The Rock City archives: 2012
Rancid, Rock City Main Hall
Rancid is an American punk rock band formed in Berkeley, California in 1991. Rancid is credited—along with Green Day and The Offspring—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid-1990s. Rancid however, remained signed to an independent record label and retained much of its original fan-base, most of which was connected to its underground roots.
In 1994 Rancid's then-label-mates, The Offspring, experienced huge success with its album Smash and Rancid supported The Offspring's 1994 tour which helped their album 'Let's Go' reach number 97 on Billboard's Heatseekers and the Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The album also provided its first widespread exposure when MTV broadcasted the video for the single "Salvation." 'Let's Go' was certified gold on July 7, 2000.
In 2004, after a tour for Indestructible, Rancid went on an extensive hiatus. The band members worked with side projects, although they had not officially disbanded.
In early 2006, Rancid reformed to embark on a successful tour and played a number of acoustic performances as part of Hellcat Records' Hellcat Nights concert series at The Echo. It was the band's first live performance since its hiatus. On April 13, 2006, Rancid announced plans for a worldwide tour beginning in July 2006, and the release of a DVD consisting of 31 of its music videos, as well as announcing a new as-of-yet-unnamed studio album. Rancid in January 2008, entered Skywalker Sound to record it. The resulting seventh studio album, Let the Dominoes Fall, was released on June 2, 2009.
This tour will be in support of an eighth studio set to be released in early 2013.
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