added: 9 Apr 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
20 years ago today, The Offspring released their breakout album Smash on Epitaph Records and made history.
To celebrate the band will begin playing the album in its entirety on tour in Europe this May, June and early July before finishing out the Summer with soon to be announced US Smash dates. .
This August, Epitaph will also commemorate the anniversary with a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Smash.
In addition to special 20th Anniversary merchandise, the band are also offering a 'collector's box' combo as a companion piece to the Smash 20th Anniversary Edition. The box will feature both the CD/Vinyl package and a curated collection of commemorative items including a custom wood box, art print, photo prints, pin, patch, replica pass and guitar pick. A pre-order for is available now via Offspring.com- for the first 250 ordered, the art print will be on fine art linen canvas, numbered and signed by the artist and band. All orders placed in the first 24 hours will receive a special hand-stamped first day of release card as well.
Smash has sold over six million copies in the United States alone - certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Selling 11 million copies worldwide, Smash is the best-selling independent label album of all time.
The Offspring's album Smash was an impactful and immediate hit when released in 1994, making a place for the band in an exciting and significant time for alternative music. The album's first single "Come Out and Play" hit number 1 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The following single, "Self Esteem" peaked at number 4, and "Gotta Get Away" hit number 6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track Charts.
The Offspring European Tourdates
3 May Meerhout, Belgium - Groezrock
5 June Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring - TICKETS
6 June - Bulligny, France - Festival Jardin du Michel - TICKETS
8 June - Szántód, Hungary - Pannonia Festival - TICKETS
9 June - Nuremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park - TICKETS
12 June - Neuchatel, Switzerland - Festi'neuch - TICKETS
13 June - Donington Park, UK - Download Festival - TICKETS
15 June - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock 2014 - TICKETS
21 June - Montendre, France - Free Music Festival - TICKETS
27 June - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Star Weekend - TICKETS
28 June - Norrkoping, Sweden - Bråvalla Festival 2014 - TICKETS
28 June - 3 July Tromoy, Norway - Hove Festival - TICKETS
2 July - Nibe, Denmark - Nibe Festival
4 July - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival 2014 - TICKETS
6 July - Sofia, Bulgaria - Sofia Rocks 2014
For more information, visit: http://offspring.com/