Bad Religion has been a major influence for punk rock bands throughout the past 30 years and are cited as influences for bands like AFI, The Offspring, NOFX and Rise Against. Lead vocalist, Greg Gaffin, even has a book coming out, Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God, that will hit stores the same day as the band’s The Dissent of Man on Septemebr 28th. The group conquered the mainstream in 1993 with the release of Recipe for Hate and enforced their popularity with the album Stranger Than Fiction the next year. Stranger Than Fiction featured some of the bands most well-known songs including “21st Century (Digital Boy)” and “Infected.” Other fan favorites are “A Walk,” “Punk Rock Song,” “Honest Goodbye,” and “New Dark Ages.” You can find all of your Bad Religion Tickets right here at BroadRippleTickets.com!
Bad Religion is a Southern California punk rock band founded in 1979 by Jay Bentley, Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, and Jay Ziskrout. The group is particularly known for their use of soaring 3 part vocal harmonies, extensive vocabulary, and lyrics often relating to matters of social responsibility. Though much of Bad Religion's success came in the underground music community -- they only had one gold album in the U.S. -- they are often credited with helping to revive punk rock, and undoubtedly inspired numerous punk bands during the 1980s. Their 1988 album Suffer is cited by some critics as one of the most important punk rock albums of all-time.
To date, Bad Religion has released fourteen studio albums, two EPs, three compilation albums, two live recordings, and two DVDs, nearly all of which were released on Epitaph Records. The band has independently sold over 5 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent punk acts of all time. Since its inception, Bad Religion has gone through many different changes, and Graffin has been the only constant member, although the current incarnation of the band does feature two of the other original members.