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Circle Jerks celebrate 40th anniversary with their first national tour in 15 years

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on October 6, 2021

The run includes supporting appearances from Adolescents, Negative Approach, Municipal Waste, 7 Seconds and Bouncing Souls.

What is having to wait another year when fans have already waited for nearly two decades to see Circle Jerks live right?

Set to mark the 40th anniversary of the seminal 1980 hardcore punk release Group Sex, the core collective of Keith Morris (vocals), Greg Hetson (guitar), and longtime member Zander Schloss (bass) were supposed to embark on a national trek marking four decades of Circle Jerks – though a global pandemic had plans otherwise. The good news was that the tour was only postponed, not scrapped all together.

With recent appearances at both Punk Rock Bowling and Riot Fest already in the books, Circle Jerks have now confirmed their North American run that will see the band share the stage with the likes of Adolescents, Negative Approach, Municipal Waste, 7 Seconds, and Bouncing Souls – the tour also serves as the band’s first triumphant return since 2011.

Rounding out the ever-important percussion spot, Circle Jerks have enlisted venerated, veteran drummer Joey Castillo (The Bronx, Zakk Sabbath) to hold down the beat for the historic run of shows.

Just one year ago, Circle Jerks released a 40th anniversary edition of Group Sex on vinyl that included previously unreleased rehearsal recordings. Now, the band gets to reconnect with fans that have been waiting to see the punk legends in all their frenetic glory live and in person.

The band shared the following along with the news of the tour.

We are beyond excited for our first full North American tour in over 15 years with our good friends 7SECONDS and Negative Approach. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am (except SLC, Denver, St. Louis, Boston, DC, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas – which are already on sale!)

The Bouncing Souls will be joining us for the last date of the tour (Friday, May 13th) at the Hollywood Palladium. This hometown party will be one for the books!

This is the last leg of our 2022 tour. If you miss out, it may be another 15 years until we come back.

Tickets for the Circle Jerks 2022 tour will be available starting October 8th at 10am local time. Fans can access tickets – HERE

Circle Jerks – 2021/2022 Tour Dates
10/27: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM #
10/29: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ #
10/30: Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ #
12/10: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
12/11: Norva – Norfolk, VA *
12/12: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC *
12/14: 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA *
12/15: Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL *
12/17: Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL *
12/18: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL *
12/19: Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL *
02/18: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA #
02/19: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA #
02/20: Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA #
02/22: Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA #
02/ 23: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA #
02/25: Fillmore – San Francisco, CA #
02/26: Ace of Spades – Sacramento #
02/27: Clutch Cargo – Reno, NV #
03/01: Knitting Factory – Boise. ID #
03/02: Midtown – Bend, OR #
03/04: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC #
03/05: Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA #
03/06: Roseland – Portland, OR #
03/17: Grand Room Complex – Salt Lake CIty, UT !
03/19: Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO !
03/21: Granada – Lawrence, KS !
03/22: Red Flag – St. Louis, MO !
03/24: First Ave – Minneapolis, MN !
03/25: The Vic – Chicago, IL !
03/26: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI !
03/28: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY !
03/29: Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA !
03/30: House of Blues – Cleveland, OG !
04/01: Phoenix – Toronto, ON !
04/02: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC !
04/03: L’Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC !
04/05: Higher Ground – Burlington, VT !
04/07: Paradise – Boston, MA !
04/08: Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ !
04/09: TLA – Philadelphia, PA !
04/14: Irving Plaza – NYC, NY !
04/16: Black Cat – Washington DC !
04/19: Ashville, NC !
04/21: Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN !
04/22: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA !
04/23: New Orleans, LA !
04/26: Mohawk – Austin, TX !
04/29: Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX !
04/30: White Oak – Houston, TX !
05/01: Granada Theater – Dallas, TX !
05/13: Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA !^

# – w/ Adolescents & Negative Approach
* – w/ Municipal Waste & Negative Approach
! – w/ 7SECONDS & Negative Approach
^ – w/ The Bouncing Souls


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