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Latest AFI News

Below is our complete AFI news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Montebello Rockfest Announces 2017 Edition

The team behind Montebello Rockfest is thrilled to unveil the complete line-up for the 12th edition to be held June 22nd -25th, 2017 in Montebello, QC. Rockfest’s St-Jean opening night will take place on June 22nd, with main programming June 23rd - 24th, and camping June 22nd - 25th.

Rockfest celebrates its 12th anniversary with a lineup that features 125 rock, metal, punk rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. Most of them will be making their first appearance at the festival. For complete details, go to this location.

Previously announced headliner Rammstein from Germany will be presenting a brand new show at Rockfest. Other headliners include California’s Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop. Also on the lineup are Alexisonfire, Megadeth, The Offspring, Bullet For My Valentine, AFI, Meshuggah, August Burs Red, All That Remains, Tesseract, Ensiferum, and many more. More...

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Sick Of It All Announce Additional Tour Dates

New York hardcore metal band SICK OF IT ALL has announced a number of live dates during the upcoming months. Apart from a few selected headlining shows, the band will be on the road with DROPKICK MURPHYS in January and February 2010, followed by a UK run with AFI. Tour dates are listed below. More...

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Gallows Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Gallows has issued the following announcement about canceling their remaining tour dates alongside AFI:

"We're sorry to announce that we have had to cancel our remaining dates on the AFI tour due to illness. We're sorry to disappoint anyone who bought tickets to see us but make sure you go to the show as AFI are an amazing band and we're so lucky to have spent the last few weeks touring with them. We'll be back in the States soon!"

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Gallows Changes November 18th Tour Date Venue

Gallows has issued the following announcement about changing the venue for their November 18th tour date with AFI:

"The A.F.I. concert originally scheduled for the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Wednesday November 18 has moved venues to Revolution Live, 200 West Broward Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. We will still be playing this show.

"Tickets already purchased for the Pompano Beach show will be honored at Revolution Live. Additional General Admission tickets are still available for $26.50 in advance and $28.00 day of show. Tickets are on sale now at all TicketMaster Outlets and at the Revolution Live Box Office or charge-by-phone: Broward, (954) 523-3309; Miami-Dade, 305) 358-5885; Palm Beach, (561) 966-3309."

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Baroness Posts New Song Online

BARONESS has posted a second preview track, "A Horse Called Golgotha," from their new album, "Blue Record," at their MySpace page. “A Horse Called Golgotha” can be streamed along with the "Blue Record" intro track, “Bullhead’s Psalm,” and its successor, “The Sweetest Curse.” "Blue Record," the follow-up to 2007’s "Red Album," is set for an October 13th North American release date through Relapse Records. More...

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Baroness Announces Austrailian Tour

Baroness has announced the dates for their first-ever Australian tour. The band will be touring in support of their brand new album, "Blue Record," as part of the Soundwave Festival.

All tour dates are part of Soundwave Festival w/ Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, AFI, and Meshuggah

February 20 - Brisbane, Queensland
February 21 - Sydney, NSW
February 26 - Melbourne, NSW
February 27 - Adelaide, S. Australia
March 1 - Perth, W. Australia

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Gallows Postpones New Zealand And Australian Tour

Gallows has issued the following update about postponing their planned New Zealand and Australian tour dates to go on tour with AFI in the United States:

"With their tour on the verge of an imminent sell out, Gallows have announced that they will be postponing their upcoming Australian dates. The band were offered an unmissable opportunity to build on their already rabid following in the US with a national tour supporting AFI.

"Due to their unwavering commitment to their Australian fans Gallows were about to turn down the offer when a spot became available on Soundwave 2010. Gallows and their Australian promoters apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but they promise it will be worth the wait!

"Ticket holders in Sydney and Melbourne (18+ only) please hang on to your tickets as they will be valid for the Gallows Sidewave shows (with the added value of some extra special guests as well). Ticket holders in Brisbane and Adelaide can take their tickets back to the point of purchase for a full refund.

"We're so sorry to our friends in Australia and New Zealand for pulling out of this tour and from all the messages we've received we know there are a lot of you out there. We've been huge AFI fans since the beginning and we don't want to turn this opportunity down to later regret missing out on the chance to tour with one of our favourite bands. Hopefully this gives you time to learn the lyrics and scream your hearts out with us when we return next year."

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Deftones Confirmed For Highfield Festival 2009

Deftones has been added to the Highfield Festival in Erfurt-Hohenfelden, Germany on August 23. Other bands already confirmed for the bill, spanning August 21 through 23, 2009 include:


More information can be found at www.highfield.de.

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KROQ's "Almost Acoustic Christmas" Lineup Revealed

Long running Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ has announced the lineup for their upcoming 2008 Almost Acoustic Christmas. The long-running event will feature a number of favorites including Metallica, The Offspring, Rise Against, AFI, Slightly Stoopid, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, Stone Temple Pilots, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Vampire Weekend, Hollywood Undead, and more.

The event takes place at Gibson Amphitheatre in GIbson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California for two nights, December 13-14. The full lineup can be found on www.kroq.com.

