Friday, April 30, 2010

Interview Series: Mike Interviews Hunter, Pt. 1

Here's the fourth episode in our exclusive Answer That and Stay Fashionable Interview Series with all four members of AFI. In part 1 of Mike's 2-part interview, he had the pleasure of interviewing Hunter at Bamboozle, where they discuss Hunter Revenge, performing live, memories from the early days with AFI, and his upcoming book.

4/18 Zurich, Switzerland setlist

On April 18th AFI played a show at X-Tra in Zurich, Switzerland, here is the setlist:


The last two songs are Love Like Winter and Silver and Cold.

Thanks to Kai for the photo!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Help Donate To 924 Gilman

924 Gilman, where AFI played back in the day, are looking for donations to help with the increased rent they are facing which may put them out of buisness. The buildings website says:

"On July 1, 2010 our rent will increase to nearly $7000.00 a month (as of now it’s approximately $4300.00), jeopardizing the future of 924 Gilman. The club’s rent has been increasing every year for the last twenty three years, and up until now we’ve been able to make the adjustments needed to compensate for those increases, but what we are facing now is the equivalent of having twenty years of rent increases condensed into one, and once it goes into effect the clock will begin to tick away as we struggle to generate the extra $31,000.00 a year needed to cover this massive rent hike.

Please donate and give whatever you can to help 924 Gilman face this latest challenge to our existence. If you make a donation of $25.00 or more, then we will send you a Gilman t-shirt or tote bag as a token of our appreciation. Please add special instructions when you make a donation indicating your t-shirt size."


You can donate by visiting http://www.924gilman.org/blog/

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tell WBRU what to ask AFI

WBRU has tweeted about an interview they are doing with AFI, to promote the show in Providence on May 28th that WBRU is sponsoring.

To ask AFI a question, go to WBRU's Facebook page and tell Bia your questions. The interview will air on Friday at 3 PM during the Afternoon BRU - GQ.

Key Lime Pie Radio giveaways

The nation's sole AFI-only radio show, Key Lime Pie Radio, will be giving away a bunch of AFI goodies this Monday. Listen to KLP Radio on WGDR.org from 3 to 4EDT for your chance to win a Crash Love LP, Deluxe CD, and a few regular CDs.

Many thanks to Interscope for sending the CDs and records, they were meant as thank you gifts for the WGDR fund drive but that ended last week, so these are now giveaways! If you can support WGDR with a donation that would be great, it helps keep Key Lime Pie on the air!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Verge Music Festival Tickets On Sale For $10.21

via AFI News Headquarters by noreply@blogger.com (AFI News HQ (Admin)) on 4/27/10

AFI will be playing a show in Wisconsin on June 5th and for a limited time you can purchase tickets to the festival for only $10! Go here to purchase.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ultimate Guitar Posts Glasgow, UK Review

Ultimate Guitar has posted a review of AFI's recent UK show in Glasgow. In the review, the website says:

"Jade Puget, perhaps the most underrated guitarist in modern music, was certainly on form. Using his Gibson LP he pulls off complicated rhythms and chord patterns with ease. His ability to play hardcore punk at pace has never left him, and his guitar tone is to die for; not many guitarists in AFI’s genre pool manage to pull off such a varied number of tones throughout a show, but Jade does: he’s on top of his game whether it be during glisteningly warm Acoustic numbers (On the Arrow) or while incorporating legato and tapping during a would-be shred solo (Dancing Through Sunday)."

View the lengthy review here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RocknRollRadio.it interviews AFI

During their visit to Milan, RocknRollRadio.it interviewed AFI over how the tour was going, AFI's hardcore roots, whether or not they still feel apart of the punk scene, the upcoming Green Day tour, shows in Italy, fan tattoos, and whether or not they will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band. View interview below.



There was a quick question about the new Blaqk Audio record Bright Black Heaven. Jade stated" its pretty much done" and "it will be out soon."

