Pics: Bad Religion & The Explosion crashed Webster Hall (8/2)

Photos by Rodrigo Fredes

Bad Religion

In support of their recently released seventeenth studio album dubbed Age of Unreason, Bad Religion are on the road on a two-leg North American trek that kicked off last month on the west coast. The LA punk rock heroes cruised through New York City a few days ago for back-to-back jam-packed shows at Webster Hall (Aug. 2nd) and Brooklyn Steel (Aug. 3rd).

We caught the completely sold-out Webster Hall show (photo gallery below), which saw Bad Religion spew out a hefty 28-song set, encore included. The band pulled out new songs from their latest full-length, moving the crowd with hits “End of History,” “Chaos from Within,” “My Sanity,” “Lose Your Head,” and “Do the Paranoid Style.”

Bad Religion also played favorite tunes from a whopping 12 more records off their 17 LP discography, including big numbers from classic gems How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Into the Unknown and No Control, with ‘side one’ of No Control being performed in full to celebrate its 30th anniversary (‘side two’ was played the following night at BK Steel), plus tracks from post-2000 efforts True North, New Maps of Hell and The Empire Strikes First.

As a special treat for NYC fans, Boston punk rockers The Explosion opened both local shows, performing select tunes from their three albums: Flash Flash Flash, Black Tape and Bury Me Standing.

See more coverage below, along with the Webster Hall set-list, plus fan-filmed footage.

Bad Religion return to the Tri-state area at Asbury Park, NJ’s ‘Sea. Hear. Now’ festival on Sept. 21st [TIX], and Philly’s The Fillmore on Sept. 24th [TIX]. All upcoming dates are HERE.

Coming soon to Webster Hall:

08/16 – Joyce Manor, Saves The Day [TIX]
08/21 – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones [TIX]
09/07 – Weyes Blood [TIX]

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