Rancid Released Video For “Don’t Make Me Do It”

Photo by Atiba Jefferson

Legendary Berkeley, California ska-punk band Rancid shared a video for Don’t Make Me Do It, a second single from their upcoming full-length release Tomorrow Never Comes. The album is due for a release on June 2nd via Epitaph Records, produced by longtime collaborator, Bad Religion guitarist, and Epitaph founder Brett Gurewitz.

Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved and still influential first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible — start an even better band. 

Thus, Rancid. 
Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album, “Rancid,” in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because… well, are you going to tell him he can’t? The result, in 1994, was “Let’s Go.” People noticed. 
In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum-selling “…And Out Come The Wolves.” You still remember when you first heard it. 
They followed with the even more ambitious “Life Won’t Wait” in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled “Rancid,” just to see if anyone was paying attention. 
After “Indestructible” in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid’s current line-up. They subsequently released the albums “Let The Dominos Fall” (2009), “Honor Is All We Know” (2014), and “Trouble Maker” (2017). 
Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after. They are the living embodiment of East Bay punk. And if you don’t know all this by now — you’re not playing their music loud enough! 

RANCID tour dates:

May 28, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling 2023
June 1, 2023 – Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy – Bay Arena
June 2, 2023 – Bellaria, Italy – Slam Dunk Festival Italy 2023
June 3, 2023 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – MEDIA CENTER Ljubljana (Sold Out)
June 4, 2023 – Linz, Austria – Sbäm Fest 2023
June 6, 2023 – Ursus, Poland – Letnia Scena Progresji
June 8, 2023 – Hyvinkää, Finland – Rockfest 2023
June 10, 2023 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
June 12, 2023 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle (Sold Out)
June 13, 2023 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachtof
June 15, 2023 – Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Rock Festival 2023
June 16, 2023 – Clisson, France – Hellfest 2023
June 17, 2023 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting 2023
June 20, 2023 – London, United Kingdom – OVO Arena Wembley
June 21, 2023 – Stretford, United Kingdom – O2 Victoria Warehouse
June 23, 2023 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air Festival 2023
June 24, 2023 – Münster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest 2023
June 25, 2023 – Tábor, Czechia – Mighty Sounds Festival 2023
September 21, 2023 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life 2023
October 8, 2023 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock 2023





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