Baroness & Against Me! Cancel Co-Headlining Tour

Baroness and Against Me! have cancelled their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek, which also featured Destroy Boys and Drug Church, was supposed to launch next month.

Baroness commented:

“We know you have been waiting patiently to hear word on the status of our upcoming shows in May with Against Me!. Unfortunately with local restrictions and with the health of our fans, crew and the band in mind, we will be cancelling all shows in May. We are just as bummed out (if not more) to not be seeing you in the upcoming weeks, but once the current situation has passed and it is safe for us all to gather again we will be coming your way to celebrate life and (new) music with you.

If you have purchased a ticket for any of these shows, you should be receiving a refund in the next few weeks. If you do not, please contact your point of purchase.

In the meantime please, stay safe, stay health, and even though we are physically apart we are all in this together.

With love,
Baroness“

Against Me! & Baroness Announce Spring Co-Headlining Tour

Against Me! and Baroness have announced a spring co-headlining tour. Destroy Boys and Drug Church will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre

With Destroy Boys:

05/02 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/03 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club (no Destroy Boys)
05/05 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/06 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
05/07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
05/08 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
05/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
05/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/12 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
05/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/15 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

With Drug Church:

05/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
05/17 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
05/19 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
05/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/22 Dallas, TX – HiFi
05/23 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
05/26 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
05/27 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/29 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/30 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater

Against Me! Announce Spring Tour

Against Me! have announced a spring tour with Stef Chura. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album, which is expected to be released next year.

Tour Dates:

03/11 Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts
03/12 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
03/13 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
03/14 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/17 State College, PA – Re//Bar
03/18 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/19 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
03/20 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
03/21 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/22 Charlotte, NC – The Underground, Fillmore Charlotte
03/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/25 St. Augustine, FL – Backyard Stage at St. Aug.
03/26 Orlando, FL – The Social
03/27 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
03/28 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
03/29 New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA
03/31 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
04/01 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
04/02 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
04/04 Atlantic City, NJ – The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival (Against Me! only)

Against Me! To Perform Four Albums In Full On Fall Tour

Against Me! have announced the dates for their special “2 Nights / 4 Records / 48 Songs” tour. The trek will find the band performing “Searching For A Former Clarity,” “New Wave,” “White Crosses,” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” in full across two nights in each city.

Tour Dates:

10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre (performing “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave”) (with Chuck Ragan and toyGuitar)
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre (performing “White Crosses” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”) (with Chuck Ragan and toyGuitar)
10/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (performing “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave”) (with Dilly Dally and Chris Cresswell)
10/16 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (performing “White Crosses” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”) (with Dilly Dally and Chris Cresswell)
10/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (performing “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
10/19 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (performing “White Crosses” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
10/22 Boston, MA – Royale (performing “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
10/23 Boston, MA – Royale (performing “White Crosses” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
10/24 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (performing “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
10/25 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (performing “White Crosses” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”) (with Cursive and Dilly Dally)
11/01-03 Gainesville, FL – The Fest

Laura Jane Grace commented:

“While working on new music this year — before we move forward into the future — we thought it would be fun to revisit the past, the albums that got us to where we are now. Like chapters in a book, there’s a narrative that flows through these four albums that we’ve never had the chance before to present in this context, as one complete story. I’m excited to share the songs as a whole in this way. This is probably the closest I will ever come to being a part of a ‘Rock Opera’ of any sorts.”

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.

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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]