Bad Religion on Late Night in January, at State Theatre in March


PORTLAND — L.A.’s legendary punk heroes Bad Religion has cemented their place in punk rock history with 16 studio albums, worldwide critical acclaim and countless world tours and will continue the celebration of their distinguished career with extensive touring in 2013, a rare intimate show at The Echo in Los Angeles and their first ever appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 30.

Closer to home, Bad Religion with support from Against Me! and Polar Bear Club will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the State Theatre.

Bad Religion’s new album “True North” celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. It is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date. Beneath the bristling guitars and surging drums exists one of the most cathartic works of the band’s career. With this album, Bad Religion deliberately revisits and refines the fast melodic Southern California sound they helped to define on their earlier albums.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show for this all-ages concert and can be purchased at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at The State Theatre is located at 609 Congress St., Portland.