Descendents, Godfathers of Pop Punk, to Play Vancouver Show

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / DESCENDENTS

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / DESCENDENTS

When Descendents released their latest album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, last year, the supporting tour missed out Canada out entirely. Thankfully, the SoCal punk legends are rectifying that this summer with a full tour that will swing through — you guessed it — Vancouver.

The band will be playing at the Commodore Ballroom this August. Descendents tour infrequently, so fans won’t want to miss out.

These nerdy rockers changed punk forever when they hit the scene back in 1978. Huge bands like NOFX, Green Day, Pennywise and Fall Out Boy all owe a musical debt to Descendents (for better or worse).

Milo Aukerman’s double life as both a punk rocker of the first order and a research biochemist changed what it meant to be a punk. Alongside the nerdy, neurotic and witty lyrics came the band’s signature sound, thanks to the killer beats and riffs of the other band members. Their more melodic sound broke away from typical SoCal hardcore and laid the foundations for pop punk.

2016’s Hypercaffium Spazzinate was a strong album, proving the band hasn’t lost a beat in the 12 years since the previous album, Cool to Be You, came out.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, February 17, 2017, via Live Nation.

Descendents at Commodore Ballroom

When: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

Where: Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $37.75 – $42.75

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Tom Ireland

Brit in Vancouver. Exploring the local rock music and craft beer scenes.