The Offspring --Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg Kriesel (bass) and Pete Parada (drums)—will appear this Friday, August 17 on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The band will perform their Active Rock and Alternative hit “Days Go By,” the title cut off their ninth studio album (Columbia), featuring its signature guitar line and lyrics about hope in uncertain times.

“A healthy representation of how the quartet has evolved from its punk roots,” noted Billboard (5/26/12) about the single “Days Go By,” adding: “Vocalist Dexter Holland is still adept at delivering well-timed alt-rock hooks, and veteran producer Bob Rock keeps this a tight affair.” Commenting about the album, the OC Weekly (6/21/12) said that “the band haven't given up their edge while still keeping their crown in the pop-punk strata. Lyrically, the album comes across as one of the Offspring's most personal, with touches of the frustration of the daily grind.”

The Offspring’s last album, 2008's ‘Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace,’ featured the alternative and rock radio staples “Hammerhead” and “You're Gonna Go Far, Kid.” Also among the band's best-known hits are the rock anthems “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” and “The Kids Aren't Alright." The Huntington Beach, CA-based band has performed over 1100 shows across the globe and sold more than 36 million albums worldwide. Their 1994 release ‘Smash’ remains the highest-selling album of all-time on an independent label.

Look for The Offspring to highlight the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles Saturday, August 18 and headline the first night of Riot Fest in Chicago Friday, September 14. They also have headlining shows in the U.S. into the fall.

The Offspring North American Tour Dates:

8/18 West Hollywood, CA Sunset Strip Music Festival
8/30 Rockford, IL On the Waterfront Festival
8/31 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
9/2 Toronto, ON Echo Beach*
9/3 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
9/5 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
9/6 Boston, MA House of Blues*
9/8 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center**
9/9 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage**
9/11 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel**
9/12 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center**
9/14 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre/Riot Fest
9/15 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live/DC101 Festival
9/16 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amp./WEND Festival
9/19 New York, NY Terminal 5**
9/22 Philadelphia, PA River Stage at Penn’s Landing
9/27 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium**
9/29 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre/KISW Festival
9/30 Tucson, AZ Kino Veterans Mem. Stadium/KFMA Fest.
10/2 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic**
10/3 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Resort**
10/6 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas***

*Dead Sara supporting
**Neon Trees and Dead Sara supporting
***Neon Trees supporting