Hang on to your hats, fans of ’90s pop-punk.
That’s because three of the biggest names in the genre – Pennywise, Strung Out and No Fun At All will be hitting Newcastle next year for what promises to be one hell of a show.
Pennywise will be leading the charge, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal 1999 slab Straight Ahead and will be riping through the album in its entirety as well as a swag of fan faves!
Beginning life in Hermosa Beach in 1988, pennywise would go on to amass a fervent international following thanks to a tough-yet-melodic sound that melded surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth – all backed up with a relentless touring schedule.
Pennywise has solidified its place in punk history with songs like the raging Fuck Authority, Alien, and the band’s legendary ode to brotherhood and departed friends Bro Hymn.
Similarly, Simi Valley-bred punks Strung Out have been doing their high energy thing for nigh on 30 years and are showing no signs of slowing down.
The Fat Wreck Chords favourites have recently released their fifth studio album Songs Of Armour And Devotion – an album that bristles with a similar intensity and energy found on the band’s 1994 debut Another Day In Paradise.
Rounding out this stellar bill is Sweden’s premier pop-punkers No Fun At All. These guys, whose sets are ironically a hell of a lot of fun, ave grown into a tight, intensive and frantic mean killing machine.
Something which has been proven on hard-exercised tours all across the globe. The band paved the way for Swedish punk and hardcore while being hailed, praised and ‘adopted’ in Southern California.
Pennywise, Strung Out and No Fun At All will play at NEX Newcastle on Thursday 13 February.
Tickets are on sale from 11am on Friday 4 October. Get them here!