American rock band AFI will be returning to Australian shores for their very own headlining tour, after last seeing them on the bill of Soundwave 2014. With them hitting locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane they aren’t just looking to captivate new audiences, but drag out the nostalgia of those whose teenage years were spent with AFI posters strewn on their walls. It’s definitely going to be one hell of a show. Don’t believe us? Here’s some reasons that’ll prove otherwise, and show why the upcoming AFI tour is going to kick ass!
1: It’s their first headline tour in Australia in over a decade
For those of you who were into the Soundwave scene, you would have seen AFI back in 2014, which had them alongside bands like Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie amongst the plethora of talent, but weren’t a headliner. Yes, they were one of the bands that had a ‘sidewave’ during the now non-existent music festival, but would have relished the opportunity to travel our great country on their own tour. They now have the chance, and you know from start to finish this is going to be brilliant!
2: They will showcase their latest album
Admittedly, AFI haven’t done much in the sense of ‘producing new music’ since we last saw them in 2014. They now, however, have recently released an album in January which is self-titled (but also referred to as ‘The Blood Album’), and you can bet that along with all-time classics like ‘Miss Murder’, ‘Girl’s Not Grey’, and ‘Silver and Cold’ you’re going to be given a showcase of their recent work. Definitely something to look forward to.
3: They have been in the system for over twenty-five years
That’s right, you heard correctly. AFI originally formed all the way back in 1991, and have had the same line-up they do today since 1998, with Davey Havok (lead vocals) and Adam Carson (drums/backing vocals) the only two survivors from their 1991 formation. Although they didn’t break onto the scene until 2003 with their sixth studio album ‘Sing the Sorrow’ they’ve now released ten studio albums, have won awards and critical acclaim, and have adoring fans worldwide waiting to see them perform live. Get hyped, Australia!
4: They’ve maintained a huge following, which is still growing.
AFI might not be releasing albums on the regular like other bands are doing, but this hasn’t seemed to have deterred any of their fans. Globally, the masses still come out in droves to see AFI, which is a testament to all they’ve achieved in their time within the industry. It goes a long way to prove that you don’t need to be a ‘big time player’ to have success. With the latest 2017 release, there’s no better time to get on board!
5: Nostalgia is a powerful thing
You can attempt to argue it all you want, but nostalgia holds incredible power. Our inner teenagers are always going to associate our ‘emo phases’ with certain bands and tracks that will always ring true. You’ll always remember the likes of Panic! At the Disco’s ‘I Write Sins, Not Tragedies’, Fall Out Boy’s Thnks fr th Mmrs’, and of course AFI’s own ‘Miss Murder’. It was this track that made myself fall in love with the band so many years ago, and I’ve supported them loyally since. This power alone is going to have droves of now Adult rockers rocking up to venues to see a band that played a prolific part, musically, in their lives. Mark my words.
AFI – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017
Presented by DESTROY ALL LINES, Tickets Available HERE!
Saturday, 9th September
Big Top, Sydney
Sunday, 10th September
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday, 12th September
Thursday, 14th September
Metro City, Perth
Saturday, 16th September
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane