Anti-Flag Announce European And UK Tour. Tuesday 17th July 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have just announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers. Tickets are on sale now. "Anti-Flag have always seen punk rock as a vehicle for change; community leads to recognizing commonality, which leads to a recognition of our collective power, which leads to us knowing we have the power to create the future we want to see.
This tour, this line-up, eclectic in sonics but all bands believe in sharing empathy over apathy, optimism over cynicism. The goal is to bring people from all walks of life through the door. Introducing them to new people, new friendships, new ideas.
Silverstein: a band we have done countless Warped Tours with... have been comrades in arms for years (hell, Chris #2 and Paul Marc play ice hockey together). They’re a powerful band, we’ve shared stages all over the world, but this will be our first club tour together.
Cancer Bats: some of our oldest friends... we’ve toured together in Canada, the US, played shows in the UK, but finally get to trek across Europe together. Their newest album is a perfect representation of their ability to connect with people in the hardcore, metal and punk rock world. They are a band made up from kids forged in those scenes.
Worriers: some of our newest friends! This band being a part of the tour is an incredible honour. The members of Worriers are some of the most committed people in punk rock, their work and time should be applauded. Survival Pop is one of our favourite records in the last few years and we cannot wait to hear these songs every night.
As with any Anti-Flag tour, records, bands, and t-shirts are not the predications of our work. Amnesty International, Sea Shepherd, Kein Bock Auf Nazis, (and hopefully many other local organizations) will be involved. Disseminating ideas on how to fight fascism, fight for human rights and fight for the life of our planet at every show. At a time when we see the right and fascism as a whole on the rise, racism being emboldened, and hatred commonplace in public discourse... these shows will hopefully provide solace, a place for us all to come together and recognize our power, recharge our strength and continue to fight bigotry with every breath we take.
'These are the days that test your heart and soul. Strap yourself in for the American Fall.'" – Anti-Flag
In conjunction with their tour announcement, Anti-Flag have released a music video for "Trouble Follows Me." The video was directed Alexey Makhov and filmed in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, during the band's current European summer tour. The song comes from their 2017 album American Fall, available now via Spinefarm Records.
Watch Anti-Flag's video for "Trouble Follows Me" HERE.
Anti-Flag have been staples in the punk rock scene since they formed in 1993. The band is well known for its left-wing political views, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political sentiments. Their most recent album American Fall was released in 2017. UK Tour Dates w/ Silverstein and Cancer Bats:
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
Forestlive - Every summer The Forestry Commission put on good variety of concerts at various Arboretums across the country, click the below image to see what has been confirmed so far for 2018.
Bristol, Skyline Series - a brand new series of outdoor concerts coming to Bristol, click the image below for more details.
Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards
The Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.
Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”
The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.
The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala
The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums
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