Aftershock Festival 2021 Performance Times Announced

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Organizers of the annual Aftershock Festival have announced the schedule for this year’s installment of the annual event.

Now in its ninth year, the festival is actually a rescheduled event from 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the event to be re-scheduled last year. As with its 2019 edition, this year’s installment of the Aftershock Festival is officially sold out. It is scheduled to take place this weekend from Thursday to Sunday at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

The festival grounds are located at 1600 Garden Highway. Sacramento, CA.

Attendees at this year’s festival will be required to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines. Those guidelines are noted here.

The 2021 edition of the Aftershock Festival is scheduled to open at 4:25 p.m. ET Thursday with a performance by Oxymorrons, on the Coors Light Stage. Fit For A King follows at 4:50 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage. Death Angel and Exodus will follow Oxymorrons at 5:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively on the Coors Light Stage. Meanwhile back on the Jack Daniel’s Stage, Knocked Loose is scheduled to follow Fit For A King at 5:55 p.m.

From there, Anthrax, Testamentand Cypress Hill will keep the music going between the two stages. Cypress Hill’s performance on the Jack Daniel’s Stage at 8:50 p.m. will close out the evening’s activities.

Friday will see the festival expand to three stages, with music starting at 12:45 p.m. from Contracult Collective on the Coors Light Stage. Ayron Jones will take the stage first at 1:20 p.m. Friday on the Kolas Stage. Performances from acts, such as Crobot, Pop Evil, and Rancid and many others will keep things moving through the day. Metallica will headline Friday’s events beginning at 8:55 p.m.

Moving on to Saturday, American Teeth and The Black Moods will open the day’s schedule at 12:30 p.m. and 12:35 p.m. on the Coors Light Stage and Kolas Stage respectively. Also notable acts featured on the day are those, such as South of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and Atreyu, as well as Anti-Flag, Mudvayne, and Alien Weaponry. The original lineup of The Misfits rounds out the day at 9:10 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage.

Even as the weekend winds down Sunday, the music will not let up. Sunday’s schedule opens at 12:20 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage with a performance by Law. As the day continues, performances from the likes of From Ashes To New, Pennywise, Mastodon, and Rise Against are also scheduled. Metallica closes out the weekend’s festivities at 7:55 p.m. ET on the Kolas Stage.

Along with lots of music, this weekend’s festival will also feature just as much food, drink and entertainment. The full details on all of that are noted below.

Additional food & beverage, and other experiences onsite include:

·      Caduceus Wine Garden, highlighting Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER.

·      Coors Light Coldstream serving with frosty draft technology, complete with actual ice crystals

·      Deep Eddy Vodka -Deep Eddy’s Dive In Trailer is a place where people come together to enjoy good times that never seem to end. Where strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet. While at Aftershock stopby and see us at the Deep Eddy Dive In Tour and raise a glass to being back together!

·      Dr. Greenthumb’s – Founded by the Godfather of insane brains, B-Real of Cypress Hill 

·       Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program

·       It’s Ronz World –  custom guitars, rock shop and art

·       Jack Daniel’s Mobile Distillery Tour Experience – Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Cheers your friends make your own history at Aftershock when you rock out at the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage with Metallica!

·      KOLAS – Stop by the Loud Lounge to level up Aftershock vibes with t-shirt ripping, body art and more.  KOLAS will also provide dynamic delivery outside the festival grounds.  Stop by the KOLAS footprint all weekend long to learn more!

·      Mortus Viventi  – Live Tarot Card Readings

·       The Blackened Bar – Aftershock is proud to continue the collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey. The pop-up will feature Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth-shattering music of Metallica. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals.

·       The Loud Lounge – Get heady and hang in the Loud Lounge with Kolas, Clown Cannabis, California’s Finest CBD, Heavy Grass, Dr. Greenthumb’s, Helpful Hemp and more. 

·       Take Me Home – not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001.

·       weedmaps – Located inside the Loud Lounge. Fans can learn about cannabis delivery by downloading the weedmaps app all weekend long. Stop by the booth for fun giveaways and prizes and if you forgot your clear bag, weedmaps has your back. 

Aftershock Festival is presented and produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. More information on the festival is available along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.AftershockFestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AftershockSac

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Riot Fest 2021 Lineup Finalized

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The official lineup for this year’s Riot Fest has been finalized.

The 2021 Riot Fest is scheduled to take place Sept. 16-19 at Douglass Park in Chicaco, IL. The whole thing kicks off the evening of Sept. 16 with performances by the likes of Alkaline Trio, Patti Smith and her Band, and Morrissey.

Sept. 17 is the first, full, official date of music for this year’s festival. It features performances from a wide range of acts, such as Smashing Pumpkins, NOFX, and Anti-Flag.

Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and Living Colour join the likes of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Run The Jewels, and Gwar for the second day of this year’s Riot Fest lineup.

Sunday will see just as many and varied acts taking the stage. Among the most notable of the performances planned to close out this year’s festival are those from the likes of Slipknot, Simple Plan, and Body Count. The Flaming Lips will take the place of Pixies following that band’s recent announcement that it was halting its tour plans due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The full lineup for this year’s Riot Fest is noted below.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
MORRISSEY, ALKALINE TRIO, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, JOYCE MANOR (performing S/T), WDRL, KRISTEEN YOUNG

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, LUPE FIASCO (performing The Cool), NOFX, DIRTY HEADS, SUBLIME WITH ROME, CIRCLE JERKS, DINOSAUR JR., MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, THRICE, CIRCA SURVIVE, MEG MYERS, THE LAWRENCE ARMS, BEACH BUNNY, ANTI-FLAG, LIVING COLOUR, FISHBONE, ENVY ON THE COAST, THE SOUNDS, AMIGO THE DEVIL, EYEDRESS, BEACH GOONS, MEET ME @ THE ALTAR, SERATONES, RADKEY, KISSISSIPPI, JACKIE HAYES, OXYMORRONS, GIRLPUPPY, SEŃOR KINO

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
RUN THE JEWELS, FAITH NO MORE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID, TAKING BACK
SUNDAY, VIC MENSA, GOGOL BORDELLO, MAYDAY PARADE, BAYSIDE, STATE CHAMPS, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, ANDREW W.K., BEST COAST, BIG FREEDIA, GWAR, HEPCAT, LES SAVY FAV, THE BRONX, FOUR YEAR STRONG, CITIZEN, FUCKED UP, JOYWAVE, NIGHT MOVES, MAN ON MAN, THE BOLLWEEVILS, ACTION/ADVENTURE, GANSER, JUST FRIENDS, THE ORPHAN THE POET, BEARINGS, SPIDER, DEVON KAY & THE SOLUTIONS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
SLIPKNOT, MACHINE GUN KELLY, THE FLAMING LIPS, DEVO, MR. BUNGLE, NEW FOUND GLORY, SIMPLE PLAN, THE GHOST INSIDE, BODY COUNT, THURSDAY, K.FLAY, KNUCKLE PUCK, HEALTH, THE BLED, MOTHER MOTHER, 3OH!3, ALEX G, FEVER 333, KENNYHOOPLA, BLEACHED, THE GORIES, FACS, RATBOYS, BLACKSTARKIDS, THE CLOCKWORKS, PET SYMMETRY, MELKBELLY, GYMSHORTS, THE WEAK DAYS, AIRSTREAM FUTURES

Tickets for Riot Fest 2021 are available here.

More information on this year’s Riot Fest is available along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: https://www,riotfest.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1

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Anti-Flag To Premiere Career Retrospective Documentary Next Month

Courtesy: Turnstyle Films

Veteran punk rock band Anti-Flag will release its new documentary next month.

The band is scheduled to debut documentary Beyond BarricadesThe Story of Anti-Flag Oct. 3 through Veeps.  The 90-minute documentary will be presented by Alternative Press magazine.

Tickets for the live streaming documentary presentation are available here.  the doc’s trailer is streaming here.

Front man Justin Sane discussed the documentary in a recent interview.

“It’s hard to sum up the life of a band in an hour and a half,” he said.  “We started Anti-Flag out of a passion for punk rock with the belief that punk music had the power to change people’s lives and have a positive impact on the world. With this documentary, we hope people will see that while life may not be as straight forward as that idealistic philosophy, it isn’t so far from the truth either. Regardless of what others take from this film, for us the experience of looking back on the history of Anti-Flag – sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes unbelievable – leaves us grateful to have had the opportunity to live a very rare and at times extraordinary life as part of this punk rock band.”

