Punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION have canceled the rest of their 2022 European tour as a consequence of “a household emergency inside the band.”
Earlier at present, BAD RELIGION launched the next assertion through social media: “There was a household emergency inside the band, and consequently, we should cancel the rest of our UK and European tour dates for this 12 months.
“We apologize for any inconvenience, and thanks in your endurance and understanding.”
Having celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2020, BAD RELIGION shaped in 1980 within the suburbs of Los Angeles. The band has develop into synonymous with clever and provocative West Coast punk rock and are thought of probably the most influential and essential bands within the style. BAD RELIGION has frequently pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed solely with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, considerate lyrics and an timeless will to encourage and provoke anybody who will hear.
The band launched its seventeenth studio album, “Age Of Unreason”, in 2019. The critically acclaimed report affords a fiery and intensely related musical response to the instances, with songs that handle a myriad of socio-political maladies, together with conspiracy theories, racist rallies, Trump‘s election, the erosion of the center class, various info and extra. There’s a stylistic consistency to the band’s iconic and influential sound — onerous quick beats, large hooks and rousing choruses, but every new music stays distinctive, using composition, melody and lyrics to ship a singular narrative in keeping with the band’s longstanding humanist worldview.
In December 2020, BAD RELIGION celebrated its 40 years of creating music with “A long time”, a four-episode on-line streaming occasion captured reside at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California. The band felt it essential to commemorate the conclusion of 2020 as a wierd second in historical past after they reached that 40-year milestone. The celebratory episodes included reside efficiency footage, unique interviews, and a peek at their rehearsals main as much as the taping of “A long time”.
In August 2020, BAD RELIGION launched its autobiography, “Do What You Need: The Story Of Unhealthy Faith”, written with the group’s full cooperation and help. It reveals the ups and downs of the band’s 40-year profession, from their beginnings as youngsters experimenting in a San Fernando Valley storage dubbed “The Hell Gap” to headlining main music festivals world wide. The e-book predominantly options the 4 principal voices of BAD RELIGION in a hybrid oral historical past/narrative format: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley and Brian Baker. It additionally contains uncommon photographs and never-before-seen materials from their archives.
Earlier this 12 months, Graffin informed Spokesman.com that he and Gurewitz have been engaged on new materials, however that BAD RELIGION followers going to the band’s live performance should not count on something more moderen than tracks from “Age Of Unreason”.
“We’ve got loads of songs to play,” Graffin stated. “We’re engaged on new stuff, however we’re superb with taking part in songs followers are aware of — we have lined a whole lot of floor over time.”
BAD RELIGION‘s present lineup additionally contains guitarists Brian Baker and Mike Dimkich and drummer Jamie Miller.