue to do research, and you’ll probably see some of my research papers get published here and there over the next few years.

So, what does this all mean for the band? It means…the BAND IS BACK ON! Well, we never really stopped touring and making records, but we’ll be doing a bunch of shows all around the world this year plus recording new stuff every chance we get. Look for new music by us out soon.

See you on the road!
Dexter

PS - Here is the title of the thesis. Click on the link if you'd like to read it:
"Discovery of Mature MicroRNA Sequences within the Protein-Coding Regions of Global HIV-1 Genomes: Predictions of Novel Mechanisms for Viral Infection and Pathogenicity” smarturl.it/DexterThesis
April 25th, 2017

Excited to be performing at 105.7 The Point POINTFEST 2017 on Sunday, September 10 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis with Sublime With Rome, The Urge, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger + more! Pre-sale tickets are available beginning this Thursday, April 27 @ 10am thru 10pm and public on sale begins Friday, April 28 @ 10am RIGHT HERE.

March 24th, 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be performing our album 'Ignition' at an exclusive benefit show in Berkeley for 924 Gilman, celebrating their 30th Anniversary, on Thursday, April 13. The event will take place at Cornerstone, located at 2110 Durant Avenue at 6 PM.

 

924 Gilman was established over 30 years ago in Berkeley as an all-ages, volunteer run community space focused on live music by underground artists. 924 Gilman, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, hosts well over 150 live shows a year in addition to providing space for meetings, recovery groups, activity nights, and special events.

 

The evening will also feature Day Labor and Dandelion Massacre, two bands that regularly perform at 924 Gilman.

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 through TicketFly at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1456975.

  • General Admission ($60 per ticket)
  • 924 Gilman Supporter ($150 per ticket) that includes exclusive entrance to the venue through the beer garden/ restaurant located at 2367 Shattuck Avenue; exclusive access to the Mezzanine with its own bar, elevated views, and some stools; a $25 meal and drink ticket for the Cornerstone; one show poster signed by the Offspring; and the choice of one 924 Gilman fundraising T-shirt.
  • 924 Gilman Supporter Extraordinaire ($200 per ticket) that includes the 924 Gilman Supporter package plus a meet and greet with the Offspring between the Day Labor and Dandelion Massacre sets.

Due to the special nature of this show, there is a 4-ticket purchase limit per household and all tickets will be available for pick up through will call only on the day of the show. The original purchaser must be in attendance to pick up the tickets by showing their ID and immediately entering the venue with their party.

 

Proceeds from this event to benefit 924 Gilman.

March 13th, 2017

We're excited to hit the road with our friends Sublime with Rome for a run of dates across the US + Canada this year! Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local time using password using password 'OFFSPRING2017' + general on sale starts this Friday, March 17 RIGHT HERE.

February 23rd, 2017

Brazil - We had so much fun at Rock in Rio in 2008, 2012 + 2013 that we wanted to come back again this year! Pick up your tickets for Rock in Rio 2017 on September 24 beginning April 6 at rockinrio.com

February 22nd, 2017

Phoenix - we can't wait to join our good friends Pennywise at BRUFest 2017 on Saturday, April 15! Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10am MT at BruFest.com.

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Pryor, OK
May 28 - "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds
Burlington, Canada
June 10 - Spencer Smith Park
Montebello, Canada
June 23 - Ch‚teau Montebello
Spokane, WA
July 06 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Abbotsford, Canada
July 07 - Abbotsford Centre
Penticton, Canada
July 08 - South Okanagan Events Centre
Calgary, Canada
July 10 - Cowboys Stampede
Moose Jaw, Canada
July 11 - Mosaic Place
Winnipeg, Canada
July 12 - RBC Convention Center
Greater Sudbury, Canada
July 14 - Sudbury Arena
London, Canada
July 15 - Harris Park
Barolo, Italy
July 27 - Piazza Colbert
Gijon, Spain
July 29 - Tsunami Xix
Gignac, France
July 30 - Festival Ecaussysteme
Roma, Italy
August 02 - Postepay Sound
Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
August 04 - Stadio Comunale Teghil
Szekesfehervar, Hungary
August 05 - Takarodů ķt
Tolmin, Slovenia
August 07 - Punk Rock Holiday
Lokeren, Belgium
August 09 - Lokerse Feesten
Landerneau, France
August 11 - August 13 - Festival FÍte du Bruit
Sankt Polten, Austria
August 15 - August 17 - FM4 Frequency Festival
Ubersee, Germany
August 16 - August 19 - Almfischer 11
Penthalaz, Switzerland
August 17 - Venoge Festival
Leipzig, Germany
August 18 - August 20 - Highfield Festival
Chicago, IL
September 08 - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sterling Heights, MI
September 09 - Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Saint Louis, MO
September 10 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Holmdel, NJ
September 12 - PNC Bank Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA
September 14 - Festival Per at Penn's Landing
Boston, MA
September 15 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wantagh, NY
September 16 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Rogers, AR
September 19 - Walmart AMP
The Woodlands, TX
September 21 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Irving, TX
September 22 - The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
September 24 - Rock in Rio
Chula Vista, CA
September 26 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
September 27 - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Las Vegas, NV
September 29 - Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Salt Lake City, UT
September 30 - USANA Amphitheatre
Edmonton, Canada
October 27 - Shaw Conference Centre
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