Anti-Flag Australian Tour


ANTI-FLAG

TO TOUR AUSTRALIA
& NEW ZEALAND

The Frontier
Touring Company is pleased to confirm the return of punk rock heroes Anti-Flag
to Australia and New Zealand.
Last here as part of 2008’s Big Day Out tour, Anti-Flag left fans wanting
more, and more is what they’ll get come December. Anti-Flag will perform
for fans in Auckland, Melbourne,
Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. Special guests at all Australian
shows will be A Death In The Family.

Touring in support
of their politically charged release The
Bright Lights of America
, Anti-Flag are in their finest form to
date. Pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, The Bright Lights of America was recorded with the legendary
Tony Visconti (Bowie,
T.Rex, Morrissey) and saw the band take up timpani, piatti, glockenspiels and
tubular bells to help perfect their record.

Media have gushed
over the release, cementing it as one of the strongest, most thought-provoking
releases of ’08.

Alternative
Press
: “Bright Lights is a super-serious record that
demonstrates some super-serious song craft.”

The
New York Times
: “…their sound — enhanced by the
energies of a second guitarist, Chris Head, and a bassist, Chris #2 —
literally urges participation. Every song’s chorus helpfully comes
prearranged as a sing-along: no room for sullenness here.”

Q
Magazine
: “Their thrillingly angry seventh album is a more
furious companion piece to “American Idiot,” raging at both social
injustice and the self-righteousness of the punk underground.”

Their live shows
are equally praised, as they inject their frenetic punk rock into all before
them.

PopMatters were
somewhat overwhelmed following a recent show: “The one-two closing punch
of “Die for Your Government>Power to the Peaceful” puts an
appropriate stamp on the night with another raging anti-war screed followed by
a call to arms for non-violent revolution… It’s not one of the
longer sets seen at the Fillmore this year, but it’s certainly one of the
most intense and most political.”

The Manchester Evening News were also
thrilled, declaring “This is the best gig I have been to for a very long
time.”

A Death In The
Family emerged in 2004 from Melbourne’s
independent punk/hardcore scene. Inspired by the spirit and drive of bands like
Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker and Against Me!, A Death In The Family have
succeeded in breathing life and excitement into an often tired and generic punk
rock sound creating songs that are brilliantly unpredictable, melodically
powerful and always executed from the heart. Having recently released a split
with Manifesto Jukebox (Poison City Records), the quartet are currently writing
the bands second album, scheduled for an early 2009 release on Resist Records.

 

Tickets will go on
sale Wednesday 27 August. Please visit frontiertouring.com for pre-sale
details.

 

 

ANTI-FLAG

with A Death In The Family (AU only)

Australia / New Zealand 2008

Tickets on sale Wednesday 27 August

 

Wednesday
3 December  @ Kings Arms
Hotel  18+

Ticketmaster 09 970
9700 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz; Real Groovy Auckland

 

Friday
5
December @The Hi-Fi, Melbourne  18+

The Hi-Fi 03 9654
7617 or www.thehifi.com.au

 

Saturday
6
December  @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne – U18 – afternoon show

The Hi-Fi 03 9654
7617 or www.thehifi.com.au

 

Sunday
7
December @ HQ Complex, Adelaide  – All
Ages

Venue*Tix 08 8225
8888 or www.venuetix.com.au

 

Tuesday
9
December  @Capitol, Perth  – 18+

Moshtix 1300 438
849 or www.moshtix.com.au

 

Thursday
11 December  @ The Tivoli, Brisbane  –
All Ages

Ticketek 132 849 orwww.ticketek.com.au

 

Friday
12
December @Coolangatta Hotel –
18+

Oztixwww.coolyhotel.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

 

Saturday
13
December  @UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney  – All Ages

Ticketek 132 849 orwww.ticketek.com.au


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