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Rancid announce 20th anniversary UK tour dates (2012)


Story by Jack Foley

INFLUENTIAL punk band Rancid have announced a headlining tour of UK and Ireland as they look to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The tour will kick off on November 28 in Belfast (Ireland) and conclude with two co-headline shows in London with Cock Sparrer on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 29th at 9am.

The tour dates are…

November 2012
28 – Belfast (IR) Mandela Hall
29 – Dublin (IR) The Academy

1 – Nottingham Rock City
2 – Glasgow Barrowlands
3 – Liverpool O2 Academy
4 – Newcastle O2 Academy
6 – Leeds O2 Academy
7 – Manchester Academy
8 – Birmingham Rebellion X-Mas Show
10 – Norwich UEA
1h – Bournemouth O2 Academy
12 – Bristol O2 Academy
14 & 15 – London HMV Forum (co-headline with Cock Sparrer)

Before the November/December tour, Rancid will be doing an exclusive, one-off appearance at UK’s Rebellion Punk Music Festival in Blackpool. For more information, please click here.

Rancid, consisting of Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Matt Freeman (bass, vocals), Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) and Branden Steineckert (drums), are celebrating their 20-year anniversary this year.

As one way of marking this memorable occasion, the band have put together a career spanning video montage, consisting of video clips from throughout their career, accompanied by song Out Of Control from 2003 release Indestructible.

You can watch the 20 Year Anniversary Video below: