The Offspring Considering Live Release, 10th Studio Album
The Offspring just released their ninth studio album, Days Go By, over the past year, but according to guitarist Noodles, the band already has plans for a follow-up and even a live album. While the studio release is just in the very initial stages at the moment, Noodles said more work would start occurring once the group finishes touring for Days Go By.
In discussing the Offspring’s plans, Noodles stated: "We'd definitely knock out a live album, I think. You know, it’d be something we'd, you know, be interested in doing, but it's not a main priority of ours though. Right now, we're just taking the new songs, this is the first time we're playing almost the whole record, and we have it almost ready to go live, and so, we’re just trying to feel what's, you know, play the songs and get the reaction from the audience, find out what's working well in the live thing. Sometimes what sounds like coming out of your speakers doesn't always translate to the live arena, you know, so we're working on that. I've been having a lot of fun playing the new songs though, so right now that's kind of our focus, and then once we get off tour, we'll sit down and take a look at a new record."
New releases aren’t the seminal pop-punk’s band’s only plans. Noodles went onto mention doing an anniversary tour – one in celebration of their breakthrough album, 1994’s Smash, and their self-titled 1989 debut. The potential tour would be scheduled for 2014.
Days Go By came out over the summer, debuting at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. A follow-up to 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, Days Go By is the first to feature drummer Pete Parada. The album was originally scheduled for 2010, but multiple delays and more recording and touring pushed it back two years.