With less than two days to go before their concert at Rock in Rio, Brazil, Californian band The Offspring announced on Tuesday that their tour Let the Bad Times Roll would stop in Canada from October 31, in Halifax. The Quebec group Simple Plan will provide the first part of these 18 concerts which will also take them to Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa and Saguenay.
The Offspring have released their 10th studio album, Let the Bad Times Rollin April 2021, almost nine years after Days Go By. The group formed in 1984 also parted last year with the one who had been its drummer since 2007, Pete Parada, because he refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to go on tour.
For its part, Simple Plan launched its most recent album in May, Harder Than It Lookswhich includes a song with Deryck Whibley, singer of Sum 41. It was the band’s first release since Taking One for the Team (2016), the last album with bassist David Desrosiers, who retired in July 2020 due to allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
After the Scotiabank Center in Halifax on October 31, the two groups will notably visit the Center George Vézina in Saguenay on November 2; the Bell Center in Montreal on November 4; the Videotron Center in Quebec City on November 5 and Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on November 7. All dates for the Canadian portion of the tour are available on The Offspring website (New window).