Offspring Explains How They Got "Fly" As Tour Looms

If you've kept an ear tuned to rock radio or MTV lately, you know that Cali-punk purveyors the Offspring are back with "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)," a track that offers both a bash of B-boy wannabes, and (dare we say) a more dance-friendly feel.

The Offspring are quick to point out that they are not about to go the C&C Music Factory route, and recently explained both the musical and lyrical inspiration behind the song to our colleagues in MTV Europe.

"We wanted to combine some different elements into the song," frontman Dexter Holland told our colleagues in MTV Europe recently. "It's basically about this guy who's trying to be cool who really isn't or just is trying to fit in to something he's really not and something that we see around, not just necessarily in our area, but all over the place. But there's some different things in the song, I mean, it's kind of like taking 'Low Rider'

and, you know, putting some heavy guitars on it and whatever else, some other percussion, so it makes it almost danceable. I hate that word." [28.8 RealVideo]

The Offspring will kick off a U.S. tour Sunday in Tempe, Arizona, and here's where you can catch them:

  • 11/15 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Rio
  • 11/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palace
  • 11/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palace
  • 11/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palace
  • 11/21 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
  • 11/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Joint
  • 11/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Joint
  • 11/24 - Reno, NV @ TBA
  • 11/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Maritime Hall
  • 11/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
  • 11/28 - Denver, CO @ Ogden
  • 11/30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
  • 12/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
  • 12/2 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
  • 12/3 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
  • 12/4 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
  • 12/5 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
  • 12/7 - Worchester, MA @ Palladium
  • 12/8 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 12/9 - New

    York, NY @ Irving Plaza

  • 12/10 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Events Center
  • 12/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Ampitheater
  • 12/13 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
  • 12/14 - San Diego, CA @ Soma