The new lineup played their first show together Thursday in Switzerland
The Offspring have a new pair of sticks behind the kit. On May 11, former Suicidal Tendencies and Marilyn Manson drummer Brandon Pertzborn played his first show with the alt-rock icons at Zielbau Arena in Winterthur, Switzerland. After the gig, Pertzborn confirmed his involvement with the band on social media.
“It’s official! I’ve joined The Offspring! My first show was last night in Switzerland and it was INCREDIBLE.– Brandon Pertzborn
Check out the band’s highlight reel from their May 11 show below now.
Last month, Pertzborn announced his departure from Suicidal Tendencies.
“For the past (almost) two years, I’ve been so unbelievably fortunate to play with the almighty Suicidal Tendencies,” Pertzborn stated. “Musically and personally, it’s been some of the best times of my life. Every single person in the band/crew will be lifelong friends of mine and they have all filled my heart with joy these past couple years.
I’ve learned so much during my time with ST — as a person, and as a musician. As a person, I can’t say enough good things about everyone in this camp — it’s a true family. As a musician, the amount of growth I’ve experienced is priceless. I mean, come on – you can’t be in a band with Mike Muir and not end up being pushed as a musician and come out better than you were before.
The thing about life is, there comes a time when you have to make decisions — hard decisions — and they’re never based on one factor alone; they’re based on many factors: where you are in life, where you’ve been, where you want to go, what’s best for you at the time, what you think the future will look like, and so many other personal factors. And with this, I’ve made the difficult decision to leave Suicidal Tendencies.”
In addition to Suicidal Tendencies and Marilyn Manson, Pertzborn has also performed with H09909, Black Flag, Misfits guitarist Doyle, and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.
The Offspring are currently trekking across Europe on tour. The band returns to North America this summer, beginning on August 1 at the White River Amphitheatre in Washington. Special guests will be Sum 41 and Simple Plan. After their 2023 touring commitments, Sum 41 are officially disbanding.