OFF! Unleash First New Album in Eight Years 'Free LSD,' Plot 2022 North American Tour

Hear lead single "War Above Los Angeles"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 27, 2022

Having revealed their new lineup ahead of contributing to Metallica's Blacklist last year, we suspected things were most definitely on with punk supergroup OFF!. Now, they're back with plans to release their first new album in eight years. They've also shared its insistent lead single "War Above Los Angeles" and a slew of 2022 North American tour dates to support the record, including a few Canadian stops.

Due September 30 via Fat Possum, Free LSD follows the band's 2014 album Wasted Years. It also functions as the soundtrack to "sci-fi punk rockumentary" Watermelon, which was introduced as an April Fool's joke in 2019.

"Since thinking of the album as a soundtrack to a weird sci-fi movie gave us permission to experiment, and the film explains, in a fantastical way, the creation of the album, they both go hand in hand as an overall art project," Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Bridges) explained in a statement.

With a playful premise and their new lineup, OFF! are feeling revitalized: "After making music for as long as I have, it was time to use a palette that includes lime green, turquoise, and magenta instead of the typical colours and shades that were involved in all of the other breakneck and car chase scenarios," Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) added. "Miles Davis with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters as opposed to Milo Goes to College."

The punks will kick off a run of dates supporting Free LSD starting in late October. They'll play Montreal's Cafe Campus on November 12 and Lee's Palace in Toronto on November 13, before hitting Vancouver's Rickshaw a month later on December 13. OFF! will flip the switch on the tour in Los Angeles on December 17.

Tickets go on sale Friday (July 29) at 10 a.m. local time via the band's website.

Get your first taste of the multimedia venture with the video for "War Above Los Angeles" below, and keep scrolling for the album tracklist and the band's full tour itinerary.

Free LSD:

1. Slice Up the Pie
2. Time Will Come
3. War Above Los Angeles
4. Kill to Be Heard
5. F
6. Invisible Empire
7. Circuitry's God
8. Ignored
9. Black Widow Group
10. L
11. Muddy the Waters
12. Murder Corporation
13. Behind the Shifts
14. Worst Is Yet to Come
15. S
16. Suck the Bones Dry
17. Smoking Gun
18. Peace or Conquest
19. Free LSD
20. D

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OFF! 2022 Tour Dates:

10/24 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/25 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
10/26 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/28 Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.
10/29 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
10/31 Memphis, TN - Black Lodge Video
11/01 Nashville, TN - Basement East
11/02 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
11/04 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
11/05 Washington, DC - Union Stage
11/06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/11 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
11/12 Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus
11/13 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/16 Detroit, MI - Third Man Records
11/17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11/18 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
12/08 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
12/09 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
12/12 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
12/13 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
12/14 Portand, OR - Mississippi Studios
12/16 San Francisco, CA - Independent
12/17 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room

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