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 + 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.

February 16th, 2017

Can't wait to make our return to FM4 Frequency Festival in Sankt Pölten, Austria the week of August 15 - 17! Pick up your tickets now right here.

February 13th, 2017

Excited to announce that we'll be performing at Cowboys Stampede on Monday, July 10 with Sublime With Rome! Pre-sale begins this Wednesday, February 15 at 10am MST with password: #cowboyscalgary. General on sale begins Friday, February 17 at 10am MST right here.

February 3rd, 2017

Tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary of the release of Ixnay On The Hombre. This album has always been one of our favorites and we are really looking forward to playing it in full at Amnesia Rockfest in June (and maybe a few more times...).
Today we are also releasing a few new Ixnay items in our merchandise store, including a very limited edition 16x20 signed and numbered aluminum lithograph (only 10 available). Pre-order yours now exclusively at theoffspringstore.com.
- The Offspring

February 2nd, 2017

SPAIN - We'll see you at Tsunami Xixón in Gijón on July 29! Pick up your tickets now at tsunamixixon.com.

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