Columbia Records Set to Release The Offspring's Greatest Hits on DualDisc & Standard CD; In Stores Tuesday, June 21
The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection to be Released Tuesday, July 5
The Offspring Gear up for 2005 Warped Tour
Columbia Records is ready to release The Offspring's Greatest Hits, the first-ever career-spanning collection of bona fide hits from Orange County's legendary multi-platinum punk rock band, on Tuesday, June 21. A companion piece, The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection, will be in stores on Tuesday, July 5.
The Offspring's Greatest Hits is being released as a both a conventional CD and as a DualDisc. The DualDisc version of Greatest Hits features the entire album on the audio-only side while the DVD side includes the full album in 5.1 stereo; an in-the-studio retrospective piece with The Offspring's Dexter Holland and Noodles offering anecdotes and insight into the group's history with the inside stories behind the hits; and an exclusive in-the- studio acoustic performance of "Dirty Magic," from the group's 1993 Epitaph album, Ignition.
Greatest Hits opens with the group's new single, "Can't Repeat," a brand- new previously unreleased song followed by three career-defining hits -- "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," "Self Esteem," and "Gotta Get Away" -- from The Offspring's 1994 watershed album on Epitaph, Smash, which has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling independent releases of all time.
The Offspring's Greatest Hits also includes a non-stop series of bona fide hits culled from the group's Columbia Records catalog -- 1997's Ixnay On The Hombre ("All I Want," "Gone Away"); 1998's Americana ("Pretty Fly [For A White Guy]," "Why Don't You Get A Job?," "The Kids Aren't Alright"); 2000's Conspiracy Of One ("Original Prankster," "Want You Bad"); and 2003's Splinter ("Hit That," "[Can't Get My] Head Around You"). Rounding out The Offspring's Greatest Hits package is 2001's hit single, "Defy You," from the "Orange County" soundtrack.
Available on July 5, The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection, a 2- 1/2 hour DVD showcasing all of the band's groundbreaking and often hilarious videos, from the early raw Epitaph clips through the group's new single, "Can't Repeat." The band's patented blend of rapid-fire musicianship, pulsing chords, unforgettable hooks, youth culture angst, and deadpan wit can be seen and heard in videos for "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," "Self Esteem," "Gotta Get Away," "All I Want," "Gone Away," "The Meaning Of Life," "I Choose," "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)," "Why Don't You Get A Job," "The Kids Aren't Alright," "She's Got Issues," "Original Prankster," "Want You Bad," "Defy You," "Hit That," "(Can't Get My) Head Around You," and "Can't Repeat." As an additional bonus for fans, The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection includes the band-produced video rarities, "Da Hui" and "Cool To Hate."
Further bonus features on The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection include a wry audio commentary on the videos from Dexter Holland and Noodles; a selection of live television performances; and "Guy Cohen: Where Is He Now?," Dexter's penetrating interview with the actor from "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)." The Offspring's Complete Music Video Collection is recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
The Offspring will headline this year's Warped Tour beginning June 18 in Columbus, Ohio (see full itinerary following).
One of the few rock bands in the world to achieve ongoing international platinum status while maintaining credibility, viability and enormous popularity with the oft-times fickle alt-rock audience, The Offspring began the group's string of international platinum album hits with 1994's Smash (Epitaph), which has sold more than 11 million copies across the globe. The band released Ixnay On The Hombre, its first platter for Columbia Records, in February 1997, following it up with the global sensation Americana, which has also sold more than 11 million copies worldwide since its release in November 1998.
The band's singles -- including "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)," "Self Esteem," "Original Prankster," "Hit That" and many others -- have dominated Alternative, Rock and Pop radio formats, helping to restore Rock to the nation's radio airwaves and video playlists.
From 1994's Smash through 2003's Splinter, the Offspring have sold more than 32 million albums worldwide.
The Offspring/Warped Tour 2005 Itinerary 06/18/05 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater 06/19/05 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre 06/21/05 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion 06/22/05 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 06/24/05 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center 06/25/05 Houston, TX Reliant Center 06/26/05 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless 06/28/05 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Campus Music Center 06/29/05 Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex 06/30/05 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheater 07/01/05 Long Beach, CA Cal State / Long Beach 07/02/05 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32 07/03/05 Ventura, CA Seaside Park 07/04/05 Fresno, CA Fresno Convention Center, Selland Arena 07/06/05 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex 07/07/05 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater 07/08/05 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater 07/09/05 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater 07/10/05 St Helens, OR Columbia Meadows 07/16/05 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds 07/17/05 Denver, CO Invesco Field 07/20/05 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/21/05 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater 07/22/05 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 07/23/05 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center 07/24/05 Minneapolis, MN Metrodome Lot 07/26/05 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Six Flags 07/31/05 Pontiac, MI Pontiac Silverdome, Stadium 08/01/05 Pittsburgh, PA Post- Gazette Pavilion 08/03/05 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheater 08/04/05 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville State Fairgrounds 08/05/05 St Petersburg, FL Vinoy Waterfront 08/06/05 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 08/07/05 Orlando-Daytona, FL Tinker Field 08/08/05 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 08/09/05 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 08/10/05 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge 08/11/05 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain 08/13/05 New York, NY Randall Island 08/14/05 Englishtown, NJ Raceway Park 08/15/05 Northampton, MA Northampton Fairgrounds
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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