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6/2/2009

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8/19/2003

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8/1/2000
 
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Rancid's New Album Now Streaming Online
May 26, 2009
Seminal East Bay punk rock giants, Rancid, who are set to kick off their North American tour with Rise Against on June 4th in Vancouver (see full listing of dates below), are now streaming their forthcoming album, 'Let The Dominoes Fall', in it's entirety on their Myspace page.

'Let The Dominoes Fall' (Hellcat/Epitaph), is their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. 'Let The Dominoes Fall' features nineteen new songs, all written by Rancid. Special guest and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T contributes Hammond B3 organ on one track, "Up To No Good."

"The crew is back doing what we do best," says guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. "We approached every element of this record as a team, and the result is my favorite Rancid record to date."

It's also their most topical. From the unflinching observations of "This Place," "Lulu" and "Locomotive," all of which presage the current economic meltdown, to "The Bravest Kids" which rails against media's kid-glove treatment of the Iraq war, and the mostly acoustic "Civilian Ways," inspired by the soldier's journey of Armstrong's brother to Iraq and back home again, 'Let The Dominoes Fall' feels timely, adamant and alive.

"Last One To Die," the first single from the new album, premiered on April 7 via a widget available now on Rancid's myspace page. Check out the widget below.

'Let The Dominoes Fall' is Rancid's seventh album and first studio release since 2003's 'Indestructible', which reached #15 on the Billboard Top 200. That album inspired The Los Angeles Times to hail Rancid as "one of the most popular and enduring of American punk bands," while Rolling Stone called them "brutally exuberant."

Rancid U.S./Canada Tour 2009 w/ Rise Against:
June 04 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
June 06 - Edmonton, ALB - Rexall Place
June 07 - Calgary, ALB - Calgary Corral
June 08 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Park
June 11 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amph.
June 12 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont (Outdoors)
June 13 - Sauget, IL - Pop's (Outdoors)
June 15 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Amph. @ Tower City
June 17 - Quebec City, QC - Agora
June 18 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
June 19 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Civic Centre
June 22 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
June 24 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
June 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
June 26 - St Paul, MN - Myth
June 27 - Winnipeg, MAN - Canada Inns Stadium - Rock on the Range
July 06 - Seattle, WA - WAMU Theatre
July 08 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
July 09 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
July 10 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amph.
July 11 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
July 13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
July 14 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amph
July 16 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
July 17 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
July 20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
July 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
July 23 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
July 24 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
July 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
July 28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 29 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 30 - Hamburg, NY - Agri Center
July 31 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amph.

'Let The Dominoes Fall' is due out on June 2nd via Hellcat/Epitaph. For more information on Rancid, visit www.myspace.com/rancid, or head on over to their official site at http://rancidrancid.com.
 
 
 
 
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Rise Against To Tour With Rancid
January 23, 2009
Few things are more exciting than watching Bush finally release America as his eight year hostage, but if anything could rival that news, it's this: "We are more than pleased to announce that we will have the honor of touring the US & Canada with punk rock legends Rancid this summer. If Tim Armstrong didn't confirm it personally backstage in LA a few weeks ago, we wouldn't believe it either.

In the meantime, off to Europe with Anti-Flag, Strike Anywhere and the Flobots...stay tuned for updates from the road...and go check out our going away present to W, in the form of our new video for "Audience Of One."

Tour dates have not been announced yet but fans can stay up-to-date on all things Rise Against by heading to www.RiseAgainst.com. 'Appeal To Reason' is in stores now.
 
 
 
 
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Rancid Announce Summer Tour
April 1, 2008
With their highly anticipated new record nearing completion, Bay Area (turned Los Angeles transplants) punk rock veterans Rancid are turning their attention towards a new project – a summer tour that will mark their first live shows since 2006.

Rancid Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar), Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) and Branden Steineckert (drums) – have dedicated the last several months to perfecting their seventh studio album. Working with Epitaph president Brett Gurewitz, who helmed the project as producer, and mixer Joe Barresi (Tool, Bad Religion), the album is slated for release later this year.

Rancid depart on April 5th for a week of shows in Japan, a mini-tour which includes headlining the Punkspring festival in Tokyo and Osaka, reuniting Rancid with 15,000 of their closest friends each night.

It has been two years since the last Rancid tour, and five years since the last Rancid record. 2008 promises to be an exhilarating year for both the band and Rancid fans alike.

Rancid on tour:
6/10 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
6/11 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX
6/13 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
6/14 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
6/15 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
6/18 – Jannus Landing – Saint Petersburg, FL
6/19 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
6/20 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
6/21 – Plush – Jacksonville, FL
6/22 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/24 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach
6/25 – Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
6/26 – Jesters – Fayetteville, NC
6/27 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
6/28 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
6/29 – Cain’s – Tulsa, OK
7/01 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
7/02 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
7/03 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

7/26 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO
7/27 – The Beaumont – Kansas City, MO
7/28 – The Myth – Minneapolis, MN
7/30 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
7/31 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/01 – Clutch Cargo – Pontiac, MI
8/02 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT
8/03 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT
8/05 – Metropolis – Montreal, QUE
8/06 – Metropolis – Montreal, QUE
8/08 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/09 – Lupo’s – Providence, RI
8/10 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
8/11 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
8/13 – Fillmore @ Irving – New York, NY
8/14 – Fillmore @ Irving – New York, NY
8/15 – Fillmore @ Irving – New York, NY
8/16 – Fillmore @ Irving – New York, NY
8/17 – Fillmore @ Irving – New York, NY

For More Information on Rancid, head on over to
www.Hell-Cat.com, www.RancidRancid.com, or the band's Official Myspace page.
 
 
 
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Rancid Enters The Studio
January 15, 2008
The incomparable punk band Rancid began recording today in a studio on the California coast with long-time friend, producer and label president Brett Gurewitz, who has worked with Rancid on virtually every record in their extensive, accomplished career.

In the five years since the release of 'Indestructible', the members of Rancid have been anything but dormant. 2004 saw the release of guitarist Lars Frederiksens second solo album 'Viking', a scorching homage to Lars vida loca, equal parts violence and love. 2005 marked the release of 'Haunted Cities' by singer Tim Armstrongs side project, the Transplants. Additionally, in 2007 Armstrong released a superb solo record, 'A Poets Life', which spawned the summertime hit single Into Action, heard on radio stations across the country and on dance floors around the world. Meanwhile, bassist Matt Freemans legendary skills were highlighted on both the Transplants record and tour, and also on worldwide tours playing with Social Distortion. Seemingly, the band has so much creative output, it cannot be contained in a single project.

Rancid formed from the ashes of the cult East Bay band, Operation Ivy, in the early 90s and in their 15+ years have sold millions of records. Their 1994 breakthrough hit record 'Lets Go' and 1995 smash 'And Out Come the Wolves' garnered gold and platinum records from around the world, produced multiple hit singles and ensured worldwide fame for the band. Still, Rancid remains true to their vision and their friends, working with Epitaph founder, president and producer Brett Gurewitz in and out of the studio for over a decade. The only line-up change aside from the addition of Lars Frederiksen in 1993 was when Brandon Steineckert took over drum duties from Brett Reed last year. They wear their loyalty like a proud emblem.

The new Rancid record is slated for a release later in the year on Epitaph/Hellcat.

For More Information on Rancid visit www.Hell-Cat.com, www.RancidRancid.com, or www.myspace.com/Rancid.
 
 
 
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Sick Of It All: Video To Debut On Headbanger's Ball
September 13, 2006
Twenty years after their inception, Sick Of It All have become one of the most influential bands in the hardcore scene, and they are not slowing down in the least boasting the most energy and know-how of any band in music today. Their video for Take The Night Off directed by Ian McFarland (Agnostic Front, Slapshot, Ramallah, Roger Miret & The Disasters) premiers this Saturday Sept.16th on MTV2s Headbangers Ball.

Sick Of It All kicked things off with Rancid last night in Chicago. Immediately following their dates with Rancid, Sick Of It All will be heading out on a headlining run alongside The Warriors, The Autumn Offering, and Dead Hearts. Check out the dates below:

With Rancid:
9/12 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
9/13 Maplewood, MN - The Myth
9/15 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall

With The Warriors, The Autumn Offering and Dead Hearts:
9/16 Buffalo, NY - The Icon
9/17 New York, NY - BB King's
9/18 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
9/20 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
9/21 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
9/22 Fort lauderdale, FL - Revolution
9/23 Orlando, FL - The Social (Early Show)
9/24 Jacksonville, FL - Fuel
9/26 Cincinnati, OH - Top Cat's
9/27 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
9/28 London, ON - Call The Office
9/29 Toronto, ON - The Oprea House
9/30 Montreal, QUE - Les Foufuines Electriques
10/1 Boston, MA - The Axis
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1991
HOME TOWN: Berkeley, CA
MEMBERS:
Tim Armstrong- Guitars/Vocals
Matt Freeman- Bass/Backing Vocals
Lars Frederiksen- Guitar/Vocals
Branden Steineckert - Drums

