CIRCLE JERKS have been compelled to postpone just a few reveals on their present Fortieth-anniversary tour with 7SECONDS and NEGATIVE APPROACH after singer Keith Morris examined constructive for COVID-19. Affected dates embrace New York, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and New Orleans, with the band now scheduled to renew the trek on April 26 in Austin.
CIRCLE JERKS stated in a press release: “We had hoped it would not come to this, however our fearless singer, our dude, Keith Morris, is headed house to relaxation for 10 days as he recovers from COVID-19. This is not going to cease Keith!
“You don’t have any concept how ecstatic we’re to be on tour for the primary time in 15 years and seeing your pleasure each evening has made all of it price it. Thanks! We plan to announce all rescheduled reveals within the subsequent week or two. And we are going to begin the tour once more on Tuesday, April twenty sixth in Austin for 2 nights on the Mohawk. Prepare, Texas!
“This postponement is the fact of touring in 2022, but it surely doesn’t take away how financially crippling it’s for everybody concerned – particularly our good associates and supporting bands, 7SECONDS & NEGATIVE APPROACH.
“We’re promoting silk screened posters signed by Keith Morris, John Brannon & Kevin Seconds in our on-line store. All earnings from this and the North American Flyer T-Shirt will probably be break up equally between the three bands. If you wish to assist this tour, that is one of the simplest ways to do it.
“We are going to proceed to supply updates on Keith and all issues CIRCLE JERKS on our socials.
“We want Keith a speedy restoration and can’t wait to see you all quickly.”
CIRCLE JERKS‘ present stay lineup is Morris, guitarist Greg Hetson (BAD RELIGION, REDD KROSS), bassist Zander Schloss (THE WEIRDOS, JOE STRUMMER) and drummer Joey Castillo (THE BRONX, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, DANZIG, BL’AST!, WASTED YOUTH).
CIRCLE JERKS emerged from the punk underbelly of Los Angeles’s South Bay in 1979. After serving as a co-founder and lead vocalist of BLACK FLAG through the recording of its important “Nervous Breakdown” EP, Morris joined forces with Greg Hetson to kind what would turn out to be CIRCLE JERKS, together with bassist Roger Rogerson and jazz drummer Fortunate Lehrer. In contrast to a lot of the unapologetic hardcore that seeped by way of the cracks of American suburbia, the music of the CIRCLE JERKS was thoughtfully steadfast, but relentless and ferocious in nature. Bringing collectively a potent, articulate rhythm part with earnest but oftentimes derisive lyrics and themes, the band was thereafter heralded as a frontrunner of the pack — and a pressure to be reckoned with.
Plowing ahead with a relentless, tooth-cutting work ethic and a rousing stage presence, the band would quickly discover itself headlining reveals at L.A.’s 5,000-capacity Olympic Auditorium and emblazoned in cult video classics like “The Decline Of Western Civilization”, “Repo Man”, “New Wave Theatre” and “The Slog Film”. Over the a long time, CIRCLE JERKS would launch six studio albums, together with the aforementioned “Group Intercourse” (1980), “Wild In The Streets” (1982), “Golden Bathe Of Hits” (1983), “Great” (1985) and “IV” (1987), the place they might turn out to be a serious headliner through the different music explosion of the ’80s and ’90s.
The lengthy record of these influenced by the legacy of the CIRCLE JERKS ranges from BUTTHOLE SURFERS to RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS — with notable followers being Dogtown skate boarders, Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Johnny Depp, GUNS N’ ROSES and Philip Okay. Dick. Many years later, their music continues to make an imprint on generations of numerous music followers and people who problem the established order.
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Posted by The Circle Jerks on Wednesday, April 13, 2022