RENO, Nev. (Aug. 7, 2023) — Beloved by fans for their snarky and satirical alt-rock hits, The Offspring have a knack for seamlessly blending the punk rock ethos with mainstream appeal. The band is set to deliver an energetic performance at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s (GSR) Grand Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for The Offspring at GSR go on sale Friday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $49.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandsierraresort.com or call 1-800-648-3568.
Hailing from the sun-soaked streets of Orange County, The Offspring have solidified themselves as one of the quintessential SoCal punk bands of the last three decades. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland, lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Todd Morse and drummer Brandon Pertzborn. After gaining a local following with their early releases, including their 1989 self-titled debut album and the vinyl-only EP “Baghdad” (1991), The Offspring signed with independent label Epitaph Records and released two albums. “Ignition” (1992) showcased their evolving sound and growing technical prowess, however, it was their third album, “Smash” (1994) that catapulted them into the stratosphere of success with the anthemic hits “Come Out and Play” and “Self Esteem.”
Following the success of “Smash,” The Offspring signed with Columbia Records, leading to their transition from the independent scene to the mainstream stage with their fourth album “Ixnay the Hombre” (1997). The band reached the peak of their popularity in 1998 with “Americana,” which featured chart-topping singles like “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy),” “Why Don't You Get a Job?,” and “The Kids Aren't Alright.” The Offspring remained mainstays in the alt-rock movement through the 2000s releasing “Conspiracy of One” (2000), “Splinter” (2003) and “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” (2008), the latter of which produced the the band’s only RIAA-certified Gold single, “You’re Gonna Go Far Kid.”
Over the years, The Offspring underwent several lineup changes, testing their resilience as they navigated a changing musical landscape and faced challenges with record companies. Despite these obstacles, the band's passion for their craft remained unwavering. They returned with a triumphant comeback in 2021, releasing “Let the Bad Times Roll,” their first album in almost a decade since “Days Go By” in 2012. The album reaffirmed their enduring relevance, proving that their punk spirit had not diminished over time. Doors open at 7 p.m.