After Operation Ivy broke up in 1989, Tim Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Matt Freeman (bassist) began Rancid in Albany, California in 1991. Among mainstream audiences, Rancid is best-known for "Ruby Soho" and "Time Bomb" from the 1995 recording ...And Out Come the Wolves. Rancid's style often draws comparison with The Clash, in their albums ...And Out Come the Wolves and Life Won't Wait, the latter of which is sometimes referred to as "Rancid's Sandinista!". This influence is further emphasized by direct homages to the seminal punk rock group in the lyrics to several of Rancid's songs, such as the title track to Indestructible.

Rancid enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the 1990s, with the band touring constantly from 1993 through 1998. They have released 6 full-length albums, along with numerous 7" vinyls and singles. Following the commercial and critical success of Let's Go, which garnered gold status in the U.S. with 500,000 copies sold, the band was pursued by several major labels, including Madonna's Maverick Records. Despite these offers, Rancid chose to stick with independent label Epitaph Records for their first four studio albums.

Rancid's second self-titled album was released on the Hellcat Records imprint in 2000.

Rancid's 2003 album Indestructible was released under Hellcat Records. The album was their first and only full-length album to be distributed by a record label other than Epitaph Records, and is the only Rancid album to be distributed by a corporate record label.

In 2004, after the release of Indestructible, Rancid went on hiatus. All members continued work with side projects, although the group has not officially disbanded.

Armstrong continued playing with the Transplants and their second album, Haunted Cities, was released in 2005. He also contributed vocals on Cypress Hill's hit single "What's Your Number?", from their tenth album Till Death Do Us Part. In late 2005, rumours abounded that Armstrong would replace the late Joe Strummer in a reunion of the British Punk band The Clash. These, however, have since been dismissed as untrue. Mick Jones, lead guitarist of The Clash, has said that he has always been opposed to a reunion and these claims are simply wrong. The rumors stemmed from a news site that posted an April Fool's joke that was then perpetuated by people unaware of the posting date.

Frederiksen has a side band Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards and their second album, Viking, was released in 2004.

Freeman joined Social Distortion in 2004, replacing previous bassist John Maurer. He left the band in 2005 and was replaced by their current bassist Brent Harding. Also during 2005, Freeman was incorrectly diagnosed with lung cancer.

Reed has not started or joined any band projects during the band's hiatus, but made a guest appearence on Transplants' Haunted Cities.

On March 7th, 2006, Rancid played several acoustic sets as part of Hellcat Records' Hellcat Nights concert series at The Echo. This was their first time playing together since the hiatus of Tim Armstrong's side project The Transplants. On April 13, 2006, Rancid also announced plans for a worldwide tour beginning in July 2006 and the release of a DVD compiling 31 of their music videos.

Rancid have set June 2nd for the release of Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Let The Dominoes Fall features nineteen new songs, all written by Rancid. Special guest and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T contributes Hammond B3 organ on one track, "Up To No Good."

"The crew is back doing what we do best," says Armstrong. "We approached every element of this record as a team, and the result is my favorite Rancid record to date."

It's also their most topical. From the unflinching observations of "This Place," "Lulu" and "Locomotive," all of which presage the current economic meltdown, to "The Bravest Kids" which rails against media's kid-glove treatment of the Iraq war, and the mostly acoustic "Civilian Ways," inspired by the soldier's journey of Armstrong's brother to Iraq and back home again, Let The Dominoes Fall feels timely, adamant and alive.

"Last One To Die," the first single from the new album, will premiere on April 7 via a widget available now on Rancid's myspace page. Fans can register to get a personal embed code and then spread the widget to other sites. Every time someone enters valid info into the widget a point will be allotted. The twenty-five people with the most points will receive a pair of free tickets to see Rancid on tour this summer with Rise Against.

Let The Dominoes Fall is Rancid's seventh album and first studio release since 2003's Indestructible, which reached #15 on the Billboard Top 200. That album inspired The Los Angeles Times to hail Rancid as "one of the most popular and enduring of American punk bands," while Rolling Stone called them "brutally exuberant."