We’re stoked to announce that we will be touring Australia in December and will be playing FOR BLOOD AND EMPIRE in its entirety!
“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. 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
Monday, December 5: The Triffid, Brisbane
Tuesday, December 6: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
The free event is happening July 30th @ Allegheny Commons Park East, North Side 11AM – 5PM. Explore Pittsburgh’s thriving Vegan/Veg community. Pittsburgh VegFest is presented by Justice For Animals, a Pittsburgh based non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of animals through education, compassion, protesting and legal means.
We’ll be playing acoustic sets at the following ‘ROCK AGAINS THE TPP’ shows:
July 23: Denver, CO w/ Tom Morello, Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly, Flobots + more
August 19: Seattle, WA w/ Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly + more
August 20: Portland, OR w/ Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly, Downtown Boys + more
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a legally binding deal between 12 governments, including the U.S., that was negotiated in total secrecy with hundreds of corporate lobbyists helping draft the text. If ratified, it would be the largest backroom deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good paying jobs, the environment, internet freedom, food safety, and our basic democratic process.
The biggest challenge we’re facing in the fight to stop the anti-democratic TPP agreement is that too many people still don’t know what it is.
That’s a real problem. And corporate lobbyists are hoping to exploit it to quietly rush the TPP through Congress this Fall.
Our friends at digital rights group Fight for the Future, legendary guitarist Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave), and his new label Firebrand Records have come together to organize Rock Against the TPP––a nationwide roadshow featuring high profile speakers and performers coming together to educate the public about the grave threat that the TPP poses to our most basic rights. The tour is sponsored by Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America, CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, and the Teamsters.
Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, and teach-ins, educating people who have never heard of the TPP before, we are igniting a mass movement to stop TPP in its tracks.
In October 2015 we recorded six songs in Vienna directly to vinyl and will be holding a raffle for the one-of-a-kind vinyl-copy:
“When you’ve been a band as long as Anti-Flag has its hard to find not only new things to do, but really exciting things to do. To be allowed to have a group of punks invade Supersense in Vienna, which is essentially a museum to vintage recording and musical equipment was an amazing privilege. These songs are one take. Recorded direct to vinyl. There is only 1 copy of that piece of wax, the digital version of these songs are ripped right from that record. 1 take. 1 record. All proceeds going to Amnesty International. It doesn’t get more punk rock than that. Thanks to all involved, buy the tracks, they’re really special versions of these songs and for a really important cause. Peace!”
These 6 songs (5 Anti-Flag classics plus 1 Ramones cover-song) were recorded at Supersense Wien, a one-of-a-kind analog “direct to vinyl” studio, and mixed/mastered by Matthias Lohmöller. They will be released digitally Friday, June 24.