The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise To Perform At Port
By Space Coast Daily // August 15, 2014
Summer Nationals Tour AT PORT CANAVERAL
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BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL FLORIDA – Some of the USA’s most well known punk rock bands will perform in concert at the large outdoor event area, next to Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower, this Saturday as part of the Summer Nationals Tour.
Like the cruise and cargo ships, the new concert and events area at the Port’s spectacular new Exploration Tower, will pump millions of dollars into the Brevard economy.
“This new area at the Port is awesome,” said Eric Davenport of Oviedo, who had traveled over to check out the new venue at the Port in advance of the concert on Saturday.
“These are my favorite bands and we are pumped that they are playing over here near the beach. All my friends are coming and we plan to stay over here and have fun all weekend at Jetty Park.”
Headlining the punk rock concert at the Port will be The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise.
PART ONE TRIBE, HAIR OF THE BEAST KICK OFF MUSIC AT 3:15 PM
Opening the day’s feast of punk rock on a side stage at 3:15 p.m. will be Part One Tribe and Hair of the Beast.
Following the acts on the side stage, the opening acts on the main concert stage will be Whole Wheat Bread, DJ Jeff Cox and then Stiff Little Fingers, before the three headliners
The Offspring, which has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide while performing more than 1,100 concerts, includes band members Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums). Following a riot at a 1984 Social Distortion show, high school buddies Dexter and Greg K decided to start a band of their own in Garden Grove, California. The Offspring are known for their many hits including “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Hammerhead” and “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.”
Bad Religion’s music often hits hard on social and political issues and is known for it’s famous hit songs “Infected,” “21 Century (Digital Boy),” and “Sorrow.” The band includes Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar, backing vocals), Jay Bentley (bass, backing vocals), Brian Baker (guitar), Brooks Wackerman (drums) and Mike Dimkich (guitar).
Pennywise, now welcoming back their original lead singer, Jim Lindberg, after a four-year absence, has been one of the most well known punk rock bands for the past twenty years. Made up of members Jim Lindberg (vocals), Fletcher Dragge (guitars), Randy Bradbury (bass), and Byron McMackin (drums), the legendary punk band is sure to rock the Port
WHEN: Saturday, August 16
WHERE: At the area next to Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower, 670 Dave Nisbet Drive, Cape Canaveral, Florida
WHO: The Offspring with Bad Religion, Pennywise, and Stiff Little Fingers
SCHEDULE: Gates open at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Exploration Tower at the Port,
TICKETS: $35. VIP tickets are available for $110.15 and include VIP entry, special viewing areas, bar access from 7 to 11 p.m., and a pre- event party from 3 to 7 p.m. with open bar and cookout. This is an all ages show. Log on to Ticketmaster.com
About the Summer Nationals Tour
In 1994, Epitaph Records sponsored Summer Nationals, selling out three days at the Hollywood Palladium.
The rising tide of California punk bands were brought together with their swelling legion of fans into one sweaty mass of zeitgeist. The Offspring, having just released the seminal album Smash, lead the way alongside Bad Religion and Pennywise.
Those same headliners will join together for the first time since that memorable moment and bring the event across North America. Starting in late July through the end of Summer, the trio, along with other bands on select dates including Stiff Little Fingers and SoCal punk buds The Vandals, will hit the road for Summer Nationals 2014 – see full date listing below.
The Offspring will be performing Smash in its entirety for the first time ever, an album that has sold 12 million copies and remains as the highest selling independent record of all time, plus new and classic songs. Bad Religion, fresh off the surprise success of their acclaimed Christmas Songs album, will pull from their deep catalog. Pennywise will be playing their classics along with songs from their upcoming new album on Epitaph (this will also be Pennywise’s first full North American tour following the return of original lead singer Jim Lindberg after a 4 year hiatus).