AFI’s “All Hallow’s E.P.” To Receive 20th Anniversary Picture Disc Release

AFI will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “All Hallow’s E.P.” by reissuing the effort on vinyl on October 25. It will be available as a 10″ picture disc with the original cover art on the a side and pumpkin artwork on the b side. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Summer Tour With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & AFI

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/08 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/09 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/10 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/13 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/14 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/17 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/21 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/23 Rogers, AR – The Walmart AMP
08/24 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/28 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/30 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium
08/31 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

AFI Premiere New Song “Trash Bat”

AFI have premiered a new song titled “Trash Bat.” This track is from the band’s new EP “The Missing Man,” which will be released on December 7. Jade Puget commented:

“This was the ideal song to kick off the EP. From Adam‘s big drum fill at the top all the way through to the end, it’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy. I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey and he threw out the line, ‘my Trash Bat’ and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”

AFI Premiere New Song “Get Dark”

AFI have premiered a new song titled “Get Dark.” This track is from the band’s new EP “The Missing Man,” which will be released on December 7.

Jade Puget said the following about the song and EP:

“I was aiming for something a little raw for ‘Get Dark‘. In fact, I used most of the vocal takes from the very first time Davey sang it, as well as some of my guitar parts from when we were writing it. The song is built on the sparseness and simplicity of the verse drum groove and guitar riff that opens up into this big anthemic chorus.

For the EP, the same idea of a certain rawness was really important to the overall vibe. I feel like it’s easy to turn out a slick, polished set of songs, but to walk that fine line between studio creation and live sound can be difficult. It’s been an intense labor of love and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Davey Havok added the following about the track:

“From the initial performance and recording, it had a driving sense of forward movement and penetrating connection. The song’s themes of deification and deference, self-loathing and vanity, captivation and release, damage and healing, are posed in a subtle invitation to those inherently compelled to accept.”

“The Missing Man” Track Listing:

01. “Trash Bat”
02. “Break Angels”
03. “Back Into The Sun”
04. “Get Dark”
05. “The Missing Man”

In other news, the group have also booked two release shows:

12/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
12/10 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

Watch Footage Of Deftones, AFI, Sugar Ray, Etc. Members Joining Smashing Pumpkins Onstage At 30th Anniversary Show

During Smashing Pumpkins’ special 30th anniversary show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ tonight (August 2) the band were joined by various guests including: Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.), Davey Havok (AFI, Dreamcar, etc.), Peter Hook (ex-New Order/Joy Division), Courtney Love (ex-Hole), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Dave Keuning (The Killers), and Mark Stoermer (The Killers). You can find some footage, along with the setlist from the concert below:

Here’s the setlist (according to fans in attendance):

01. “Rocket”
02. “Siva”
03. “Rhinoceros”
04. “Zero”
05. “The Everlasting Gaze”
06. “Stand Inside Your Love”
07. “Thirty-Three”
08. “Eye”
09. “Soma”
10. “Blew Away”
11. “Mayonaise”
12. “Bodies” (feat. Chino Moreno)
13. “Snail” (feat. Chino Moreno)
14. “Tonight, Tonight”
15. “Stairway To Heaven” (Led Zeppelin cover)
16. “Cherub Rock” (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
17. “1979” (feat. Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
18. “Fly” (Sugar Ray cover) (feat. Mark McGrath)
19. “Breaking The Law” (Judas Priest cover) (feat. Mark McGrath)
20. “Today”
21. “Celebrity Skin” (Hole cover) (feat. Courtney Love)
22. “Malibu” (Hole cover) (feat. Courtney Love)
23. “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” (feat. Courtney Love)
24, “Age Of Consent” (New Order cover) (feat. Peter Hook)
25. “Transmission” (Joy Division cover) (feat. Peter Hook and Davey Havok)
26. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division cover) (feat. Peter Hook, Davey Havok and Courtney Love)

Encore:

27. “Solara”
28. “Baby Mine” (Betty Noyes cover)

[via The PRP]

Deftones, AFI, Etc. Members To Join Smashing Pumpkins At Their 30th Anniversary Show

Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will be playing a special 30th anniversary show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 2. The concert will feature various guests including: Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.), Davey Havok (AFI, Dreamcar, etc.), Peter Hook (ex-New Order/Joy Division), Courtney Love (ex-Hole), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Dave Keuning (The Killers), and Mark Stoermer (The Killers). This event will take place during the band’s ongoing “reunion” tour.