Bad Religion Mark 40th Anniversary with a 4-Part Concert Series

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Despite being unable to tour and get in touch with their fans through live shows, American punk rockers Bad Religion still managed to find a great way to mark their 40th anniversary. The band recorded a live show at Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre back in October, and the performance will now be released as a four-part concert series titled Decades.

Decades will see the band playing iconic songs from different eras while also offering fans a behind-the-scenes look through interviews and rehearsals footage.

The series is set to premiere on December 12th with an episode dedicated to the ’80s, while the episodes focusing on the ’90s, 2000s, and 2010s will follow in successive weeks. According to the press release, the band members will be available for live chats for each episode premiere. 

Bad Religion initially planned to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a world tour alongside Alkaline Trio but was forced to nix the plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, the group still went ahead with releasing their autobiography, presenting Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion back in August. 

“I can speak for the whole band when I say that we were so disappointed to not be able to tour this year,” said singer Greg Graffin announcing Decades. “It is our fans and all those concerts we play each year that provide the life-force of Bad Religion. Decades allows new fans as well as those who were there at the beginning to get a rich overview of our entire career and witness the changes in songwriting and performance styles at each stage of our evolution.”