Whatever you want to call them—punk rock, skate punk, alternative rock—there’s no ambiguity behind the fact that Bad Religion has been drawing crowds for three decades. One of the best selling live punk acts ever, selling over 5 million albums throughout their career, Bad Religion has enjoyed an extraordinary run. Bostonians and city visitors alike can check out this prolific group at the Paradise Rock Club this June.
The Los Angeles-based band has gone through quite a bit of change throughout its tenure, which has at different points seen the departure of every member except lead singer Greg Graffin. Despite a completely different supporting cast on the Bad Religion stage, their catalogue of hit songs and high tempo jams has remained throughout it all as a worthy spectacle.
And come summer, fans can partake in the experience at one of the city’s best music venues. Also known as the Dise, Paradise is a local favorite. Sitting right on Commonwealth Avenue, one of Boston’s major thoroughfares, Paradise lies in between Allston and the Fenway neighborhoods, and is near Boston University’s western campus. Its large marquee announces the upcoming acts, who usually park their tour bus right out front. Pretty much everywhere inside this intimate rock club feels like you’re right up against the stage, which bodes well for the high-energy, loud scene most Bad Religion shows.
This punk concert will come in the midst of an eclectic string of performances slated for the Paradise. Other notable June acts include A-Trak, Jedi Mind Tricks, Tori Kelly and the Melvins. Not a rock fan? Comedian Jeanine Garafolo will be at the club later in July. For the full lineup, and more details about Bad Religion’s show, see here.
WhereParadise Rock Club 967 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
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