The legendary punk band Pennywise is back again with their twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die. This is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.
The album comes out April 20, but today you can check out Never Gonna Die’s title track: a thrashing and furious look into “the seemingly immortal practice of handing down our ancient biases, prejudice, and religious dogma from each generation to the next,” according to Lindberg.
“The goal of the song is to try and get young people to finally say enough, and that the system isn’t working,” Lindberg adds. “It’s going to take a massive evolutionary shift in consciousness to change it, starting with the youth, because unless we do, we’ll just have more of the same carnage we’ve seen happening all over the world reincarnated with every new generation.”
Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.
Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead(1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), All or Nothing (2012), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.
Mar 09 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
Mar 10 — Bend, OR — Midtown Ballroom
Mar 11 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar 13 — Victoria, Canada — Capital Ballroom
Mar 14 — Vancouver, Canada — Commodore Ballroom
Mar 15 — Kelowna, Canada — Sapphire
Mar 16 — Calgary, Canada — MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Mar 17 — Edmonton, Canada — Union Hall
Mar 19 — Saskatoon, Canada — O’Brian’s Event Centre
Mar 20 — Winnipeg, Canada — Garrick Centre
Mar 22 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
Mar 23 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
Mar 31 — Chiba, Japan — Vans Warped Tour Japan 2018
Apr 7-8 — Sacramento, CA — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
Apr 28 — Denver, CA — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
Apr 29 — Albuquerque, NM — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
May 05 — Tucson, AZ — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
May 12 — Auburn, WA — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
May 13 — Portland, OR — Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival