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AFI debuts 'Burials'
"Burials" helped AFI rise above the fray in 2013, the band's ninth studio album bowing October 22 via Republic Records and spawning a headlining tour that took the group in a zig-zag pattern across North America.
Of the album, vocalist Davey Havok said in a statement, "This record is of silence, of burials, and the burials that result from that silence. It's of betryal, cruelty, weakness, anxiety, panic – deep and slow – despair, injury and loss. And in this it is shamefully honest and resolutely unforgiving."
If it sounds a little gloomy, keep in mind these guys are dark rockers and rolled into their album announcement behind the release of the first single "I Hope You Suffer." The video for the song contained shots of the band performing the song in black and white, fitting the mood, and it held until the follow-up track "17 Crimes" rolled out on August 6. An EDM remix of that song was also included on the soundtrack to the film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
The band's latest single, "A Deep Slow Panic" was made available for streaming on the website for Spin, along with a new interview from the band on October 10, 2013. By that point, AFI was a month into its tour, which started off at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., and trekked through Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado before targeting the East Coast. The guys finally wrapped on November 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia after playing the famed Commodore Ballroom.
Alt-rock band finds no Sorrow in major-label debut (Updated January 2, 2013)
The members of AFI, which stands for "A Fire Inside," probably didn't anticipate the slow burn of their music career. Formed in 1991 as an alternative rock band, they didn't reach a threshold for success until the album "Sing the Sorrow" went platinum in 2003.
The band came together with its four founding members – vocalist Davey Havok, guitarist Markus Stopholese, bassist Vic Chalker and drummer Adam Carson – still in high school. After splitting up to attend different colleges, audience response at one reunion show prompted the guys to quit school to play music full time. They issued several singles before landing a record deal, and the band cranked out three albums in its first three years despite a number of personnel changes.
It was "The Art of Drowing," AFI's fifth LP, which set the stage for their coming success. It was their first album to chart in the Billboard 200, and their music attracted an ever-growing audience on the success of the single "Days of the Phoenix." Then came "Sing the Sorrow," their major-label debut for DreamWorks and the catalyst for the band's ascent into the mainstream. The follow-up, "Decemberunderground," debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and launched a summer-long tour and a string of overseas performances.
Though AFI hasn't put out new music since 2009's "Crash Love," they toured the UK with Sick of It All and The Dear and Departed the same year. The band also supported Green Day on their summer 2010 tour. Rumors about the band splitting up in 2011 also proved to a hoax.
|Album name||Release date|
|I Heard a Voice: Live From Long Beach Arena||2007|
|Love Like Winter||2006|
|Miss Murder Remixed||2006|
|This Is AFI||2006|
|Live at the Hard Rock Cafe||2005|
|The Weight of Words||2005|
|Girl's Not Grey||2003|
|Sing the Sorrow||2003|
|Silver and Cold||2003|
|The Leaving Song, Part II||2003|
|The Days of the Phoenix E.P.||2001|
|The Art of Drowning||2000|
|All Hallow's E.P.||1999|
|Black Sails EP||1999|
|Black Sails in the Sunset||1999|
|A Fire Inside EP||1998|
|Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes||1997|
|Answer That and Stay Fashionable||1997|
|Very Proud of Ya||1996|
|Fly in the Ointment||1995|
|Bombing the Bay||1995|
|AFI / Heckle||1994|
|Eddie Picnic's All Wet||1994|
|Dork / Stick Around||1993|
|Behind the Times E.P.||1993|
Top 10 AFI Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Girl's Not Grey||58,517||21,778|
|3||Love Like Winter||65,857||20,550|
|4||Silver And Cold||47,733||18,044|
|7||Dancing Through Sunday||29,384||11,505|
|10||The Leaving Song||27,547||10,566|
AFI Gets Maximalist With New Tour Dates & Album
AFI Tickets & Tour Dates Concerts Videos AFI Tour Californian rock band AFI (aka A Fire Inside) is back and ready to rock even harder. The band has just given fans a sneak peek of their ninth studio release, Burials (out October 22), with the single 'I Hope You Suffer", and they've released a list…Read more
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date city state venue 01/29/2015 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre
AFI Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/01/2014 Mexico City ?? El Plaza Condesa 10/14/2014 Pittsburgh PA Club Zoo 10/11/2014 Baton Rouge LA Varsity Theatre 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/09/2014 Birmingham AL Iron City 10/08/2014 Louisville KY Mercury Ballroom 10/06/2014 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/19/2014 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 09/18/2014 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 09/16/2014 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/15/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/13/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/11/2014 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 09/10/2014 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 09/08/2014 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 09/06/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/05/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/30/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/29/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/27/2014 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/26/2014 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/24/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/23/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/21/2014 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/19/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/18/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/16/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/15/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/13/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/12/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/09/2014 Tampa FL George M. Steinbrenner Field 08/08/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 05/10/2014 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/27/2014 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 03/08/2014 Honolulu HI The Republik 02/01/2014 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 01/31/2014 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 01/29/2014 Poughkeepsie NY The Chance 01/28/2014 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage 01/25/2014 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 01/24/2014 Charleston SC Music Farm 01/22/2014 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 01/21/2014 Orlando FL The Beacham 01/18/2014 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 01/17/2014 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 01/15/2014 San Antonio TX White Rabbit 01/14/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 01/13/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 01/11/2014 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 01/10/2014 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
AFI Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 11/03/2013 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 11/02/2013 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 11/01/2013 Seattle WA The Showbox 10/31/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 10/29/2013 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 10/28/2013 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 10/25/2013 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 10/23/2013 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 10/22/2013 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 10/20/2013 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 10/18/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 10/17/2013 Houston TX Warehouse Live 10/15/2013 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 10/14/2013 Pittsburgh PA Club Zoo 10/12/2013 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 10/11/2013 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 10/10/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 10/08/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/07/2013 Boston MA Royale Boston 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/19/2013 Lawrence KS Granada 09/18/2013 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 09/16/2013 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 09/15/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/13/2013 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/12/2013 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 09/10/2013 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour
AFI Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 09/04/2010 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/02/2010 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/31/2010 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 08/30/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 08/28/2010 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/26/2010 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/23/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/20/2010 Quebec QC L'Agora 08/18/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/16/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/14/2010 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/12/2010 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 08/11/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/09/2010 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/05/2010 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/03/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/06/2010 Omaha NE Sokol Auditorium 06/05/2010 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/03/2010 Grand Rapids MI Orbit Room 06/02/2010 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 05/31/2010 Memphis TN New Daisy Theatre 05/30/2010 Knoxville TN The Valarium 03/19/2010 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 03/16/2010 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 03/15/2010 Jacksonville FL Plush 03/13/2010 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 03/12/2010 Nashville TN Rocketown 01/31/2010 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 01/30/2010 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 01/28/2010 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 01/27/2010 Fresno CA Rainbow Ballroom 01/25/2010 Portland OR Roseland Theater 01/24/2010 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 01/22/2010 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 01/22/2010 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 01/21/2010 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 01/18/2010 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 01/16/2010 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 01/15/2010 Petaluma CA Phoenix Theatre - Petaluma
AFI Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 12/11/2009 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/21/2009 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/19/2009 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 11/18/2009 Pompano Beach FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 11/16/2009 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 11/15/2009 North Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach 11/13/2009 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 11/12/2009 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 11/10/2009 Toronto ON Sound Academy 11/09/2009 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 11/07/2009 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 11/06/2009 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater 10/25/2009 Boston MA House of Blues Boston