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Circle Jerks

Circle Jerks Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 175,059
Category Punk, Hardcore Punk
Concerts
Apr
11
Franklin Music Hall
Philadelphia
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Apr
12
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville
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Apr
13
Brooklyn Paramount
Brooklyn
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May
22
Markthalle
Hamburg
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May
28
Futurum Music Bar
Praha
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Jun
02
KIFF
Aarau
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Jun
08
Kulturhaus Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt
Schweinfurt
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Jun
12
O2 Academy Brixton
London
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About Circle Jerks
Circle Jerks emerged from the punk underbelly of LA’s South Bay in 1979. First conceptualized at “The Church” of Hermosa Beach, the once infamous hangout of scene forefathers Black Flag, Descendents, Redd Kross, and The Last, the band quickly became the innovators of a movement simply referred to today as HARDCORE PUNK ROCK. After serving as a co-founder and lead vocalist of Black Flag during the recording of its essential Nervous Breakdown EP, Keith Morris joined forces with former Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson to form what would become Circle Jerks, a reference uncovered from artist Raymond Pettibon’s slang dictionary. Having written material for their former bands respectively, Morris and Hetson, along with bassist Roger Rogerson and jazz drummer Lucky Lehrer, fine-tuned previously unfinished material to conceive the troupe’s now-renowned sound - thoughtfully steadfast, yet relentless and ferocious in nature. Unlike much of the unapologetic hardcore that seeped through the cracks of American suburbia, the music of the Circle Jerks was dynamic, deliberate, and most importantly, a force to be reckoned with. Bringing together a potent, articulate rhythm section with earnest yet oftentimes derisive lyrics and themes, the band was thereafter heralded as a leader of the pack, but with no real plan in sight. The social climate of Los Angeles in the early eighties was marked by unsettled fluidity, with the expansion of hardcore punk that infiltrated the public eye. The “pogo” of a former generation became the “slam dance” of another - a moniker consecrated in the iconic Circle Jerks “Skanking Kid” logo designed by graphic designer Shawn Kerri. Songs got shorter, shows wilder, and the police - led by embattled police chief Daryl Gates - shut it all down. This earmark of punk lineage was epitomized in the groundbreaking documentary by Penelope Spheeris, The Decline of Western Civilization, in which Circle Jerks most notably performed to a pit of chaos. Today, the film is recognized and preserved by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” In October 1980, Circle Jerks released their debut studio album Group Sex on Los Angeles label Frontier Records. Clocking in at fourteen songs in just sixteen minutes, the record remains a milestone of the punk genre and equally as symbolic nearly forty years later. Plowing forward with a relentless, tooth-cutting work ethic and a rousing stage presence, the band would soon find itself headlining shows at LA’s 5,000-capacity Olympic Auditorium and emblazoned in cult video classics like Repo Man, New Wave Theatre, and The Slog Movie. Over the decades, Circle Jerks would release six studio albums, including the acclaimed Wild in the Streets (1982), Golden Shower of Hits (1983), Wonderful (1985), and IV (1987), where they would become a major headliner during the alternative music explosion of Generation X. Morris and Hetson remain the only consistent members since the band’s creation, withstanding several lineup changes, including Flea and Chuck Biscuits. Bassist Zander Schloss (The Weirdos, Joe Strummer) has been a member since the 1980’s. During hiatuses, Morris fronted bands like OFF! and FLAG, while Hetson played guitar in Bad Religion. The long list of those influenced by the legacy of the Circle Jerks ranges from Butthole Surfers to Red Hot Chili Peppers - with notable fans being Dogtown skateboarders, Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Johnny Depp, Guns N’ Roses, and Philip K. Dick. Decades later, their music continues to make an imprint on generations of diverse music fans and those who challenge the status quo. In celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary and the commemorative reissue of their celebrated landmark record Group Sex, Circle Jerks return to the stage for the first time in over a decade.
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Genres
Punk, Hardcore Punk
Band members
Mark "EARL LIBERTY" Vidal, Charlie "CHALO" Quintana, John Ingrham, Ted "PITTLES" Pittman, Zander "SNAKE" Schloss, Jay Bentley, Dix Denny, Keith Morris, Aaron Glasscock, Chris Poland, Jobe Ford, Todd Youth, Keith "ADOLPH" Clark, Doug Carrion, Keith "LUCKY" Lehrer, Kevin Fitzgerald, Chuck "BISCUITS" Montgomery, Greg Hetson, Tim Gallego, Michael "FLEA" Balzary, Roger RogersonDowding
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What fans are saying
Craig
5 / 5
Great show! All three bands were solid and Keith was totally....Keith! The crowd was really great and it was cool to see such a broad age range, from really (really) young to not at all young. I wish more shows of this caliber would come around more often!
Arcata Theatre Lounge Arcata, CA
Jul 20, 2023
Ted
5 / 5
Had a great time. Packed house. Rowdy but brotherly crowd. Saw cj in Vermont last tour and Off in Boston. Keith does not disappoint. Decent, clean venue with nice employees. Great experience. Would go again even though it is a 2 hour 25 minute drive from home.
Toad's Place New Haven, CT
Apr 10, 2024
Kurt
5 / 5
Awesome show! I had never heard Negative Approach, but loved them and am excited to get to know them more. The Adolescents were great and the Circle Jerks show was fantastic - I had not seen them since 1985. One of my favorite concerts. Great venue too.
Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA
Feb 28, 2022
Gregory
5 / 5
Classic show by a classic band. The songs are timeless in that their themes are just as relevant today as they were when they were written. The other thing that inspires me is the amount of energy they put into their performance. Great show!
The Glass House Pomona, CA
May 13, 2022
Amber
4 / 5
Circle jerks were awesome as always, The North Park Observatory could turn their AC up during a heat wave...it was the HOTTEST show I have been to ever...and you had to stand in line to catch a breath of air...NOT SAFE.
The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
Jul 16, 2023
Tom
4 / 5
Great show! It had much better attendance than I guessed it would for this town. I liked The Bills as an opener, they really did a great job for a local act in support of the show.
Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
Jul 25, 2022
Evan
5 / 5
Got there late though, our fault. Hot all the way in the back because of elevation and less space. Missed most of the adolescents. Crowd surfed twice. Still had fun. It’s my favorite type of music.
Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
Jun 21, 2023
Daniel
5 / 5
Dude came out with the set list and it was like three feet long, fluttering in the wind. hahaha Amazing set!! Keith Morris is a true badass.
Douglas Park Chicago, IL
Nov 09, 2021
Andy
5 / 5
I have been a fan since the 80's. Had so much fun and so did my so who is also a huge fan.
Palace Theatre Saint Paul, MN
Jun 19, 2023
Chuck
5 / 5
We really enjoyed seeing them again. The last time was 2022. Listening to the music and Keith tell old stories never gets old!
The Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA
Mar 29, 2024
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Circle Jerks Tour Cities
Schweinfurt, Germany Brooklyn, NY London, United Kingdom Philadelphia, PA Prague, Czechia Aarau, Switzerland Sayreville, NJ Hamburg, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions About Circle Jerks

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Circle Jerks on tour?

Yes, Circle Jerks is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Circle Jerks concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Circle Jerks tour is scheduled for 8 dates across 8 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Circle Jerks scheduled to play?

Circle Jerks is scheduled to play 8 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Circle Jerks tour start?

Circle Jerks’s tour starts Apr 11, 2024 and ends on Jun 12, 2024. They will play 8 cities; their most recent concert was held in Philadelphia at Franklin Music Hall and their next upcoming concert will be in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Paramount.

What venues is Circle Jerks performing at?

As part of the Circle Jerks tour, Circle Jerks is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Apr 12 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount
May 22 - Hamburg, 04 @ Markthalle
May 28 - Praha, Czech Republic @ Futurum Music Bar
Jun 02 - Aarau, 01 @ KIFF
Jun 08 - Schweinfurt, Germany @ Kulturhaus Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt
Jun 12 - London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
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