Looks like I am going to have some serious road trip plans this summer, as three of my all time favorite bands are teaming up for a summer tour. Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Offspring have announced the kick off to a tour titled the Summer Nationals. The clincher is that The Offspring plan to perform their album "Smash" in it's entirety. It just doesn't get much better than that.

According to Alternative Press

The Offspring will be performing Smash in its entirety for the first time (along with other new and classic songs). The album sold 12 million copies and remains the highest selling independent record of all time. Pennywise will be playing their classics along with songs from their upcoming new album on Epitaph. (This will also be Pennywise's first full North American tour following the return of original lead singer Jim Lindberg.)

 

 

Summer Nationals 2014 dates:
7/29/14  Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE* - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
7/30/14  Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/1/14  Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/2/14  Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/4/14  New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/5/14  New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/7/14  Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach* - on sale May 23 @ 10 AM
8/8/14  Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park - Lake Champlain Maritime Fest* - on sale May 16 @ 11 AM
8/11/14  Boston, MA - House Of Blues* - on sale May 17 @10 AM
8/14/14  Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre# - on saleJune 6 @ 10 AM
8/15/14  West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/16/14  Cape Canaveral, FL - Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/19/14  St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre# - on sale May 30 @ 10 AM
8/20/14  Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Music Park# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/22/14  Oklahoma City, OK - Downtown Airpark# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/24/14  Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/26/14  Magna, UT - The Great Saltair** - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/27/14  Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino# - on saleMay 16 @ 10 AM
8/29/14  Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/30/14  Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/31/14  Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds* - on saleJune 13 @ 10 AM
9/7/14  Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati^ - on sale TBA
9/9/14  Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom^ - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
9/11/14  Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Ballroom^^ - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM

* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA
^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun

Additional Offspring shows this Summer include:
7/11/14  Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre w/ The Adolescents
8/08-10/14  Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal Festival w/ Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Metallica, Slayer and more.
9/06/14  Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre/Chill On The Hill 2014 w/ Rise Against, Bad Religion, A Day To Remember and more.
9/12/14  Chicago, IL - Venue TBA