The Menzingers is a punk rock band that arose from the underground music scene of Scranton, Penn. Though the band eventually moved to Philadelphia, it retained the underground roots for which it's known. Through its punk-rock style and narrative-driven lyrics, the band explores subjects such as alienation, difficult relationships and the perplexities of modern life. Its regular concert tours are a fixture of the worldwide punk rock scene. According to band member Tom May, the name of the band is based on the phonetic spelling of the German word for "troubadour."
Punk Rock Troubadours
The Menzingers formed in 2006 from the remnants of local ska-punk bands Bob and the Sagets and Kos Mos. The band's first major demo came to the attention of independent punk rock label Go-Kart. This collaboration resulted in the release of its first full-length album, A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology, which was met with a positive reception. The Menzingers then signed a brief deal with the record label Red Scare Industries, through which it released a second album, Chamberlain Waits, in 2010. The band eventually settled on a long-term deal with Epitaph, which would endure for many years. In 2012, the band's third album, On the Impossible Past, evinced a more refined, sophisticated sound that garnered both critical praise and more commercial success. This set the stage for The Menzingers' next album, Rented World, which was the first to peak at No. 50 on the Billboard chart in 2014. The band decided to make a more fun and "jukebox"-like album for After the Party in 2017. The writers described it as a "love letter to our 20s." It peaked at No. 67 on the US chart shortly after its release. The Menzingers returned in 2019 with the album Hello Exile, which was its most urgent and emotionally unsparing album to date.
Where can I buy The Menzingers tickets?
If you are interested in attending a live performance of The Menzingers, then you can purchase your tickets at the online vendor StubHub, which offers a wide selection of music, theater and sports tickets.
Who are the members of The Menzingers?
The Menzingers consists of bass guitarist Eric Keen, drummer Joe Godino and guitarists and vocalists Greg Barnett and Tom May.
Is The Menzingers touring in 2019?
The Menzingers is currently planning to tour throughout North America in the second half of 2019 before embarking on a European leg in early 2020. The band will appear at the House of Blues in Boston, the Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Fla., the 350 Fest V in Tinley Park, Ill., and the Warsaw in New York City, N.Y., among many other stops.
What is The Menzingers' tour setlist like?
The Menzingers plays a selection of its most popular songs, including "Tellin' Lies," "House On Fire," "The Obituaries," "Anna," "Good Things," "Thick as Thieves," "Mexican Guitars," "Lookers," "No Penance," "I Don't Wanna Be an Asshole Anymore," "The Freaks," "Midwestern States," "The Bars," "Gates," "Burn After Writing," "After the Party," "Casey," "In Remission" and "Nice Things." The exact setlist may be subject to change at any time.
What can I expect from The Menzingers concert?
The Menzingers encourages a boisterous, energetic and loud atmosphere. Depending on the venue, fans can expect a packed crowd and a wild mosh pit from the start of the concert until the very end. Fans are also encouraged to sing along with the band. A typical concert may last at least an hour.
Which artists are similar to The Menzingers?
If you enjoy the music of The Menzingers, then you might want to check out the punk rock band Anti-Flag or The Flatliners.Back to Top