The Germs gear up for US club tour

Punk legends will hit the road next month

The Germs have announced a headlining tour of the US, kicking off June 12 in Sacramento, CA.

The band, which features ex-Nirvana and Foo Fighters man Pat Smear, is currently fronted by actor Shane West, and was the subject of a movie entitled ‘What We Do Is Secret’ which features West in the lead role.

The band’s original singer Darby Crash, whose real name was Jan Paul Beahm, commit suicide in 1980 at the age of 22.


Following the shooting of the movie, the band decided to reform with West as singer.

The dates are:

Sacramento, CA The Distillery (June 12)
Reno, NV Club Underground (13)
Oakland, CA The Uptown (14)
Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre (16)
Seattle, WA Neumos (17)
Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge (19)
Denver, CO Marquis Theatre (20)
Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock (22)
Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club (23)
Detroit, MI Magic Stick (25)
Cleveland, OH Now Theat’s Class (26)
Toledo, OH Frankie’s Inner City (27)
Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place (28)
New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s (July 8)
San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom (10)
Austin, TX Red Seven (11)

–By our New York staff.
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