Alternative punk band The Offspring will be doing its part to stimulate the economy this summer. In a mock presidential address, frontman Dexter Holland...

Alternative punk band The Offspring will be doing its part to stimulate the economy this summer. In a mock presidential address, frontman Dexter Holland announced the band’s first full North American tour in about four years.

In his mock address, posted on the band’s Web site, Holland stated, “It has come to my attention in recent weeks that the state of our union in deteriorating. Every day our friends and neighbors are losing their jobs, their homes, their jet skis and their girlfriends.”

As a result, the band will complete the two-month tour to “stimulate and arouse the spirit of the American people.” Holland continued that during the two-month trek, “the band will engage in high-volume town hall style meetings where everyone’s voice will be heard.”

The 37-city outing launches May 15 at Riverfront Park in Nashville, TN, and wraps July 18 at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, FL. Highlights include a May 28 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, a June 10 show at UBC Thunderbird Arena in Vancouver, BC, a June 20 show at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL, and a July 8 event at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY.

Public on-sales begin in select markets at 10 a.m. local time on March 27.

Each leg of the tour will feature a different opening act, beginning with Alkaline Trio and Street Dogs from May 19 through June 9, followed by Shiny Toy Guns and Street Dogs from June 10 through June 17. Dropkick Murphys will support June 19 through June 30, with Pennywise hopping on board for a single July 2 show. Sum 41 closes out the tour, supporting from July 7 through July 18.

The Offspring are touring behind their eighth studio album, “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,” which was released in June 2008. The album, a follow-up to 2003’s “Splinter,” peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.


The Offspring itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 15 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park
May 17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
May 20 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
May 22 Kansas City, MO City Market
May 25 Sioux City, IA Gateway Arena
May 26 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
May 28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 30 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
June 1 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
June 3 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
June 5 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 9 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
June 10 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena
June 12 Calgary, AB The Stampede Corral
June 13 Edmonton, AB Northlands, Hall D
June 15 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Park
June 17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
June 19 St Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
June 20 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
June 21 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheater
June 23 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
June 24 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
June 26 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
June 27 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn
June 28 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
June 30 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
July 2 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
July 3 St. Ephrem de Tring, QC Woodstock en Beauce Festival
July 7 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
July 8 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
July 10 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena
July 11 Gilford, NH U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 14 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Boutique Amphitheatre
July 16 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
July 17 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 18 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre