Bad Religion to perform at Jannus Live | Diversions
ST. PETERSBURG – Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion will perform on Saturday, October 23 at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The doors will open at 7 p.m.
Alkaline Trio and War on Women will also be performing. This concert is sold out depending on the location. Call 727-565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.
Founded in 1980, Bad Religion has been singing songs about religion, politics, society, media, and science for four decades. “Age of Unreason”, their most recent album, was released in 2019 via Epitaph Records.
Since the group’s formative years, they have consistently defended humanism, reason and individualism. Now, with these values on the decline and nationalism and bigotry on the rise, Bad Religion’s message has never been more essential. “Age of Unreason” offers a powerful and inspired answer – a political and deeply personal treatise on everything they believe in.
“The band has always championed the values of enlightenment,” co-composer and guitarist Brett Gurewitz said in a press release from Epitaph Records. “Today, these values of truth, freedom, equality, tolerance and science are in real danger. This record is our response.
The songs in “Age of Unreason” are both furious and meticulously crafted. There are references to contemporary events, racist rallies, the election of Trump, the erosion of the middle class, the Colin Kaepernick protest, alternative facts, conspiracy theories, and there are tributes to the literary and philosophical works that have long inspired the group.
“Age of Unreason” is Bad Religion’s 17th studio album and was co-produced by Carlos de la Garza. This record is both a terrible warning and a testament to resilience.
“When I saw all these headlines about the gravity of our world, I started to read a lot,” said co-songwriter and singer Greg Graffin, who holds a doctorate in the history of science. “I read articles on the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Civil War and I began to recognize that this is a model of history and something in which we should never to venture out. There are many warnings against this. Every schoolboy should know this, but it is difficult to get people to read these things. Maybe this album can help. Because right now with social media we’re just playing a version of killing the guy with the ball. “