Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! is embarking on their first full US tour, in support of the CD release of their debut album, First Four EPs, out on grungy Vice. The group, composed of Black Flag/Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald, and everywhere-drummer Mario Rubalcaba, will tour the US before hitting Coachella in April.
OFF! premiered last March at SXSW, the result of a collaboration between Coats and Morris for a failed Circle Jerks record. In a summer interview, CMJ talked with Coats who commented on the band’s formation. “We played what we had, and they flipped out,” says Coats. “The first time we got into a room together and played these songs it sounded explosive… I think a lot of people on paper look at super groups and they think, ‘oh whatever,’ but we actually deliver. The songs are good and the show is good.”
Tour Dates For OFF!
03/22 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
03/23 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
03/24 – Washington, DC – The Red Palace *
03/25 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar *
03/26 – New York, NY – Santos Party House *
03/28 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs *
03/30 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place *
03/31 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
04/01 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
04/02 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge *
04/03 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
04/17 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
* with Trash Talk