Rancid Marquee Theatre Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Seeing a 21-year-old punk band is always kind of a crapshoot. Bands like Social Distortion continue to sell out shows year after year, while groups like The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, and certain iterations of Black Flag would be better off hanging it up for good.
Where does that leave Bay Area punk legends Rancid? The band hasn't released a new album since 2009 and it doesn't tour enough for its shtick to get old. The fact that Rancid hasn't performed a headlining show in the Phoenix area in quite a while was enough for Marquee Theatre to be nearly sold out Wednesday night.