Love Like Winter: AFI announce North American tour with Nothing and Chain Gang of 1974

A few weeks ago there was a bit of mystery surrounding the future of AFI, as the California rock band’s social media went abruptly dark. This week, AFI’s future is much clearer, as they’ll celebrate the January 20 release of new album AFI (The Blood Album) with a corresponding North American tour.

Included in the 24-date run, dubbed “The Blood Tour”, is a February 4 appearance at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club. Souvenirs and Nothing are on board to open the local show, while Chain Gang of 1974 are on board for several other dates.

AFI’s AFI (The Blood Album) is the follow-up to 2013’s Burials.

“When we first started the band I didn’t expect to be able to play one show, much less thousands,” says drummer Adam Carson in a press release. “I certainly didn’t expect to be releasing our tenth full-length album 20-something years later. There was a point early on, however, when we decided that in order to truly make the band work we had to completely commit to it. So while it’s surreal to still be at 25 years in, it also seems completely normal.”

Catch a preview of some of AFI’s new sounds below, and scan all the dates on their tour after the jump. Featured AFI photo by Jiro Schneider.

AFI on Tour
January 20: Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
January 21: Oakland, CA Fox Theater*
January 23: Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
January 24: Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
January 25: Seattle, WA The Showbox*
January 27: Salt Lake City, UT The Depot*
January 28: Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre*
January 30: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
January 31: Chicago, IL Riviera Theater*
February 1: Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
February 3: New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
February 4: Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club**
February 6: Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer**
February 7: Washington DC 9:30 Club**
February 8: Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
February 10: Orlando, FL The Plaza Live**
February 11: Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre**
February 13: Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
February 14: Austin, TX Emo’s**
February 15: Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall**
February 17: Tempe, AZ The Marquee**
February 18: Las Vegas, NV The Joint**
February 20: San Diego, CA Observatory North Park**
February 21: San Diego, CA Observatory North Park**

* Featuring special guest Chain Gang of 1974
** Feature special guest Nothing
All shows feature Souvenirs as the opener