SoCal icons and one of rock music’s best-selling bands of all time, The Offspring, have announced the deluxe version of their album ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ which is out today via Concord Records. The album contains two new songs a live rendition of ‘The Opioid Diaries’ and an all French rendition of ‘We Never Have Sex Anymore’, properly titled as ‘Guerre Sous Couvertures’.
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On why the band decided to record the song in French, frontman Dexter Holland had this to say: “The inspiration to record in French came from the core of the song – the lamenting of the loss of passion in a relationship – and to me, passion is very French. I don’t know how to explain it but I feel so much passion whenever I’m in France and when I wrote this song, I thought it has to be done in French. So, we did it in French.”
The Offspring’s tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Roll debuted at number 3 in UK official album chart, #1 on Billboard’s Alternative album chart, charted at #2 on Billboard Top Rock Albums and #27 on the Billboard Top 200. The album, which marks the band’s first in almost a decade, was released April 16th via Concord Records.
The Offspring have shown no signs of slowing down as they continue to dominate airplay and charts worldwide, ascending to #1 at Active Rock and inching towards Top 10 at Alternative radio. Let The Bad Times Roll has sold over 38,000 units and amassed nearly 22 million streams across the U.S since its debut. Success for the album has skyrocketed to the top of the charts all around the globe, hitting career high chart debuts with seven top 5s and ten top 10s, including an all-new top 3 in the U.K., marking their highest-charting to date in the market.
Legends and innovators of the Southern California rock scene, The Offspring have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, and have toured consistently, playing more than 500 shows in the last decade alone. Their music has had a lasting impact across film, television, and video games, but the band turned their focus to a new album release in 2021. The band is comprised of singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada and bassist Todd Morse.
THE OFFSPRING will be touring the UK this November, the ‘Let The Bad Times Roll Tour’. On top of this, support on all dates will be the Swedish rock favourites, THE HIVES. Having a tour with two such incredible bands comes around very rarely these days, and this tour is one not to be missed under any circumstances.
ALL confirmed dates for the UK tour:
Tuesday 23rd November – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wednesday 24th November – Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Friday 26th November – The SSE Wembley Arena London
Saturday 27th November – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Monday 29th November – AO Arena Manchester
Tuesday 30th November – First Direct Arena Leeds