SoCal icons and one of rock music’s best-selling bands of all time, The Offspring, debuted the accompanying music video for their recently released track “This Is Not Utopia” off their chart-topping tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Roll – WATCH HERE or below.
Directed by prolific and renowned video artist Sam Bayer, the music video highlights the song’s topical lyrics, and is meant as a social commentary on the upheaval of our times and ultimate fragility of America. Featuring a powerful performance delivered by bandmembers in gas masks, the video is intercut with microscopic images of blood – which is a nod to the current world crisis but is also a sly wink to lead singer Dexter Holland, an unlikely rock star with a PhD in Molecular Biology.
“This Is Not Utopia” is on The Offspring’s tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Roll, which debuted at number 3 in UK official album chart, #1 on Billboard’s Alternative album chart, charted at #2 on Billboard Top Rock Albums and #27 on the Billboard Top 200. The album, which marks the band’s first in almost a decade, was released April 16th via Concord Records.
The Offspring have shown no signs of slowing down as they continue to dominate airplay and charts worldwide, ascending to #1 at Active Rock and inching towards Top 10 at Alternative radio. Let The Bad Times Roll has sold over 38,000 units and amassed nearly 22 million streams across the U.S since its debut. Success for the album has skyrocketed to the top of the charts all around the globe, hitting career high chart debuts with seven top 5s and ten top 10s, including an all-new top 3 in the U.K., marking their highest-charting to date in the market.
Legends and innovators of the Southern California rock scene, The Offspring have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, and have toured consistently, playing more than 500 shows in the last decade alone. Their music has had a lasting impact across film, television, and video games, but the band turned their focus to a new album release in 2021. The band is comprised of singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada and bassist Todd Morse.
THE OFFSPRING have also recently announced a UK arena tour for this November, the ‘Let The Bad Times Roll Tour’. On top of this, support on all dates will be the Swedish rock favourites,
THE HIVES. Having a tour with two such incredible bands comes around very rarely these days, and this tour is one not to be missed under any circumstances.
ALL confirmed dates for the UK tour:
Tuesday 23rd November – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wednesday 24th November – Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Friday 26th November – The SSE Wembley Arena London
Saturday 27th November – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Monday 29th November – AO Arena Manchester
Tuesday 30th November – First Direct Arena Leeds
Tickets on sale now – HERE
The bands tenth album Let The Bad Times Roll is out now via Concord Records
Listen to the album HERE