Fat Wreck Chords announces 25th anniversary tour with NOFX, Lagwagon, Masked Intruder, the Flatliners, more

photo: Ben Garcia

Fat Wreck Chords turns 25 years old this year—can you believe it? The beloved Bay Area punk label founded by NOFX frontman Fat Mike has made it a quarter-century with only a minimal amount of felony charges on its musical rap sheet (although plenty of misdemeanors—I mean, have you tried listening to Wizo or Diesel Boy lately?). To celebrate, the label has announced the return of the Fat Tour, and this time, the lineup is positively stacked: Each show will feature NOFX [pictured], Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, the Flatliners, Masked Intruder, toyGuitar and Bad Cop/Bad Cop, as well as surprise special guests along the way. (Is it too much to ask for a Transistor Revolt appearance in Chicago?) Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time; check out the dates below, after you let Fat Mike entertain you for a minute or so.

08/06/15 TD Echo Beach Toronto, ON Canada
08/07/15 Heavy Montreal Montreal, QC Canada
08/08/15 Heavy Montreal Montreal, QC Canada
08/09/15 Heavy Montreal Montreal, QC Canada
08/12/15 House Of Blues Boston, MA
08/14/15 Stone Pony Summer Stage Asbury Park, NJ
08/15/15 Festival Stage at Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA
08/17/15 Aragon Chicago, IL
08/18/15 Myth Live Minneapolis, MN
08/20/15 The Fillmore Denver, CO
08/22/15 Thee Parkside (outdoors) San Francisco, CA
08/23/15 Thee Parkside (outdoors) San Francisco, CA
08/24/15 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA