Today marks the premiere of “Who We Are,” a new song from legendary punk band Descendents. Proceeds from the single will go to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Descendents are also heading out on North American tour, starting May 3rd in Edmonton, AB, at Union Hall, finishing off in Las Vegas, NV at Brooklyn Bowl.
Written in the aftermath of the presidential election, “Who We Are” is a powerful protest song that lashes out against racist, sexist, and anti-immigrant attitudes. With its hopeful message of resistance, the track ultimately calls on listeners to fight fascism and “defend the rights of every woman and man.”
“Who We Are” arrives on the heels of Hypercaffium Spazzinate, the first Descendents album in 12 years and the band’s seventh studio effort since forming in 1978. Released last July via Epitaph.
Featuring bassist Karl Alvarez, vocalist Milo Aukerman, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and drummer Bill Stevenson, Descendents recently embarked on a headline tour of North America. Tickets are on sale now, with dates scheduled through the end of the year.
DESCENDENTS TOUR DATES:
5/3 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
5/6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
7/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
8/4 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
8/5 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
8/24 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
8/27 Garden City, ID Revolution Center
9/7 Montreal, QC Metropolis
9/8 Toronto, ON Rebel
9/10 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
9/22 Houston, TX House of Blues
9/23 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
10/20 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
10/21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/3 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
11/4 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
11/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/18 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
12/1 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
12/2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/15 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
12/16 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl