East Bay punk rockers RANCID announce EU/UK 2023 Tour

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Today, East Bay punk rockers Rancid have announced they will be coming back to Europe and the UK next year in June to play a run of festivals and headline shows.

The tour will be kicking off on June 2nd in Rimini, Italy, at Slam Dunk, followed by shows in Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the UK, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec 16 at 10:00 AM local via here.

Support on the UK headline shows will be The Bronx and label mates Grade 2.


June 20, 2023 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 21, 2023 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse

Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkeley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing punk rock band for over a quarter century. Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved and still influential first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible — start an even better band. Thus, Rancid. Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album, “Rancid,” in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band. The result, in 1994, was “Let’s Go.”

In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum-selling “…And Out Come The Wolves.” They followed with the even more ambitious “Life Won’t Wait” in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled “Rancid,” just to see if anyone was paying attention. After “Indestructible” in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid’s current line-up. They subsequently released the albums “Let The Dominos Fall” (2009), “Honor Is All We Know” (2014), and “Trouble Maker” (2017).

Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to the community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after. They are the living embodiment of East Bay punk. And if you don’t know all this by now — you’re not playing their music loud enough! See ya in the pit.

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