September 7, 2011
House of Blues, Anaheim
So, when was the last time you showed up to a concert at 9:15 P.M. and the headliners were two to three songs into their set? It almost never happens. You have your typical doors open at 7 P.M. with the show starting at 8 P.M. and then you get the band you came to see around 10:15ish. Well, Rancid had other plans.
After hopping off a mini-stint in the support role on Blink 182's tour, Rancid set off to perform four West Coast headlining dates before going into the studio to start working on their eighth full-length album. Last night's Anaheim show was evening number two of Rancid's pre-studio tune up and the early start time was necessary to accommodate the group's lengthy set which spanned their entire catalog and resulted in a 40 song set, give or take.