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AFTER 3 WORLDWIDE TOURS, OFFSPRING HITS THE ROAD AGAIN, PLANS 2 S.L. APPEARANCES

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The rebellious punk-rock sound of Offspring will hit Salt Lake City twice at the Fairpark Coliseum. Both dates are sold out.

The first show will be Saturday, Dec. 17. Face to Face and the local band Stresch Armstrong will open the show. The second performance will be Monday, Dec. 19. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.Offspring, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Brian "Dexter" Holland, guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Greg Kriesel and drummer Ron Welty, emerged from the conservative suburbs of Orange County, Calif., but were weaned on the hard-core sound of TSOL, the Adolescents and Agent Orange.

The band formed in 1986 when Kriesel and Holland met while on their high school cross country team. After the original guitarist and drummer left, Wasserman and Welty joined.

Offspring released an independent EP that sold about 2,000 copies and signed to Epitaph Records. In 1992 the band released "Ignition," and throughout the past year appeared in numerous surf, skate and snowboarding videos.

By combining punk, funk and ska the band's recent album, "Smash," has sold more than 1 million copies and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's top 200. It currently stands at No. 6. The band is also a favorite on MTV's "Buzz Bin."