Anti-Flag Are Coming Down Under To Play ‘For Blood And Empire’ In Full
Punks, start your fucking engines: seminal skate-core shred unit Anti-Flag are making their way to Australia, and they’re bringing 2006’s scathing For Blood And Empire with them.
Celebrating the record’s tenth anniversary (shit, we’re old), the band will perform the entire LP, cover to cover, with an encore set reserved exclusively for audience requests. With nine fuckoff massive full-lengths full of bangers to choose from, it’s safe to say these will be some pretty huge sets.
“Pittsburgh to Australia isn’t an easy commute,” the band said in a statement. “When we get there, we want it to be special. This tour is no different, celebrating ten years of For Blood And Empire. We will be performing the record, and then an encore of all audience requests. It’s going to be a unique show to say the least. As always, the emphasis will be on community, solidarity, and empathy. We look forward to sharing this tremendously important record from our band’s life with a part of the world that we have found solace and family in for years.”
The band also made an effort to note that, although the tunes are fierce and the mosh pits will be fiercer, you probably shouldn’t tag along if you’re going to be a dick – the statement outright condemns all acts of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia and bigotry of any kind (which should be a no-brainer either way, honestly). “Anti-Flag shows are a celebration of a collective that care about more than just their selves,” the presser reads; “A safe space where all can be free to be who they are.”
Joined by legendary ALL vocalist Scott Reynolds, the tour will roll through Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth this December. The venues locked in are pretty small for Anti-Flag’s legacy, and tickets are less than $60, so… Yeah. Don’t sleep on this shit!
Sidenote: Anti-Flag’s statement has been edited for grammatical flow. No words have been altered.
Tickets on sale this Wednesday (Sept. 28th) at 9am via the links below!
Anti-Flag / Scott Reynolds
Monday December 5th – The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)
Tuesday December 6th – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Thursday December 8th – Factory Theatre, Sydney (18+)
Friday December 9th – Uni Bar, Adelaide (AA)
Saturday December 10th – Max Watts, Melbourne (18+)
Sunday December 11th – Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+)