The Offspring Debut New Single 'Hammerhead'

New Album Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace to be Released June 17 on Columbia Records

Single hits radio May 5 and is available for free download on


The Offspring have returned.

Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) are gearing up for the June 17, 2008 release of Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace [Columbia Records], an impressive new set of songs from one of rock's most exciting and enduring bands. The single, "Hammerhead," will be available for free download at the revamped beginning May 5, the same day that the song is officially released to radio. A special gatefold vinyl edition of the album with access to a free download of the album will be released alongside the traditional CD and download.

The Offspring entered the studio with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult) to record 12 new songs culled from the most productive songwriting period in the band's history. The end result is a broad reaching album forging new territory while staying true to the band's vision. Every song on the band's eighth studio album delivers.

That's quite the accomplishment for a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide, including their 1994 release "Smash," which more than a decade after its release remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

The band's initial tour dates are listed below and on where new dates will be added as they are announced.

  May   16   91X X-Fest                    San Diego, CA
        17   KROQ Weenie Roast             Irvine, CA
        18   KJEE Summer Round Up          Santa Barbara, CA
        30   Electric Festival             Madrid, Spain

  June   6   Rock in Rio Festival          Lisbon, Portugal
         7   Rock am Ring Festival         Nurburg, Germany
         8   Rock im Park Festival         Nuremberg, Germany
        13   Greenfield Festival           Interlaken, Switzerland
        14   Download Festival             Donington Park, England

  July   4   Rock For People Festival      Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
         5   Volt Festival                 Sopron, Hungary
         6   Eurockeennes Festival         Belfort, France
         8   Rockwave Festival             Athens, Greece
        26   93.3 Big Gig                  Denver, CO

  August 9   Virgin Mobile Festival        Baltimore, MD

  Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace track-listing:

  Trust In You
  You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
  A Lot Like Me
  Takes Me Nowhere
  Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
  Stuff Is Messed Up
  Fix You
  Let's Hear It For Rock Bottom
  Rise And Fall

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