By Alex HudsonFor punk fans who have been counting down the days until the arrival of Bad Religion's True North, the wait is over a little early. Although the January 22 release date is still a week away, the veteran L.A. group are streaming the entire record online and have announced an upcoming North American tour.
The trek will last for most of March and April, and will find the band travelling to both coasts of the continent. In addition to a generous selection of U.S. dates, the schedule includes three Canadian shows: Montreal on March 30, Toronto the day after that, and Vancouver on April 13. See the itinerary below.
To hear the new songs that they're sure to playing during these shows, stream the entire 16-song True North via the YouTube playlist at the bottom of this page.
A press release explains, "True North celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. It is one of the band's most emotionally accessible albums to date. Beneath the bristling guitars and surging drums exists one of the most cathartic works of the band's career."
1/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 3/8 Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair & Event Center 3/9 San Diego, CA - Soma 3/12 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live 3/13 Houston, TX - House of Blues 3/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues 3/16 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor 3/17 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando 3/19 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 3/20 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium 3/22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 3/23 Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theatre 3/24 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 3/26 New York, NY - Terminal 5 3/28 Boston, MA - House of Blues 3/29 Portland, ME - State Theatre 3/30 Montreal, QC - Metropolis 3/31 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus 4/2 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall 4/4 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 4/5 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre 4/6 Sauget, IL - Pops Nightclub 4/8 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater 4/10 Denver, CO - The Fillmore 4/11 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue 4/13 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater 4/14 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 4/15 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo 4/18 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium 4/20 Pheonix, AZ - TBA 5/26 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling