All photos by Erica Lauren
Do you ever wish you could see one of punk rock’s biggest names play an intimate hometown show? You know, instead of a giant venue with over a few thousand people, how about taking it back to the days of the small sweaty clubs?
Well, this past Friday in preparation of their forthcoming album Age Of Unreason, the one and only Bad Religion played to a handful of family, friends and fans at the 500-capacity Roxy Theater.
That’s right. Instead of the usual 5,000-plus people who attend their hometown shows in Los Angeles, the punk rock icons treated their diehard supporters with an exclusive gig where they not only ripped into a 17-song set but they also treated showgoers to an added 15-song encore as they played their now 30-year-old record No Control from front to back.
Yes, so for those keeping score at home, that’s a 32-SONG SET TO 500 LUCKY AS FUCK BAD RELIGION FANS. Pretty wild, huh?
Anyway, if you happened to miss out on the show, don’t fret as Noise contributor Erica Lauren was able to attend and shoot the show to prove that all this madness actually happened. To check out her shots, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Bad Religion’s new album before it hits stores May 3rd via Epitaph Records.