Directed by Jon Nix, the band’s new retrospective follows the now 25-year story of Anti-Flag.  Helping tell the group’s story are fellow famed musicians, such as Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), Billy Bragg, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Brian Baker (Bad Religion), Chris Creswell (The Flatliners, Hot Water Music), Tom May, and Greg Barnett (The Menzingers).

Beyond BarricadesThe Story of Anti-Flag was produced by Turnstyle Films and Executive Producer Matthew Chojnacki (ScreamQueen! My Nightmare on Elm Street30 Years of GarbageThe Garbage Pail Kids Story).

More information on Anti-Flag’s upcoming documentary premiere is available along with all of Anti-Flag’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.anti-flag.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ant.flag.official

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag To Launch “Digital Tour” Tonight

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Anti-Flag is not letting the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact to keep it from performing for its fans.

The band will launch a new “digital tour” tonight.  Dubbed the “Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party!” digital tour is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. EDT tonight.  The “tour” is in fact a series of archived performances that the band has recorded over the course of its life, beginning with its performance at the 2013 Hellfest festival.

The week-long series of performances will stream at yeeps.com with the band members chatting with fans live throughout each show.  The shows are not free, though.  Tickets are available here.

Audiences who purchase the All Access package will receive a bonus stream on July 1, which was originally recorded the band’s 2018 performance at Red Rocks.  Featured with that bonus stream are an exclusive t-shirt and laminate.

The full schedule for the band’s streams is noted below.

6/26 — Hellfest 2013
6/27 — Pukkelpop 2008
6/28— Woodstock Poland 2012
6/29 — Vainstream 2016
6/30 — Resurrection Fest 2018
7/1 — Red Rocks 2018 (BONUS — All Access Package Only)

More information on Anti-Flag’s upcoming “digital tour” is available along with all of Anti-Flag’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ant.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Announces Dates For First Leg Of “20/20 Vision Tour”

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Anti-flag announced a new live schedule Monday.

The band will launch its new tour March 11 in Ottawa, ON.  The tour, which is in support of the band’s new album 2020 Vision, is scheduled to run through May 30 in Seattle, WA.  It features performances in cities, such as Charlotte, NC; Grand Rapids, MI and Atlanta, GA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 

 

ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR:
3/11 Ottawa, ON @The 27 Club *
3/12 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral *
3/13 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
3/14 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater (Anti-Flag Only)
3/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
3/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *
3/18 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry *
3/20 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hote*
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade @ Purgatory *
3/24 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
3/26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
3/27 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room *
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre – ANTIfest * +
5/2 Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Fest 2020
5/3 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar ^
5/5 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground ^ SOLD OUT
5/6 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme ^
5/8 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall ^
5/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre ^
5/12 Dallas, TX @ Dada ^
5/13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
5/14 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace ^
5/15 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge^
5/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex^
5/17 San Diego, CA @ Casbah^
5/19 Santa Ana, CA @  Constellation Room^
5/20 Oakland, CA @ New Parish ^
5/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst ^
5/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
5/27 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver ^ SOLD OUT
5/28 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
5/29 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall ^ SOLD OUT
5/30 Seattle, WA @The Crocodile ^
* W/ Grade 2 and Doll Skin
^ W/ Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Grumpster
+ Suicide Machines, Punchline, Swiss Army, and special guests To The Front traveling art show

 

 

The new tour schedule is just one of the announcements that the band made Monday.  The band also announced it is partnering with the nonprofit agencies Amnesty International USA, Punk Rock Saves Lives, and HeadCount for its upcoming live run.  The band talked about the partnerships in a collective statement.

“With every tour we do, we’re searching for creative ways to interject empathy into the show,” the band said.  “These organizations are fantastic opportunities to share simple ideas, create tangible victories and spread empathy.  The social, economic, racial and economic justice we all seek is within our reach.  The future we wish to see contains the work we all put in now.  We hope these shows serve as rallying points for people to recognize in 2020 you’re not alone, in a world where the status quo is violent, bigoted and predicated upon fear…to be kind is a radical notion and punk as f***.”

Punk Rock Saves Lives will focus on the issue of lowering prices for insulin.  The agency will also hold canned food drives at every show, according to the band.  HeadCount will work to get people registered to vote ahead of November’s general election.  Amnesty International USA will continue its work promoting human rights.

More information on Anti-Flag is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Debuts Video For ‘For What It’s Worth’ Cover

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Punk band Anti-Flag has debuted the video for its cover of Buffalo Springfield’s fame protest song ‘For What It’s Worth.’

The video, which originally debuted online at Democracy Now!, presents the band’s slightly amped up take on the classic tune alongside live footage of the band from its 2018 European tour, the March For Our Lives and images of firearms with statistics about gun violence in America.  It is a partnership with Everytown, “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.”

Anti-Flag’s cover of ‘For What It’s Worth’ is included in the band’s forthcoming album American Reckoning, which is currently scheduled to be released Sept. 28 via Spinefarm Records.

The record, which was mixed and mastered by Justin Francis, features acoustic re-workings of songs from the band’s previous two albums American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017) along with a handful of covers including this song.  Pre-orders are open now.  The record’s full track listing is noted below.

 American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)

The band explained in a written statement that while this is the first time that the band has covered ‘For What It’s Worth’ in whole, it’s not the first time that it has used elements of the song in its music.

“Inspiration and the energy to keep fighting for social and economic justice comes in all forms,” the band said.  “Many would not expect a punk rock band to take an inspiration from an artist like Buffalo Springfield, but they’d be wrong.  We have been influenced by the power of this song for years.  We have used portions of the groove and drum beat on Anti-Flag records, and now have created this version of the song.”

Additionally, the band praised Democracy Now! for its part in premiering the its new video.

“To premiere this video via Democracy Now! is an absolute honor and privilege,” the band said.  “When people ask us how they can become informed, be better citizens of the world, find news predicated upon empathy and the truth, we tell them to listen to Democracy Now!  To be featured on this life-changing and undeniable for for truth and positive change in the world is incredibly special to our band.”

Anti-flag is touring now with Rise Against and AFI.  The band will launch a UK/European tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats and Worriers.  The tour will include two ANTIfest indoor shows,  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records/Brixton Agency

Tour Dates:
9/15 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amp^
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex^
9/17 – Boise, ID – Revolution^
9/19 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse^
9/20 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle^
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center^
9/23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum^
9/24 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^
9/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
9/27 – Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall
9/28 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
9/30 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^
10/11 – Vienna, AT – Flex*
10/12 – Wels, AT – Alter Schlachthof*
10/13 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse*
10/14 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory*
10/16 – Hannover, DE – Pavillon*
10/18 – Berlin, DE – SO36*
10/19 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik*
10/20 – Köln, DE – Live Music Hall*
10/21 – Stuttgart, DE – Longhorn*
10/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk*
10/25 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage*
10/26 – Haarlem, NL Patronaat – ANTIfest*
10/27 – Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom – Groezrock Indoor*
10/28 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof – ANTIfest*
10/30 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
10/31 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
11/1 – London, UK – Heaven#
11/2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
11/3 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
11/5 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#

^ = w/ Rise Against, AFI
* = w/ Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Worriers
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

Courtesy: Spinefarm RecordsBrixton Agency

26 OCT 2018
city: Haarlem, Netherlands
venue: Patronaat
line-up: Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky, Drones

28 OCT 2018
City: Wiesbaden, Germany
venue: Schlachthof
line-up: Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers, Tusky

More information on Anti-flag’s upcoming live dates, its upcoming album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Debuts Video For ‘American Attraction’ Rework

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Veteran punk band Anti-Flag is set to release a new acoustic compilation record this fall, and in anticipation of its release, the band has debuted the video for the album’s lead single.

The band debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘American Attraction’ today via BrooklynVegan.  The reworked take is just one of 10 re-worked songs included in the band’s upcoming acoustic compilation American Reckoning, which is due out September 28 via Spinefarm Records.

The songs featured in American Reckoning are taken from the band’s 2017 album American Fall and its predecessor/companion record American Spring (2015), and also include a handful of cover tunes.  Its full track listing is noted below.

American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)

The band said in a collective statement that American Reckoning is the final movement in a trilogy started with American Spring.

“This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning,” the band said.  “This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a second’s time.  We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in.  They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records, but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process.”

The band went on to say in its statement that American Reckoning was key because it is a record that serves to bring back statements that fight the issues raised by the nation’s current administration.

“We cannot be knee-jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie,” the band said.  “We created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics.  American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them.”

 

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records/Brixton Agency

Some of the acoustic takes included in American Reckoning may be performed during Anti-Flag’s upcoming live North American and European dates. The band is currently scheduled to wrap the North American leg of its current tour with a run from August 26 to September 30.

