Refused Cancel European Tour

Refused have cancelled their European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to the continued situation with COVID 19, we regret to announce that our planned shows in May, both headline and our performance at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK, have been cancelled. Sadly, the revised Slam Dunk date is not one Refused can commit to. It goes without saying that the situation with COVID 19 is ever evolving and we will keep you posted as to how/if it will affect any future Refused performances. In the meantime, please stay safe, isolated and healthy.”

Refused Announce European Tour

Refused have announced a 2020 European tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “War Music.”

Tour Dates:

05/20 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/21 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/22 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
05/25 Munster, GER – Skaters Palace
05/26 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas
06/06 Dresden, GER – Schuene
06/08 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
09/13 Cologne, GER – Kantine
09/14 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
09/15 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
09/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol
09/17 Sneek, NET – Bolwerk
09/20 Stuttgart, GER – Wizeman Halle
09/21 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
09/22 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
09/23 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
09/24 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg

Refused Seeking Fan Footage For “Malfire” Video

Refused are working on a new video for “Malfire” and are offering fans a chance to be in the clip by submitting footage of themselves performing the track. That song is from the group’s latest album “War Music.“ Refused tweeted the following:

Racetraitor Added To First Leg Of Refused & Youth Code’s U.S. Tour

Racetraitor have been added to the first leg of Refused and Youth Code’s upcoming U.S. tour. As previously reported, Metz will also perform on the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With Racetraitor:

02/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/24 Montreal, QC – MTelus
02/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
02/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
02/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

With Metz:

03/03 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/05 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/07 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
03/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Warehouse

Refused Announce North American Tour With Metz & Youth Code

Refused have announced a North American tour with Youth Code. Metz will also perform on select dates. As previously reported, Refused’s new album “War Music” will be released on October 18.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/24 Montreal, QC – MTelus
02/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
02/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
02/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
03/03 Porrtland, OR – Roseland Theatre (with Metz)
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (with Metz)
03/05 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Metz)
03/07 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (with Metz)
03/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (with Metz)
03/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Warehouse (with Metz)

Refused Premiere “Rev 001” Music Video

Refused have premiered a new video for their new song “Rev 001.“ This track is from the band’s new album “War Music,” which will be released on October 18.

The group commented:

“In 1914 when the blinkered Kaiser kicked off that shitshow WWI, the subjects of the Austro Hungarian empire had no idea that the empire had effectively put a gun to its own head. The whole thing was gone in a couple of years. These things happen. ‘Empires rise and empires fall.’’Lots of blinkered Kaisers out there right now, eating their own, their right hands stealing from their left hands, the majority slaving away to make ends meet, infected with the venom of lack, the venom of need, excluded from social insurance, pitted against each other by ignorant ruthless infanticidal curb crawler tyrants, while an apathetic minority bathes in the eternal sunshine of a tilting climate, a doomsday clock wound up by the predatory capitalist insanity of this the most dysfunctional mammal, man.

‘REV 001‘ is a protest song. A punk rock song. We like to think of it as incredibly violent pop music. Whatever you call it, we’re hoping it’ll get your blood boiling and that it’ll make you wanna dance (like it does our fearless captain @dennislyxzen in the video), ’cause what else can one do in these desperate times? Well, we at the bottom could arm ourselves and go for those at the top, while smashing a few banks on the way? We’ll get there. Like we said, these things happen all the time. For now, we’ll leave you with these words, from author Ursula K Leguin:

“We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable–but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”

Refused Premiere New Song “Never Fade Away” As Samurai

Refused have premiered a new song titled “Never Fade Away.” The track was recorded under the name Samurai for the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077” (out April 16).

The group commented:

“When CD PROJEKT RED approached us about writing music for ‘Cyberpunk 2077‘, we jumped at the chance. Partly because of the challenge: to write music for a fictional band that was similar to Refused, but quite different at the same time, having the music and lyrics be shaped and determined by the feel, tone and plot of an outside narrative.

The timing was perfect, we had just finished ‘War Music‘ and were still in the zone songwriting-wise. Most importantly though, it seemed to us sort of like a 2019 version of when Cannibal Corpse was in ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective‘, in other words: very cool.

Props to P.T. Adamczyk, in-house composer at CDPR, for having the vision, writing it with us, producing and seeing the whole thing through. And no, we had no idea that dude from Steve Martin‘s ‘Parenthood‘ was gonna be the lead singer.”

As previously reported, Refused‘s new album “War Music” will be released on October 18.