Against Me! Welcome Back Bassist Andrew Seward

Against Me! have officially welcomed bassist Andrew Seward back to the band. He is taking over for Inge Johansson, who originally replaced him in 2013.

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want. We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August. Dates in my bio! Photo by @joeleonard

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Against Me! Add More Dates To U.S. Tour

Against Me! have added more dates to their U.S. tour. You can see the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

05/11 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/12 – Tacoma, WA @ (Sabroso Festival at America’s Car Museum)
05/13 – Portland, OR @ (Sabroso Festival at Portland Meadows)
05/15 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/16 – Reno, NV @ Cargo (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/20 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/24 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/25 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/27 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre (with A Giant Dog)
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
06/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre (with Murder By Death)
06/23 – Lansing, MI @ Three Stacks Festival
07/26 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (with Speedy Ortiz & Typesetter)
07/31 – Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall (with Speedy Ortiz and lowercase roses)
08/01 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar (with Speedy Ortiz and lowercase roses)
08/02 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St. (with Speedy Ortiz & Typesetter)
08/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stoked for the Summer festival
08/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (with Speedy Ortiz & Typesetter)
08/07 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (with Typesetter and GRLwood)

Against Me! Announce May 2018 Tour

Against Me! have announced a May 2018 tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/11 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/12 – Tacoma, WA @ (Sabroso Festival at America’s Car Museum)
05/13 – Portland, OR @ (Sabroso Festival at Portland Meadows)
05/15 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/16 – Reno, NV @ Cargo (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/20 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (with Paper Dolls & Chris Farren)
05/24 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/25 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre (co-headlining with Turbonegro) (with A Giant Dog)
05/27 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre (with A Giant Dog)
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling

Against Me! Pay Tribute To Tom Petty With Live Cover Of “Runnin’ Down A Dream”

During their October 4 show at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, Against Me! paid tribute to the late Tom Petty with a live cover of “Runnin’ Down A Dream.” You can watch footage of that below:

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace Covers The Mountain Goats’ “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton”

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace recorded a cover of The Mountain Goats’ “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton” for the new “I Only Listen to The Mountain Goats” podcast. You can listen to that below, and find the podcast HERE.

Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo To Perform With Against Me! At 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo will be performing with Against Me! during the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards at the Keybank State Theater in Cleveland, OH on July 17. This will be the first time both transgender singers will share the stage together.

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Caputo commented:

“Songwriters like Laura [Jane Grace] demonstrate how internal struggles comprise great American artists. Her artistic impact is obvious to us all. She’s been pioneering in her genre for years now, becoming a vital messenger of artistic truth, a musical raconteur, and an unbelievable humanitarian. I am extremely honored and humbled to share the stage with Laura and Against Me! at the APMAs!

I’m so excited…in a way, it vindicates my own personal struggles, for when another artist asks you to share an important moment in their own career, that’s when you recognize shift is in the air. Also, I can’t think of anyone else who is more deserving for this special Icon award. I am ecstatic for her and all of her personal and musical achievements. She deserves the world.”

[via The PRP]

Against Me! Announce 2017 Tour With Bleached & The Dirty Nil

Against Me! have announced a headlining tour with Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/02 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Theatre *
09/03 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub *
09/05 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall *
09/06 Calgary, AB – Marquee *
09/08 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre *
09/09 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market *
09/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
09/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
09/13 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom *
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
09/15 Pomona, CA – The Glass House *
09/16 San Diego, CA – The Observatory-North Park *
09/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater *
09/21 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls *
09/22 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger *
09/23 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
09/24 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
09/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
09/27 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room *
09/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall *
10/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *
10/03 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s *
10/04 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
10/05 Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room *
10/06 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix *
10/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
10/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre *
10/10 Boston, MA – Paradise Lounge *
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
10/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
10/14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
10/15 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony *
10/17 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater *
10/18 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
10/20 Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom *
10/21 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
10/22 Atlanta, GA – CenterStage *
10/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room *
10/28 Gainesville, FL – The Fest

* headline shows with Bleached and The Dirty Nil supporting