Bad Religion & The Bouncing Souls to play Boston
Bad Religion have announced plans for a tour of North America this fall. The band will stop at Boston’s House of Blues on Monday, October 18. Tickets are now on sale through Live Nation for $22.50 and $32.50. Joining them on the road will be special guests The Bouncing Souls while Off With Their Heads will open the show.
The punk-rock icons will be playing in support of their forthcoming album, The Dissent of Man. Produced by Joe Barresi (The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age), Bad Religion’s fifteenth studio effort will be released on September 28. The album’s first single “The Devil in Stitches” is now streaming on the band’s MySpace. Over the course of making The Dissent of Man, primary songwriters Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz’s songwriting was informed by life changing events, with Graffin writing his forthcoming book “Anarchy Evolution” (out September 28) and Gurewitz embarking on parenthood again.The result is said to be one of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums ever.
“I feel like the last couple of records have been amongst our most conservative, never straying too far from a Bad Religion sound,” Gurewitz said in a press release. “Whereas on this one we’re taking the songs to a lot of different places, exploring our influences and trying out some new things in a way we haven’t done in years.”
The Bouncing Souls are touring in support of their eighth album, Ghosts on the Boardwalk. Released in January on the New Jersey band’s own label, the new album is comprised of 12 songs that were originally released as 7’’ EPs and digital singles in 2009 as part of their 20th Anniversary Series. Ghosts on the Boardwalk is the band’s first album in nearly four years, which marks the longest gap between albums in their career.