Suicidal Tendencies Announce Collaboration With Converse + Unveil New Song
Suicidal Tendencies have announced a collaboration with Converse which will commence next Friday (Sept. 7), the same day their new album, STill Cyco Punk After All These Years, is released. It also coincides with the kick-off of the band's tour in Boston, which also happens to be where Converse is headquartered. In addition to the team-up, ST has released a new song and video from the record, "It's Always Something," which can be viewed below.
The new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection can be purchased via the Converse website and select retailers. The collection will be available at Bodega Boston in a pop-up on Sept. 6 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on September 7 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 AM, before the Suicidal show at the House of Blues in Boston.
"When I was young, I still remember getting my first pair of 'Chucks' for my birthday and how stoked I was to wear them to school the next day," Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir says in a statement. "It was almost like a rite of passage, the beautiful thing about them is whatever 'direction' you were headed, you could go there with your Chucks. All these years later, Converse has the same meaning to me. Just as young Mike will never forget putting on his first pair of Chucks, I can't wait to relive that amazing feeling with the new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies, a massively proud moment for the band, our fans and of course me personally!"
Converse x Suicidal Tendencies is a collection of Chucks and accompanying apparel based on digital and screen-printed graphics in the classic style of designer Ric Clayton, who created posters and flyers for the band back in the '80s. The Chuck 70 HI's vintage canvas upper features an all-over digital print and the Suicidal Tendencies leather patch on the lateral side. An Ox version comes in black with an all over digitally-printed lining. The ST logo is printed on the tongue and heel and both the Hi and the Ox pair feature two sets of additional laces including a Suicidal Tendencies printed logo lace.
Images of the apparel, which feature original, screen-printed ST artwork, including a woven poplin shirt, two pullover hoodies, sweatpants, shorts, a long sleeve tee, and two short sleeve tees can be found below. The footwear will be offered for a suggested retail price of $90 - $95 with the apparel suggested retail price $35 - $80.
To see the full list of shows for the upcoming tour, head over to this location.
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