20 years ago, The Offspring released their breakout album Smash on Epitaph Records and made history. To celebrate the band will begin playing the album in its entirety on tour in Europe this May, June and early July before finishing out the summer with soon to be announced US Smash dates. You can visit Offspring.com for the full list of current tour dates and to see which dates are the designated Smash shows.
This August, Epitaph will also commemorate the anniversary with a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Smash. The Offspring’s Dexter Holland and Noodles as well as Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz, recently shared their thoughts in a retrospective posted on RollingStone.com.
In addition to special 20th Anniversary merchandise, the band are also offering a ‘collector’s box’ combo as a companion piece to the Smash 20th Anniversary Edition. The box will feature both the CD/Vinyl package and a curated collection of commemorative items including a custom wood box, art print, photo prints, pin, patch, replica pass and guitar pick. You can pre-order now via Offspring.com – for the first 250 ordered, the art print will be on fine art linen canvas, numbered and signed by the artist and band.
Smash has sold over six million copies in the United States alone – certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Selling 11 million copies worldwide, Smash is the best-selling independent label album of all time.
The Offspring’s album Smash was an impactful and immediate hit when released in 1994, making a place for the band in an exciting and significant time for alternative music. The album’s first single Come Out and Play hit number one on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The following single, Self Esteem peaked at number four and Gotta Get Away hit number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Track Charts.