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AFI Announce Fall Tour

The SoCal emo band will support their Sept. 29 release, Crash Love, with their first stateside outing since 2007.

By: Ray Padgett // July 28, 2009

California’s AFI, a.k.a. “Da Emo Boys”, haven’t played a show in the U.S. since 2007, but that will all change on October 2 when the band kicks off a just-announced eight-date tour in Minneapolis. The brief string of shows will support their September 29 release, Crash Love.

Joining the guyliner-sporting rockers will be England’s Gallows, a breaking punk quintet featured in our July issue.

Animal-rights activists may be mixed on the pairing. PETA recentrly named AFI lead singer Davey Havok one of today’s “sexiest vegetarians”, but the same organization pattacked Gallows for allegedly recording a pig-slaughtering. To be fair, the group later admitted they only used a recording someone else made, but that doesn’t change the fact that they thought their album needed the sweet sounds of bovine butchery.

Full tour dates below.

Complete AFI tour dates:
10/2, Minneapolis, MN (Epic)
10/4, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
10/5, Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
10/7, Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
10/8, Clifton Park, NY (Northern Lights)
10/10, Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
10/13, Hartford, CT (The Webster)
10/14, Providence, RI (Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel)