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Rancid’s “Telegraph Avenue” Reminds Us They’re Pop-Punk Legends

Rancid’s “Telegraph Avenue” Reminds Us They’re Pop-Punk Legends

As time moves on, it’s always weird to start hearing the music that we grew up with playing on classic rock radio. We’re not that old, are we? For example, Rancid has been around since 1991, and even though they don’t sound old to us, they were a part of that punk revival that began 26 or so years ago now.

Eight albums later, they’re still at it, and in fact, they have a ninth, titled Trouble Maker, on the way. You wouldn’t be blamed for calling it a return to the band’s roots, especially since the logo not used since their 1993 self-titled debut is used on this cover. A new single from the album, “Telegraph Avenue,” backs that claim up, since it’s right in line with the catchy pop-punk we’ve come to expect from one of the greatest groups to ever do it.

Trouble Maker comes out on June 9, and the album is available for pre-order on vinyl, CD, and digital formats from the band’s website. It shouldn’t be too hard for most fans to catch the band playing tracks from the new album live, since they’ll be pretty busy touring the world between June and August. They’ll be playing festival fates and shows with Green Day from June to early July, then they’ll join the Dropkick Murphy’s for the Boston To Berkeley North American tour from late July to late August.

Check out the tour dates below, and let us know if you’ll be checking out a show.

Rancid 2017 tour dates

06-04: Holland @ Pinkpop
06-06: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Arena Stožice
06-09: Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival
06-11: Paris, France @ Download Festival
06-12: Luxembourg @ Rockhal
06-14: Lucca, Italy @ Piazza Napoleone
06-15: I Days, Italy @ Monza Park
06-16: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06-17: Austria @ Novarock Festival
06-18: Budapest, Hungary @ Sportarena
06-21: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Scandinavium
06-23: Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06-24: Germany @ Southside Festival
06-28: Belfast, UK @ Ormeau Park
06-29: Dublin, Ireland @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
07-01: London, England @ Hyde Park
07-03: UK @ Sheffield Arena
07-04: Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
07-07: Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
07-08: Spain @ Resurrection Festival
07-27: Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
07-28: Montreal, QC @ ’77
07-29: Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
07-30: Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07-31: Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08-02: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
08-03: Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
08-04: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
08-05: Boston @ Brockton, MA @ Brockton Fairgrounds
08-06: Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
08-08: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08-09: Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
08-11: Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park
08-12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Saltair
08-13: Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
08-15: Vancouver, BC @ UBC Thunderbird Arena
08-16: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
08-18: San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach
08-19: Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
08-20: Berkeley, CA – The Greek
08-22: Chandler, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
08-24: San Diego, CA @ Petco Park In The Park
08-25: Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
08-26: San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater

Featured image: Anthony Marchitiello

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