Pennywise is an American punk rock band, currently composed of Fletcher Dragge, Randy Bradbury and Byron McMackin. The group was formed in 1988, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1991. Since then, they have released a new album every other year, except for their most recent album, 2008’s “Reason to Believe,” which was released three years after their previous effort. In 1996, original member Jason Thirsk left the group to fight his alcoholism. Although he initially succeeded, he later relapsed and committed suicide, at which point Bradbury joined the group.

After Thirsk’s death, the group continued to produce albums steadily and maintain a strong fanbase. Lead singer Jim Lindberg left Pennywise in August 2009; the group recently chose Zoli Teglas of Ignite as a temporary replacement, but no official permanent replacement has been found. Despite their setbacks, Pennywise continues to be a successful rock band and tours often, most recently in the fall of 2009.

Pennywise concerts tap Ignite’s Zoli Teglas as temporary lead singer
As Pennywise searches for a new lead singer, Zoli Teglas, frontman for hardcore punk band Ignite, will temporarily fill in on vocals during the group’s October 24 set at the 2009 Smokeout Festival at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA. The festival, which runs October 23-24, marks the... Read more
Pennywise lead singer exits group as search for new singer begins
After nearly 20 years, nine albums and countless shows around the world, Pennywise lead singer and songwriter Jim Lindberg has left the Southern California punk rock group. “My time in Pennywise has come to an end,” Lindberg said in a statement. “Being the singer for this band has been... Read more
Last chance for Ne-Yo, Pennywise tickets
Ticket sales for a number of tours, like Ne-Yo and Pennywise, will close during the week ending March 2, as compiled by TicketNews. Rapper Ne-Yo is finishing his current tour for “Year of the Gentleman” with five more concerts scheduled through his March 1 closer at the Fabulous Fox... Read more
Jagermeister Music Tour taps Pennywise, Pepper as headliners
Entering its seven year, the Jagermeister Music Tour has announced punk rock band Pennywise and rock-reggae crew Pepper as the headliners for its spring tour. The trek kicks off April 13 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA, and closes May 23 at Myth in St. Paul, MN. The tour... Read more
Daily tour recap: Pennywise, Ben Folds, Clutch and more
Today’s tour recap includes comedy and music tour information, special event announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on January 12, 2009. With the presidential inauguration just a week away, plans are starting to heat up for the various celebrations honoring President-elect Barack Obama. The Beastie Boys and Sheryl... Read more
Daily Tour Recap: Howie Mandel, Pennywise and more
Today’s recap includes tour, concert, special event, and venue announcements as compiled by TicketNews on January 7, 2009. Influential rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z recently announced that he will be having a concert in Washington, D.C. on January 19 to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama. The concert will take... Read more
Pennywise launches U.S. tour
Following sold out shows in Japan and Australia and after logging nearly 400,000 free downloads of their ninth studio album, “Reason to Believe,” Pennywise has launched a U.S. tour of headlining shows and radio festivals running through June 7 in Mountainview, CA. Later this summer, the Hermosa Beach, CA... Read more