Most of my free time during high school was spent going to punk shows, dating guys in local punk bands, and listening to punk music by groups like No Use for a Name, Rancid, and of course, Lagwagon. In fact, my first introduction to Lagwagon came during a “perfect storm” of all three of these favorite past times of mine: I was in the audience with my bass-playing boyfriend while one of those local bands did a kickass cover of “Razor Burn.” One listen to this ode to post-breakup facial hair, and I knew I just had to hear the band that wrote the song. I had several opportunities to catch Lagwagon at festivals and club shows in the subsequent years, and now I want to share the joy of a live Lagwagon experience with you by giving away a pair of tickets to the group’s upcoming show at El Rey Theatre with Cobra Skulls and Nothingtonon on March 11!

But that’s not all…the winner of this contest will also receive of all five of Lagwagon’s newly reissued albums on CD! These reissues of classic, ’90s-era Lagwagon full-lengths — Duh (1992), Trashed (1994), Hoss (1995), Double Plaidinum (1997), and Let’s Talk About Feelings (1998) — include about 34 previously unreleased tracks. Some are full of “How did this not make the record?” awesomeness, and some are…interesting. According to the band’s frontman Joey Cape, “Some of it’s pretty embarrassing…we wanted to reveal the band’s evolution, our history. We chose to be completely transparent about it. We went for quantity. We decided we weren’t gonna trim any fat and just put everything a fan would want to hear on there.” Old photos from the original packaging of those first five albums is also included, as well as never-before-used photos.

That’s a TON of Lagwagon goodness for just one person, and YOU could be that person! To enter, simply leave a comment below stating why you are the ultimate Lagwagon fan. Be sure to include an email address you check often as that’s how we’ll be getting in touch with the winner. I’d hate to have to give this awesome prize pack to the second biggest Lagwagon fan in LA.

Download “May 16th” off of Let’s Talk About Feelings (reissue)!

Lagwagon Tour Dates:

02/28 – Sparks, NV – The Alley *
02/29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Night Club *
03/02 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *
03/03 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
03/04 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS *
03/06 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock *
03/07 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse *
03/09 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
03/11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
04/19 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Arena
04/20 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz 2
04/21 – Bilbao, Spain – Sala Santana 27
04/23 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage #
04/24 – Schweinfurt, Germany – Alter Stattbahnhof #
04/25 – Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany – Alte Brauerei #
04/27 – Berlin, Germany – Monster Bash
04/28 – Meerhout, Belgium – Groezrock Festival
05/17 – Chicoutimi, QC, Canada – Hôtel La Saguenéenne ^
05/19 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Club Soda – POUZZA FEST
06/08 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Pannonia Fields 2 – Novarock
06/15 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/15 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/22 – Neuhausen o.E., Germany – Southside Festival
06/22 – Neuhausen o.E., Germany – Southside Festival
06/24 – Scheeßel , Germany – Hurricane Festival
06/24 – Scheeßel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06/26 – London, UK – Islington Academy
06/27 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
06/28 – Manchester, UK – Moho Live
06/30 – Münster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest

* w/ Cobra Skulls, Nothington
# w/ Red Tape Parade
^ w/ Junior Battles

For more info on Lagwagon:

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