The Offspring, Simple Plan bringing punk-rock tour to Victoria this fall

The Offspring, Simple Plan bringing punk-rock tour to Victoria this fall
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The Offspring hit the stage at Save-On-Food Memorial Arena on Nov. 27 with support from Simple Plan.

American band The Offspring is hitting the stage in Victoria this fall, bringing Canada’s own Simple Plan with them for a punk-rock concert like no other.

The Offspring, a multi-platinum band with album sales surpassing 40 million, is gearing up to perform at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena on Nov. 27 — the last stop on the Canadian leg of their Let The Bad Times Roll Tour.

The nationwide tour announced Tuesday kicks off in Halifax, N.S., hitting 18 cities coast to coast all in support of the band’s 10th studio album of the same name, according to a news release.

“This album is probably the most cathartic thing we’ve done,” said lyricist Dexter Holland in the release.

“The messages might be dark, but at the end what’s left is that communication is important, working through feelings is important and most of all, hope is important.”

The Offspring first saw success in the 90s with the release of their album Smash and are often regarded by fans as one of the best punk-rock bands of all time.

Members of Simple Plan, meanwhile, boast worldwide sales topping 10 million and have also scored multi-platinum status with numerous accolades, including a 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award.

Originating from Montreal, Que., drummer Chuck Comeau says Simple Plan is “so excited” to finally be able to announce the upcoming tour with The Offspring.

“We know a lot of our Canadian fans have been waiting for a very long time for this and we’re absolutely thrilled to play for them all over the country,” added Comeau. “Canada is a very special place for our band, and we know these shows are gonna be amazing.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at

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