Consisting of Jim Lindberg on vocals, Fletcher Dragge on guitar, Randy Bradbury on bass and Byron McMackin on drums, the boys of Pennywise have been producing sweet punk rock since they hit the music scene back in the late eighties. Roaring from the beautiful beach town of Hermosa Beach, California and brought together by singer Jim Lindberg, the group got together soon after high school where they were experimenting with different kids and bands of their own to no success until the works of all of them got together. It started off with the threesome of Libdberg, Dragge, McMackin and bassist Jason Thirsk who passed away in 1996 after a long bout with alcoholism.
The 1990's brought about a signing with popular label Epitaph Records for Pennywise, and soon enough they released their first self title studio album, Pennywise . Punk rock lovers all over fell madly in love with Pennywise, and their fan base started growing with instant attraction to their first album. The boys of Pennywise had a lot of good things they put into their songs, which was refreshing when many thought punk rock and metal was a bunch of angry lyrics and hate bashing. As well there was also an underlying love by fans due to the fact that their band name, Pennywise, was a tribute to the Stephen King novel, It . It was a take on a monster in the film, and movie buffs everywhere fell in love with Pennywise through the grapevine of their King tribute and the fact that they had an awesome message they were spreading through their lyrics that touched much on Generation X ideals.
Pennywise definitely was a breath of fresh air for the world, and the punk scene alike. Since they came out they have released a total of nine studio albums: Pennywise , Unknown Road , About Time , Full Circle , Straight Ahead , Land of the Free ?, The Fuse and Reason to Believe . All of these had their own personal strengths, and there was no doubt about it fans grabbed every last one of them as fast as they went on the shelves.
When they head out on their live upcoming 2009 concert tour, Pennywise will be kicking things off with a bang at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California on January, 16 th . They will then head on over to the House of Blues in Las Vegan on the 18 th of January, and rock the night away like no other.
You don't want to miss this opportunity to see the legends that are Pennywise live and in concert this coming year. Stay updated with ticket information as it becomes available for your seats to see Jimmy, Fletcher, Randy and Byron live at a stage near you.