Southern California punk legends Pennywise released their eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, TODAY on Epitaph Records. Jim Lindberg is back as the front man, and Yesterdays includes songs written by original bassist, Jason Thirsk who passed away in 1996. In celebration of the release, Pennywise will play several record release shows in Southern California, including July 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, and July 18 and July 20 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, Pennywise will be on the Summer Nationals tour with The Offspring and Bad Religion July 29 – August 31 with a festival appearance at Aftershock on September 14.
There have been two major changes in the Pennywise story since their last release, All or Nothing (2012). First, front man Jim Lindberg has rekindled with the band since leaving in 2009. And second, several songs featured on Yesterdays were written by deceased bass player, Jason Thirsk and have been properly recorded in the studio for the first time.
"We always wanted to go back and record these songs because later in our career we started to get more political and angry— that may have turned some people off but that's what we were feeling at the time," Lindberg explains. "In the back of our minds we knew we had these cool, old songs that were more life-affirming, it just took us 25 years to get back to it."
Fans of Pennywise will recognize Yesterdays as Pennywise in their purest form. The album is a gift to fans who have supported the band since day one. Yesterdays marks a new chapter for the band, while still staying true to their roots.
Pennywise Tour Dates
7/16/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (Pennywise Record Release)
7/18/14 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues (Pennywise Record Release)
7/20/14 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues (Pennywise Record Release)
7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
8/4/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/5/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/7/14 Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach
8/8/14 Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park - Lake Champlain Maritime Fest
8/9/14 Montreal, Heavy MTL Festival
8/11/14 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
8/14/14 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL - Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Music Park
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK - Downtown Airpark
8/24/14 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
8/26/14 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds
9/14/14 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
7/29 through 8/31: Summer Nationals tour with The Offspring, Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and The Vandals.