Live Nation Drops Behemoth Summer and Fall Tours

Shows include System of a Down with At the Drive-In, 311 with the Offspring and 5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer? More like never-ending summer, because Live Nation just dropped some musical behemoths on San Diego.

As summer ramps up on July 29, reggae rap-rockers 311 and punk revivalists the Offspring will co-headline Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, and guess what? They'll be bringing alternative hip-hop act Gym Class Heroes along for the ride.

311 played our fine town just over a month ago, and the Offspring were here in the fall, so it's less a Never-Ending Summer Tour and more a Never-Ending '90s Tour. But we're not complaining.  

On the other side of summer, pop-rockers 5 Seconds of Summer will release their third studio album and play Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, and that's just months after they play a sold-out House of Blues San Diego show on April 26. I guess they got it like that. 

But the real treat here is Grammy Award-winning alternative metal band System of a Down with post-hardcore pioneers At the Drive-In at Valley View Casino Center on Oct. 17.

In 2010, System of a Down picked up where they left off after a hiatus in 2006, but still no new albums.... In 2016, At the Drive-In reunited (for a second time), channeling enough creative juices to produce the new album "Inter Alia." 

It's time to keep 'em un-separated.

Tickets for all of these shows go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, so snap 'em up quick and turn this Friday the 13th into a very lucky day.

Rutger Ansley Rosenborg has been an Associate Editor at NBC SoundDiego since 2016. He is an avid creator, communicator and purveyor of bad jokes. Find out more here, or contact him here.

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