The Adolescents Tickets for Sale

The Adolescents are one of Southern California's most loved hardcore bands. The band helped establish the blueprint for Orange County punk, along with peers like Agent Orange and Social Distortion. Although their music was the most standard of the three, The Adolescent's high energy and teenage snottiness gave them an instant connection with their audience,

The Adolescents were formed in 1980 in the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton, at the border of Orange County. Lead vocalist Tony Cadena joined up with bassist Steve Soto, who'd just left Agent Orange. They first recruited guitarist Frank Agnew, guitarist John O'Donovan, and drummer Peter Pan. This lineup disintegrated quickly, and the latter two were replaced by guitarist Rikk Agnew and drummer Casey Royer, both had been playing in the Detours, and both had also been original members of Social Distortion. Later that year, the group issued the classic hardcore single "Amoeba" on Posh Boy Records. The track also appeared on the inaugural Rodney on the ROQ compilation, assembled by legendary L.A. punk DJ Rodney Bingenheimer.
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In 1986, the incarnation of the Adolescents that had recorded the group's lone album reunited for a series of shows around Los Angeles. They soon began working on new material, but before long, Royer returned to D.I., and Frank Agnew departed as well. They were replaced by drummer Sandy Hansen and the Agnews' brother Alfie on guitar. This lineup recorded the comeback album "Brats in Battalions," which was eventually released in 1987 on the band's own label. But by that time Alfie Agnew had departed for college and had to be replaced by Dan Colburn. After touring for most of 1987, Colburn and Cadena got tired of the band and left as well.

Rikk Agnew and Steve Soto decided to keep the band going and shared the vocals. They recruited new guitarist Paul Casey who left and was replaced by ex-member Frank Agnew. This lineup signed with Triple X and recorded 1988's "Balboa Fun Zone," which deviated from the group's style but won some praise nonetheless.

The blazing energy of The Adolescents will blow you away, be a part of their concert and relive the magic of the yesteryears. Contact your on line ticket vendor and get your tickets now!


OC Confidential – 2005
Balboa Fun Zone – 1988
Brats in Battalion – 1986
The Adolescents – 1981
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