Anti-Flag Announce 2016 Australian Tour

Pennsylvania punks Anti-Flag are heading back to our shores to cap off 2016 with their second Australian tour in two years, where they’ll play their 2006 album For Blood and Empire in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

After last visiting us at the end of 2015 in toe with Pennywise, the political propaganda crushing machines will be returning this _ to play a quadruple-header of dates in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.

Aside from playing For Blood and Empire in full throughout the tour, Anti-Flag will also play encores consisting of audience requests.

“Pittsburgh to Australia isn’t an easy commute… when we get there we want it to be special. This tour is no different, celebrating 10 years of ‘For Blood and Empire’ we will be performing the record and then an encore of all audience requests,” say the band.

“It’s going to be a unique show to say the least. As always the emphasis will be on community, solidarity, and empathy. We look forward to sharing this tremendously important record from our band’s life with a part of the world that we have found solace and family in for years.”

Anti-Flag are still toting their 10th (!) studio album American Spring, which was released last year, and that’s also when the lads spoke to us about being one of punk rock’s last true survivors.

“We are a very serious band in a lot of ways but we love to have a good time and we show up to play and we show up to put on a show and I think that just connects with people, people can see it, it’s just obvious and it’s in peoples faces,” singer/guitarist Justin Sane told Music Feeds:

I remember my first punk rock show, it was right between walking that fine line of chaos and mayhem and death and as long as the death part doesn’t happen everybody leaves feeling really great and like they had a spectacular time and that’s the kind of night I want people to have when they come see our show. I want it to feel exciting and dangerous because that’s the kind of show that I love to see and so we always push ourselves to have a great time.

At the same time it is important to realize that we have to respect each other and take care of each other in the middle of all of that and I think that that’s what’s really cool about our shows is that it is possible to do, to have all of those elements and we find a way to do that. I want our shows to be a place where everybody has the right and the ability to have an equally good time and so that’s what we set out to do when we put on a show.

Anti-Flag are of course also known for their outspoken political activism, so you can bet your blue mohawks they’re going to have a lot to say about the imminent US presidential election, and may even weigh in on some of the current sociopolitical issues facing Australia while they’re in town *cough Pauline Hanson cough*.

Catch all their upcoming Australian tour details, below.

Watch: Anti-Flag – ‘To Hell With Boredom’

Anti-Flag 2016 Australian Tour Dates

Supported by Scott Reynolds

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday, 28th September

Monday, 5th December

The Triffid, Brisbane

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Tuesday, 6th December

The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Thursday, 8th December

The Factory Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Friday, 9th December

Uni Bar, Adelaide. Lic/AA

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Saturday, 10th December

Max Watts, Melbourne

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Sunday, 11th December

Amplifier Bar, Perth

Tickets: Destroy All Lines

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