After some down time, the band will head overseas for the European leg of its tour, which is scheduled to start October 11 in Vienna, Austria and run through November 6 in Dublin, Ireland.  the full schedule for the band’s upcoming dates is noted below.

Tour Dates:
8/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Festival
9/2 – Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory^
9/9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works^
9/11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s^
9/12 – Houston, TX – Revention Center^
9/13 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory^
9/15 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amp^
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex^
9/17 – Boise, ID – Revolution^
9/19 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse^
9/20 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle^
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center^
9/23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum^
9/24 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^
9/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
9/28/18 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
9/30 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^
10/11 – Vienna, AT – Flex*
10/12 – Wels, AT – Alter Schlachthof*
10/13 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse*
10/14 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory*
10/16 – Hannover, DE – Pavillon*
10/18 – Berlin, DE – SO36*
10/19 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik*
10/20 – Köln, DE – Live Music Hall*
10/21 – Stuttgart, DE – Longhorn*
10/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk*
10/25 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage*
10/26 – Haarlem, NL Patronaat – ANTIfest*
10/27 – Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom – Groezrock Indoor*
10/28 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof – ANTIfest*
10/30 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
10/31 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
11/1 – London, UK – Heaven#
11/2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
11/3 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
11/5 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#^ = w/ Rise Against, AFI
* = w/ Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Worriers
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 

 

Courtesy: Spinefarm RecordsBrixton Agency

The band’s European run includes two festival shows, the first on October 26 in Haarlem, Netherlands and the second on October 28 at Wiesbaden, Germany.  The full details on those shows is noted below.

26 OCT 2018
city: Haarlem, Netherlands
venue: Patronaat
line-up: Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky, Drones

28 OCT 2018
City: Wiesbaden, Germany
venue: Schlachthof
line-up: Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers, Tusky

More information on Anti-Flag’s new album live dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Announces New European, UK Dates; Debuts New Video

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records/Brixton Agency

Anti-Flag is headed overseas for a new string of live dates.

The band announced Friday that it will head overseas for a nearly month-long European/UK tour in support of its latest album American Fall, which was released November 23, 2017 via Spinefarm Records.  The tour, which is set to launch October 11 in Vienna, Austria, is scheduled to run through November 6 in Dublin, Ireland and to include performances in Berlin, Germany; London, UK; Prague, Czech Republic and other locations.

The band’s upcoming European and UK dates come after the band wraps its current North American run, which will see the band perform July 27 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada next. From there, the band will perform at Toronto, Ontario; Portland, Maine; Worcester, Massachusetts and other cities, including Raleigh, North Carolina.  The full schedule for the band’s U.S. and European/UK tour is noted below.

Tour Dates:
7/27 – Montreal, QC – ‘77 Festival
7/28 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach^
7/29 – Portland, ME – State Theater^
7/31 – Worcester, MA – Palladium^
8/1 – New York, NY – Coney Island Amp^
8/3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^
8/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing^
8/5 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage^
8/7 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amp^
8/9 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre^
8/11 – Victoriaville, QC – Rock La Cauze Festival
8/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Festival
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory^
9/9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works^
9/11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s^
9/12 – Houston, TX – Revention Center^
9/13 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory^
9/15 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amp^
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex^
9/17 – Boise, ID – Revolution^
9/19 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse^
9/20 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle^
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center^
9/23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum^
9/24 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^
9/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
9/28/18 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
9/30 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^
10/11 – Vienna, AT – Flex*
10/12 – Wels, AT – Alter Schlachthof*
10/13 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse*
10/14 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory*
10/16 – Hannover, DE – Pavillon*
10/18 – Berlin, DE – SO36*
10/19 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik*
10/20 – Köln, DE – Live Music Hall*
10/21 – Stuttgart, DE – Longhorn*
10/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk*
10/25 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage*
10/26 – Haarlem, NL Patronaat – ANTIfest*
10/27 – Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom – Groezrock Indoor*
10/28 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof – ANTIfest*
10/30 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
10/31 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
11/1 – London, UK – Heaven#
11/2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
11/3 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
11/5 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#^ = w/ Rise Against, AFI
* = w/ Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Worriers
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 

 

Courtesy: Spinefarm RecordsBrixton Agency

As part of its upcoming overseas schedule the band’s annual Antifest will make its return again this year.  The band will close out the month of October with a pair of Antifest shows — the first on Oct. 26 in Haarlem, Netherlands and the second on Oct. 28 in Wiesbaden, Germany.  Included in the lineup for the band’s Antifest shows are: Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Drones, Tusky, Black Peaks and more.  The full schedule for the Antifest shows is noted below.

26 OCT 2018
city: Haarlem, Netherlands
venue: Patronaat
line-up: Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky, Drones

28 OCT 2018
City: Wiesbaden, Germany
venue: Schlachthof
line-up: Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers, Tusky

If all of that isn’t enough for fans, the band also debuted the video for its new single, ‘Trouble Follows Me‘ on Friday.  The video, which is just as political as anything that the band has ever crafted previously, crosses footage of the band performing in a club with the band making its way around Bratisalva, Slovakia during its recent European summer tour, taking in the sights.  The whole thing ends with a clear, blatant statement about the band’s thoughts on the recent immigration debate in a simple fashion.

More information on Anti-Flag’s new video, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Unveils New Single; Announces More Live Dates

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Anti-Flag has released yet another single from its latest album, American Fall.

The band released the explicitly-titled song ‘Mr. Mother******.’  The song is streaming online now via Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all digital platforms.  It is available for purchase online via iTunes and Amazon.

Guitarist Chris #2 said of the song, which was originally a b-side for the band’s American Attraction picture disc, that it is meant to pay homage to certain social activist organizations.

“Honestly, we just wanted to throw our hat into the ring in the storied history of Stagger Lee,” Chris #2 said.  “Our version has nods to those in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement of today, the black panther movement and the overall fight for social and economic justice.”

He added the song, creatively, was a reflection of the band trying something new in terms of its songwriting approach.

“This is a one-take demo of the song that we thought captured something very cool,” Chris #2 said.  “We were trying to push ourselves to experiment with tempos and structures when writing for American Fall, and those experiments are pretty clear on ‘Mr. Mother******.’

Anti-Flag will embark on a new tour this spring and summer in support of American Fall.  The two-month-long-plus tour is currently scheduled to run launch May 13 in Somerset, WI and run through July 15 in Tabor, Czech Republic.  The tour includes three festival performances in May at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio; Northern Invasion in Somerset, Wisconsin and Pouzza Fest in Montreal, Canada.

The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
May 13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18-20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 18-20 Montreal, QC – Pouzza 8
June 7 Interlaken, CH – GreenField Festival
June 8 Bologna, IT – Zona Roveri
June 9 Arluno, IT – Malt Festival
June 10 Cordenons, IT – Rock Town
June 13 Bratislava, SK – Incheba Expo Arena
June 14-17 Nickelsdorf, AT – Novarock Festival
June 22 Dessel, BE – Graspop Festival
June 29 Ysselsteyn, NL – Jera On Air
June 30 Würzburg, DE – Mission Ready Festival
July 6-7 Straubenhardt, DE – Happiness Festival
July 6-8 Hünxe, DE – Ruhrpott Rodeo
July 11-14 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Festival
July 12-14 Glaubitz, DE – Glaubitz Open Air Back to Future
July 13-15 Tábor, CZ – Mighty Sounds

More information on the band’s upcoming live dates is available along with its new single, news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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Anti-Flag Unveils New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

Veteran punk band Anti-Flag unveiled this week, the video for its latest single, ‘Finish What We Started.’

The band premiered the video online via website Brooklyn Vegan.  The video presents the band performing the song in a setting that is meant to look like a practice space, crossing that with statistics about gun violence, sexual violence against women, hate crimes and immigration issues.

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

‘Finish What We Started’ is taken from the band’s most recent album, 2017’s American Fall.  The album was released Nov. 3 via Spinefarm Records.

Audiences will get to hear ‘Finish What We Started’ and lots of other songs from the band’s new album (as well as other AF hits) on its current headlining tour.  The tour launched Tuesday, Jan. 16 and runs through Feb. 11.  It includes performances in Portland, OR; Houston, TX; Washington, D.C. and a number of other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
01/18 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
01/19 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
01/20 – Denver, CO – Summit
01/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
01/23 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
01/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
01/26 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
01/27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
01/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
01/30 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
01/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/02 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
02/03 – Houston, TX – Walters
02/04 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
02/06 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/07 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
02/08 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
02/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
02/10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
02/11 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

More information on Anti-Flag’s new video, its tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://anti-flag.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

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