Bad Religion Takes 'Empire' On The Road
Stalwart California punk act Bad Religion has made plans for a fall U.S. tour that will kick off Oct. 14 in Dallas.Stalwart California punk act Bad Religion has made plans for a fall U.S. tour that will kick off Oct. 14 in Dallas. The run, which will close Nov. 19 in Hollywood, Calif., comes in support of the group's latest Epitaph album, "The Empire Strikes First."
Rise Against will open all shows, and will play its own headlining club dates during a week-long tour break at the beginning of November.
Released in June, "Empire" bowed at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 40 on The Billboard 200. Lead single "Los Angeles Is Burning" topped out at No. 40 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
As previously reported, the Brett Gurewitz/Greg Graffin-led band contributed the album track "Live Again (The Fall of Man)" to "Genocide in Sudan," a compilation aiming to benefit the war-town African country due in November from Waxploitation Records.
The band also offered another "Empire" track, "Let Them Eat War," to Fat Wreck Chords' "Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2" compilation which last month debuted at No. 45 on The Billboard 200.
Bad Religion spent much of its summer out on the road with the 10th edition of the Vans Warped Tour.
Here are Bad Religion's upcoming tour dates:
Oct. 14: Dallas (Trees)
Oct. 15: Corpus Christi, Texas (Concrete Street Amphitheatre)
Oct. 16: Austin (Stubb's BBQ)
Oct. 17: Houston (Numbers)
Oct. 19: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
Oct. 20: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House Of Blues)
Oct. 21: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Oct. 22: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House Of Blues)
Oct. 23: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
Oct. 25: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
Oct. 26: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 27: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Oct. 28: New York (Webster Hall)
Oct. 29: Boston (Avalon)
Nov. 5: Milwaukee (Rave/Eagles Club)
Nov. 6: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Nov. 7: Minneapolis (Quest Club)
Nov. 9: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
Nov. 12: San Diego (SOMA)
Nov. 13: Bakersfield, Calif. (Dome)
Nov. 14: San Francisco (Warfield)
Nov. 16: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theatre)
Nov. 18: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theatre)
Nov. 19: Hollywood, Calif. (Hollywood Palladium)