AFI Announce 2022 Tour With Cold Cave

AFI have announced a 2022 headlining tour. Cold Cave will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/11 San Diego, CA – SOMA
02/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater At Virgin Hotel
02/14 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
02/15 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
02/18 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
02/19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
02/20 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/22 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
02/23 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
02/25 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03/01 Boston, MA – Royale
03/03 New York, NY – Terminal 5
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/11 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
03/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/13 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
03/15 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
03/17 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
03/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
03/19 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
03/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
03/22 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/24 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
03/25 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

AFI’s Davey Havok Announces NFT Photo Collaboration With Nedda Afsari

AFI’s Davey Havok has teamed up with photographer Nedda Afsari for a new NFT called “A Strange Year: Day 293.” Fans can bid on that via Ephimera.com. You can also read more about the collaboration HERE.

Afsari commented:

“When quarantine hit, we had to come up with different ways to express ourselves in isolation. Dave approached me with the idea of documenting him in his personal space, untethered. Meaning, Dave in his unkempt environment.”

Havok added:

“After having first shot with Nedda, I longed to get back in front of her lens. Before I could, the pandemic hit, and without safe beautification options, I fell into disarray. My hair went uncut for months. My mustache grew serpentine and obscene. Needless to say, I needed documentation. Thankfully, Nedda was ready for the sordid task. Amidst the quiescence of my home, she captured me at, what traditionally would be construed as, my most masculine. What I call my ”70s porn coke dealer moment’ felt too sensational for the archives. The photos were just too alluring. Thus, another excuse to work with Nedda was born. I asked if she’d consider doing a third shoot to document the post-porn look, suggesting we combine three starkly different shoots, capturing varied versions of myself, into a single show: A Strange Year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

AFI Premiere New Songs “Dulcería” And “Far Too Near”

AFI have premiered two new songs, “Dulcería” and “Far Too Near.” You can find a video for “Dulcería” and a visualizer for “Far Too Near” below. Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. “Dulcería” was co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Davey Havok says it “suggests, if you spend too much time in the candy store you may end up stuck to the floor.” Jade Puget added:

“Billy and I have a great creative connection when we’re writing together. It was inspiring to work with such a talented and legendary songwriter and ‘Dulcería‘ is a testament to that.”

AFI Premiere New Songs “Looking Tragic” And “Begging For Trouble”

AFI have premiered two new songs, “Looking Tragic” and “Begging For Trouble.” Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. They will also be available as a limited edition 7 inch on May 28.

Davey Havok said the following about “Looking Tragic”:

“‘Looking Tragic‘ addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitisation. Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.”

Adam Carson added the following about “Begging For Trouble“:

“After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realised demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record. ‘Begging For Trouble‘ was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.”

“Bodies” Track Listing:

01. “Twisted Tongues”
02. “Far Too Near”
03. “Dulcería”
04. “On Your Back”
05. “Escape From Los Angeles”
06. “Begging For Trouble”
07. “Back From The Flesh”
08. “Looking Tragic”
09. “Death Of The Party”
10. “No Eyes”
11. “Tied To A Tree”

AFI Premiere New Songs “Twisted Tongues” And “Escape From Los Angeles”

AFI have released two new songs, “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles.” Both tracks are expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Davey Havok commented:

“As I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues’ came of the ‘Blood’ era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.

Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape From Los Angeles’ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”

Jade Puget added:

“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically.

Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.”

Fans can purchase a limited edition 7 inch vinyl featuring both songs HERE.

AFI To Release “Twisted Tongues” And “Escape From Los Angeles” On Friday

It looks like AFI are planning to release two new songs, titled “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles,“ on Friday (January 15). You can find some teasers below:

AFI To Release New Album This Year

AFI have revealed that they are planning to release a new album this year. The band said the following:

“With the end of a year that has been, at best, challenging for all, we have news that we hope may bring you some joy. Very soon, new songs shall be yours. Before the year’s end, our 11th album will follow. We could not be more happy with our latest work and hope you will feel the same. Thank you for joining us upon this next journey. We are thrilled to take it and honored to have you at our side. Pre-save here: https://riserecords.lnk.to/AFI