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Fucked Up To Release Holiday/Charity 7"

In honor of the season, Fucked Up has recorded a special festive single. The A-side features a brand new holiday themed song by Fucked Up. Clocking in at four minutes, this ripper is about the birth of our lord and savior: David Eliade and serves as a taste of what is to come on Fucked Up's forthcoming LP, "The Chemistry Of Common Life," that will see the light of day next year.

The B-side of the record boasts a very special Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa song which sees Fucked Up collaborating with:

James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)
Cole (Black Lips)
Davey Havok (AFI)
Kevin Peterson (What's Your Rupture?)
Faris Rotter (The Horrors)
Mike Fellows (Rites Of Spring)
Matt Sweeney (Chavez/ Zwan)
Dave One (Chromeo)
Jacob Thiele (The Faint)
Morag and Ursula
Jay Reatard
Dan Romano (Attack In Black)
Trevor Keith (Face To Face)
Jason Green (Panthers/ Orchid)
Jerry A. (Poison Idea)
Shenae Grimes (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
Scott Vogel (Terror)
Nelly Furtado

This is not a joke. All of these people (willingly) participated in the recording of this song. This is probably the most bizarre collaboration that they have/ will ever do. The recording time for this record was generously donated by Chris Hegge of Audiolab Studios Toronto.

The record comes gift wrapped in special Fucked Up wrapping paper, graciously donated by Simone (sometime member of Fucked Up) of Punchclock and it will be limited (there is no way we are going to wrap too many of these).

All proceeds from the sale of this record will go directly to George Herman House, a transitional housing and life skills program that supports women who are living with mental health issues in Toronto.

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Guitar Hero III Brings In $100Mil In First Week

The Pulse of Radio reports: Guitar Hero III grossed more than $100 million in its first seven days on sale in North America, according to Variety.com. Activision revealed the figures on Monday (November 5), making the music-based video game the second biggest title of the year after Halo 3, which hauled in $170 million in its first day alone. The sales of Guitar Hero could be either a positive or negative sign for the upcoming Rock Band, depending on how much money players have left to spend when the latter game arrives at the end of the month.

The third entry in the massively popular Guitar Hero series, which has been promoted by commercials featuring VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, features songs from DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, THE KILLERS, AEROSMITH, A.F.I., GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA, MUSE, PEARL JAM, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS and dozens more.

Stars such as KORN's Jonathan Davis and Trent Reznor of NINE INCH NAILS have been outspoken in their enthusiasm for the game.

As previously reported, following the October 28th release of the game many of the artists with tracks featured in the game saw impressive spikes in both album and single sales. British metallers DRAGONFORCE claimed the #1 spot for digital single sales amongst other tracks included in Guitar Hero III for "Through The Fire And Flames," a track from their Roadrunner Records debut, "Inhuman Rampage." The single saw an impressive 183% increase over the prior weeks single sales. More...

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Metal, Rock and Alt. Music Doing Well In Billboard

Below are the Top Billboard 200 Charts for this week's rundown in rock/alternative/metal:

#12 - BREAKING BENJAMIN - Phobia @ 50,208
#19 - HINDER - Extreme Behavior @ 35,452
#27 - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Stadium Arcadium @ 28,841
#28 - STONE SOUR - Come What(ever) May @ 28,124
#30 - THE FRAY - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE @ 26,836
#38 - AFI - Decemberunderground @ 21,049
#41 - BLUE OCTOBER - Foiled @ 19,893
#44 - SLAYER - Christ Illusion @ 17,702
#49 - BUCKCHERRY - 15 @ 15,899
#50 - SNOW PATROL - Eyes Open @ 15,728

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"A Life Less Lived - The Gothic Box" Details

Billboard.com reports that Rhino have rounded up the top names in goth rock (while only semi-relevant to metal, there are a few relevant bands involved) for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Despite loathing the titular term that came to describe their music, bands like Joy Division, the Cure, Bauhaus and the Jesus & Mary Chain transcended labeling to revolutionize rock in the late '70s and early '80s.

Key tracks from those bands are featured on "A Life Less Lived," including opener "Dead Souls" by Joy Division and Bauhaus' "She's in Parties." Other acts represented throughout include the Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Love And Rockets, the Mission (U.K.), the Chameleons, the Damned, Skinny Puppy and AFI.

The fourth disc in the box is a DVD with such evergreen videos as Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead," the Cure's "Lullaby," Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," a live version of the Cult's "Spiritwalker" and Love And Rockets' "Ball of Confusion."

Here is the track list for "A Life Less Lived": More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan, AFI Tour Dates

The first batch of dates for this summer's AFI, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Nightmare Of You tour have been announced. Here are the tour dates:

6/13 Montreal, CAN @ Le Medley
6/15 Toronto, CAN @ Kool Haus
6/20 Boston, MA MA @ Avalon
6/22 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
6/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/5 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
7/11 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

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AFI's Cover Of Head Like A Hole Posted Online

AFI have posted their rendition of Nine Inch Nails "Head Like A Hole" online. Click here to listen to the song for Real Player and here for Windows Media Player.

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