About This Event
A Message from Circle Jerks: Our headline shows scheduled for 2021 will now take place in 2022. All tickets will be honored at these rescheduled shows, refunds will also be available as per local refund policies. We certainly hope that live music returns sooner for all to safely enjoy. In the coming months we will announce more new shows and look forward to seeing you! A 30 day return refund window will be announced shortly. Please follow us on social media platforms to stay updated on information regarding the refund window dates. Circle Jerks emerged from the punk underbelly of LAs South Bay in 1979. 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. Unlike much of the unapologetic hardcore that seeped through the cracks of American suburbia, the music of the Circle Jerks was thoughtfully steadfast, yet relentless and ferocious in nature. 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 – and a force to be reckoned with. Plowing forward with a relentless, tooth-cutting work ethic and a rousing stage presence, the band would soon find itself headlining shows at LAs 5,000-capacity Olympic Auditorium and emblazoned in cult video classics like Decline of Western Civilization, Repo Man , New Wave Theatre , and The Slog Movie . Over the decades, Circle Jerks would release six studio albums, including the acclaimed Group Sex (1980)Wild in th e Str e ets (1982), G old e n S h o w e r of Hits (1983), Wonderful (1985), and IV (1987), where they would become a major headliner during the alternative music explosion of the 80s and 90s. Morris and Hetson remain the only consistent members since the bands creation. Bassist Zander Schloss (The Weirdos, Joe Strummer) has been a member since the 1980s. 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 bands 40th anniversary and the commemorative reissue of their celebrated landmark record Group Se x , Circle Jerks return to the stage for the first time in over a decade.