As the general Orwellian upheaval Americans are subjected to on a continuous basis becomes increasingly difficult to process, it’s a no-brainer, to say the least, that our Trump-era nation falls well short of any semblance of perfection. Which means it couldn’t be a more perfect time for three bands like AFI, Rise Against, and Anti-Flag to embark on a nationwide tour together to help us all process the insanity.
Billed as the “Mourning in Amerika” tour, the trio of veteran punk activists will embark on a two-month trek this summer, and among the first few dates is a July 31 stop at The Worcester Palladium. While these punk powerhouses are staying fairly tight-lipped as to what to expect or how they’re feeling about the tour themselves, the guys in Anti-Flag, the “elders” on the bill, are looking forward to a little bit more than just rocking the country to its core.
“We have been friends with both of these bands for years, friendship built upon our shared views of empathy, the fight for animal rights, [and] the aim to build unity and community with every show we play,” Anti-Flag write on Facebook.
Much like Rise Against with Wolves, which peaked at No. 9 on the charts, AFI is still flying high on the support of their critically-acclaimed alt-rock chart topper release AFI (The Blood Album), while Anti-Flag continue their busy tour itinerary to push their most recent effort, American Fall.
Tickets for almost every date on the tour, including the Worcester date, go on sale Friday (March 30) at 10 a.m. local time, while the Canadian shows (Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto) hit public on-sale a week later (April 6), just in case you were headed north to do your mourning in another country.
AFI + Rise Against + Anti-Flag Tour Dates:
July 28: Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach**
July 29: Portland, ME @ State Theatre
July 31: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
August 1: New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
August 3: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 4: Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 5: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage
August 7: Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
August 9: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
September 6: Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
September 9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
September 11: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
September 12: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
September 13: Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
September 15: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 16th Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
September 17: Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
September 19: Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
September 20: Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre**
September 21: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall B**
September 23: Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum**
September 24: Seattle, WA @ WaMu
September 25: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
September 28: Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
September 29: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
September 30: Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheatre **on sale April 6th at 10am local