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

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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

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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

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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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Anti-Flag Releases New Live Recording

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Anti-Flag released its latest live recording this week.

The veteran Pittsburgh, PA-based punk outfit released its new live recording Volume 1 on Friday.  The 13-song collection was recorded over the course of a 3-night stint at Los Angeles’ famed Troubador in 2016.  It includes a variety of songs from the band’s catalogue including but not limited to ‘Death of a Nation,’ ‘You’d Do The Same,’ ‘Tearing Everyone Down’ and ‘Born To Die.’  The recording’s full track listing is noted below.

 

ANTI-FLAG LIVE: VOLUME 1 TRACK LISTING

 

  1. The Press Corpse
  1. You’d Do The Same
  2. Fabled World
  3. Born To Die
  4. You Are Fired
  5. Fuck The Flag
  6. Broken Bones
  7. Death Of A Nation
  8. Their System Doesn’t Work For You
  9. Drink Drank Punk
  10. Tearing Everyone Down
  11. Brandenburg Gate
  12. Die For The Government

 

Fans can purchase the album now on vinyl and digital platforms.  The vinyl is available in limited numbers.  Audiences can get a taste of the band’s performance online now with the band’s performance of ‘Death of a Nation’ here.

Along with the release of its new live compilation, Anti-Flag has also released a series of videos titled “I Am Anti.”  The band’s members discuss their views on war, classism, violence and Islamophobia in the videos.  Each member of the band shares the story through a personal experience related to the given issue in each video.  Audiences can view each video below.

 

“I AM ANTI” VIDEOS

 

I AM ANTI-WAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97g8kW-Utek&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-CLASSISM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Yr9YMXVTc&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-VIOLENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4fAr2Ni0vY&feature=youtu.be

 

I AM ANTI-ISLAMOPHOBIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y580MXsXpmk&feature=youtu.be

 

Anti-Flag is currently on tour alongside Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!, Direct Hit! And Pkew Pkew Pkew.  The bands will be in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday at The Ritz Raleigh.  The bands’ current tour schedule also includes performances along the Gulf Coast, the Southwest, Northwest and even Canada.  The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.

 

ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR:
With Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!, Direct Hit!, and Pkew Pkew Pkew
1/20/17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1/21/17 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
1/22/17 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
1/23/17 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
1/25/17 Orlando, FL The Beacham Theater
1/26/17  Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
1/27/17 Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade
1/28/17  New Orleans, LA Joy Theater
1/29/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
1/31/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
2/1/17  Austin, TX Emo’s
2/2/17  San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
2/3/17 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2/4/17 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
2/6/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
2/7/17 Boise, ID  Knitting Factory
2/8/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
2/9/17 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
2/10/17 Spokane, WA  Knitting Factory
2/11/17 Seattle, WA  The Showbox
2/13/17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
2/14/17 Reno, NV Cargo
2/15/17 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
2/16/17 Los Angeles, CA  Belasco Theater
2/17/17 San Diego, CA  House Of Blues
http://www.anti-flag.com/tour-dates/

 

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

 

 

 

Website: http://www.americanspring.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/anti_flag

 

 

 

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Hell or Highwater Announces New Record Deal; New Album On The Way

Courtesy:  Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

Courtesy: Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

There’s good news for Hell or Highwater and its fans.

Three years after the release of its debut album Begin Again (Pavement Entertainment) the band has signed with Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records. The new deal means that the band’s sophomore album Vista will be released this year via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm. Audiences can check out a video announcing the band’s new deal online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn-wPiJqWT8&index=1&list=PLfF_OpPMyx7Zsk3BAlznsfbgXSsO38oyw.

 

Courtesy:  Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

Courtesy: Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

 

The band’s addition to the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy family comes as little surprise as front man Brandon Saller’s other band Atreyu is also a member of the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy roster. It is just one of the veteran acts that is part of the Spinefarm roster, too. Fellow veterans Nonpoint, Venom, and Anti-Flag are all part of the Spinefarm family as are up-and-coming acts such as Royal Thunder, Santa Cruz, and Ember Falls among others.

Saller recently discussed the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy roster in discussing signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. “We’re so incredibly excited to be a part of the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy family,” he said. He went on to note the band’s anticipation for the release in the discussion saying, “We’ve been crafting this album for two years and can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Hell or Highwater’s new deal and album have been a long time coming. Ever since the release of its debut album more than three years ago the band has seen lineup changes, van wrecks, and a number of other challenges. And while audiences wait for the band’s long-awaited new album they can check out the video for the band’s new song I’ll Be Waiting’ via the band’s official website at http://www.hellorhighwaterofficial.com/.

 

Courtesy:  Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

Courtesy: Spinefarm/Search & Destroy Records

 

More information on Hell or Highwater’s signing is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.hellorhighwaterofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HellorHighwaterofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hell0rhighwater

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It’s Not Dead Festival Comes To Life This Fall

Courtesy: Earshot Media

Courtesy: Earshot Media

Punk rock is alive and well!

That is the message being sent by “It’s Not Dead Festival” co-founders Kevin Lyman, Jon Reese and Live Nation’s Rich Best. Thanks to the trio’s combined efforts, the aptly-titled festival will become reality, proving the spirit of punk and the music itself is alive and well. The “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be held Saturday, October 10th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, CA. The festival will feature performances from a total of thirty-five bands across three stages representing the past, present, and future of punk and ska. Those bands include: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, The Vandals, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and many more. The festival’s complete lineup is listed below.

The Lineup: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX,The Vandals,7 Seconds, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake

Second Stage: The Adolescents, Agent Orange, CJ Ramone, Devils Brigade, Duane Peters Gunfight, Manic Hispanic, Pulley, Riverboat Gamblers, Sham 69, Swingin’ Utters, The Dickies, TSOL

Third Stage: DI, Left Alone, Otherized, Rhythmic Asylum, The Briggs, The Interrupters, The Untouchables, Total Chaos

Tickets for the “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be available beginning this afternoon at 1pm ET on the festival’s official website at http://www.itsnotdeadfestival.com/. Early bird tickets start at $25 and go up in price from there. Regular on-sale price for tickets is $42.50. Service fees and parking are not included in ticket prices. Kids 10 and under get in free. On-site overnight parking will be available for those that get there early in anticipation of the big day.

While the bands tapped to play this year’s festival are the main attraction, they are just part of what audiences can look forward to this year. There will also be an old-school skate/BMX jam presented by Vans featuring appearances from skateboarding legends such as: Mike Frazier, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Omar Hassan, and Neal Hendrix along with pros Lizzie Armanto, Alex Perelson, and Josh Bordon. BMX rider Dennis McCoy will also be on hand for the event.

For those looking for something calmer, there will also be an art exhibition titled “Art’s Not Dead” and a book-signing area. The art exhibition will feature works from artists and photographers such as Mark deSalvo, Dave Naz, Natalia Fabia, Lisa Johnson, B.J. Papas, Greg Attonito, Chris Shary, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Jeff Alulis, Jason Cardwell and many others.  Their works will both be on exhibition and for sale. The book-signing area will feature books from well-known authors such as Jeff Alulis, Danny Bland, Cecil Castellucci, Jack Grisham, Shawna Kenney, Jim Lindberg, David Nazworthy, Christian Picciolini, John Roecker with Dylan Melody, Daniel Weizmann and Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito.

The “It’s Not Dead Festival” is sponsored by Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, FYE, Coldcock Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Epitaph Records, and Pure Noise Records. More information on the “It’s Not Dead Festival” is available online now including ticketing information at:

Website: http://www.itsnotdeadfestival.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsnotdeadfest

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