It’s About Time: Pennywise Hits The Road

Pennywise is back to its old tricks once more. The band will perform its breakout 1995 album, “About Time,” in its entirety on an upcoming North American tour. Strung OutUnwritten Law and Runaway Kids are all joining as support acts.

The tour revs up in Seattle Sep. 30 and runs around most regions of the country. Six shows, including the last one at Houston, Texas, Nov. 5, are at House of Blues venues.  in New York and  in Portland are also on the itinerary.

Prior to the North American tour the band is in Europe, Panama and Colombia. Notably, the band’s native California is absent from the North American routing.

The band formed in the late ’80s, but didn’t get big until About Time. Signed to indie label Epitaph, the band has now sold over 3 million records and has maintained its original membership for most of its existence, with the exception of founding bassist Jason Thirsk, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1996.

The group’s last release was 2014’s Yesterdays, which was frontman Jim Lindberg’s return to the group after a 2008 departure. That album was a compilation of unreleased material written by Thirsk.

As is becoming the trend, Jim Lindberg wrote a book about living as a father and punk rock veteran called Punk Rock Dad. Fellow California punk band  also recently wrote a book chronicling its experiences, titled “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathrub and Other Stories.”

Here is the routing for Pennywise’s North American tour:

Sept. 30 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Oct. 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 2 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Oct. 5 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Oct. 8 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Oct. 9 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall     
Oct. 12 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
Oct. 13 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Oct. 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar
Oct. 15 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 16 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 19 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 20 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
Oct. 21 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
Oct. 23 – Richmond, Va., The National
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Tampa, Fla., The Ritz Ybor
Oct. 28 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Oct. 29 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Nov. 3 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 4 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 5 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues

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