Bad Religion's 2024 Western U.S. Tour: Celebrating 40 Years of Punk Rock

Bad Religion’s 2024 Western U.S. Tour: Celebrating 40 Years of Punk Rock

Bad Religion has not only defined the California half-pipe punk scene but also managed to stay relevant through various trend shifts and album releases, all while maintaining a rigorous touring schedule. Their ability to keep their core audience while attracting new generations of punk enthusiasts is a testament to their enduring appeal and musical prowess. The band’s lineup, featuring Greg Graffin (vocals), Jay Bentley (bass), Brian Baker (guitar), Mike Dimkich (guitar), and Jamie Miller (drums), represents one of the most powerful versions of Bad Religion to date.

Since their formation, Bad Religion has played a pivotal role in the history of punk music. Emerging shortly after the original punk explosion, they spearheaded the west coast hardcore movement, blending melodic riffs, harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics with hardcore’s raw energy. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, they expanded their sound and adapted to the changing music landscape, consistently releasing critically acclaimed albums that resonated with both old and new fans. Their 17 studio albums stand as a testament to their evolving sound and sustained influence.

Bad Religion’s reputation for being socially aware and intellectually provocative is matched by their powerful live performances. Their live shows are a testament to their musical energy, with beats and riffs that compel audiences to move. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the band showcased their ingenuity by creating an online series of streaming concerts recorded at the Roxy in Hollywood. This docuseries, divided into two seasons, highlighted the band’s career and served as a tribute to their fans, demonstrating their evolution beyond the stereotypical skate punk label.

Beyond the stage, Greg Graffin, the band’s frontman, has distinguished himself as a professor and author. His numerous books on history and personal survival, along with his prestigious Rushdie Award for Cultural Humanism from Harvard, underline his intellectual contributions. In 2022, he released his memoir, Punk Paradox, offering insights into his journey in the punk scene. The band’s autobiography, Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion, released in 2021, chronicles their remarkable 43-year journey, celebrating their legacy and continued relevance. Bad Religion remains committed to their music and shows no signs of slowing down, proving that they are as vital and impactful as ever.

Bad Religion Tour Dates

Jun. 21 – 23, 2024Gräfenhainichen, GermanyFull Force Festival 2024
Jun. 23, 2024Katowice, PolandSpodek
Jun. 25, 2024Zurich, SwitzerlandX-TRA
Jun. 26, 2024Saarbrücken, GermanyGarage Saarbrücken
Jun. 27, 2024Ysselsteyn, NetherlandsJera On Air
Jun. 28 – 30, 2024Tábor, CzechiaMighty Sounds Festival 2024
Jul. 2, 2024Wien, AustriaGasometer
Jul. 3, 2024Padova, ItalySherwood Festival 2024
Jul. 5, 2024Hünxe, GermanyRuhrpott Rodeo 2024
Jul. 6, 2024Nürnberg, GermanySAVE THE CORE
Jul. 7, 2024Lille, BelgiumSjock festival 2024
Jul. 9, 2024Esch-sur-alzette, LuxembourgRockhal
Jul. 10, 2024Paris, FranceÉlysée Montmartre
Jul. 12, 2024Hamburg, GermanyDocks
Jul. 13, 2024Hamburg, GermanyDocks
Jul. 16, 2024Oslo, NorwaySentrum Scene
Jul. 17, 2024Furuvik, SwedenFuruviksparken
Jul. 19 – 20, 2024Gijón, SpainTsunami Xixón 2024
Sep. 17, 2024Stroudsburg, PASherman Theater
Sep. 18, 2024Huntington, NYThe Paramount
Sep. 20, 2024Portland, MEState Theater
Sep. 21, 2024Québec, QCQuebec City Old Port Agora
Sep. 23, 2024Montreal, QCMTELUS
Sep. 24, 2024Toronto, ONThe Danforth Music Hall
Sep. 25, 2024Buffalo, NYBuffalo RiverWorks
Sep. 27, 2024North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues Myrtle Beach
Sep. 28, 2024Richmond, VAThe National
Oct. 1, 2024Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center
Oct. 2, 2024Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works
Oct. 4, 2024Little Rock, ARThe Hall
Oct. 5, 2024Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
Oct. 6, 2024Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
Oct. 8, 2024Davenport, IACapitol Theatre
Oct. 9, 2024Sioux Falls, SDThe District
Oct. 12, 2024Edmonton, ABMidway
Oct. 14, 2024Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
Oct. 15, 2024Seattle, WAThe Showbox
Oct. 16, 2024Spokane, WAKnitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 18, 2024Portland, ORMcMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 19, 2024Wheatland, CAHard Rock Live

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