LIVE: 4/25/2010 Dusburg, Germany Setlist

Here is the setlist from Duisburg, Germany. This was AFI's last show on the European tour, and will probably be the last show in Europe in support of Crash Love.

Medicate
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
End Transmission
Kill Caustic
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
Silver and Cold
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing*
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg (The Ramones cover**)
Love Like Winter
Miss Murder

You can now download the audio from this show in tracked high quality .wav format or untracked .mp3 format.

The show is now over. AFI played a short 12 song set, not quite filling the hour they were supposed to play. Miss Murder was dedicated to Sum 41 and Bad Religion.

*The crowd was offered a song from 1992 or 1996, the crowd picked 1992. It's probable that the song from 1996 would have been Perfect Fit.
**The crowd was offered a David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust), The Cure (Just Like Heaven), or Ramones cover.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Interview Series: Jason Interviews Adam, Pt. 3

Here's the third episode in our exclusive Answer That and Stay Fashionable Interview Series with all four members of AFI. In part 3 of Jason's 3-part interview with Adam, he discusses The View From Here, the process of creating "But Home Is Nowhere," countries he would like to tour in, the upcoming Green Day tour, and the location of the world's best Key Lime Pie. Also, Adam's middle name will be revealed for the first time ever...

Friday, April 23, 2010

More Warsaw, Poland Photos

via AFI News Headquarters by noreply@blogger.com (Mary) on 4/23/10

Photographer Rafal Nowakowski has posted several amazing shots of AFI playing in Warsaw, Poland. You can view them here.

AFI's set in Duisburg to be streamed online!

AFI is playing at the T-Mobile Extreme Playground in Dusiburg, Germany this Sunday. Their set will be streamed starting at 18:45 German time. That's 12:45PM EST and 9:45AM PST, AFI's set will last one hour.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rock 'Em All Posts Warsaw, Poland Photos

Rock 'Em All have posted multiple high-quality photographs from AFI's show in Warsaw, Poland last night here.

Also, photographer Rafal Nowakowski has posted several amazing shots of AFI playing in Warsaw, Poland. You can view them here.

4/21/10 Warsaw, Poland Setlist

Medicate
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Perfect Fit
Cold Hands
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
Veronica Sawyer Smokes
Hearts Frozen Solid Thawed Once More
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Miss Murder
The Days Of The Phoenix
Love Like Winter
Silver and Cold
Too Shy To Scream
...But Home is Nowhere

Here is a picture of the setlist. This was the first AFI show ever with 2 encores. Thanks to our readers for the info!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4/17/10 Milan, Italy Setlist

Here is the setlist from Milan, Italy last week, some songs may be out of order and the list may be missing a song or two. This setlist is very short due to problems with Sum 41s transportation, who were late to the show.

Medicate
Girl's Not Grey
End Transmission
I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
Leaving Song Pt. 2
Beautiful Thieves
Kill Caustic
Perfect Fit
Dancing Through Sunday
On the Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
Days of the Phoenix
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Thanks to Boule79 on Twitter!

Afireinside.net Reverted Back To Winter 2009 Version

AFI's official site has been reverted back to the website's theme in Winter 2009 with the announcement of Edgefest in Toronto. The other pages on the site such as events still work, however. We are suspecting a server error and we will keep you updated on this as more information arises.

Update: Management has told us that an error during server upgrades caused the issue, which has now been fixed.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

AFI to be interviewed by Red Bull Bedroom Jam on April 26th

Veronica Sawyer just tweeted that AFI will be interviewed by Red Bull Bedroom Jam on Monday, April 26th 2010. Info on that website says the interview will be at 5 pm, although we don't know on what time zone it is. We also don't know if it's going to be with the full band, or where/if we can submit questions. We'll keep you informed on this.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Project: Celluloid Visions (Fan Music Videos)

We are collecting submissions for our new project entitled "Celluloid Visions: The Videos Interscope Didn't Fund." Due to the recent news that AFI will not be releasing a third single or music video for Crash Love, we think the fans should create their own. The best videos will be compiled onto a DVD, which will be presented to the band in June. You have until June 1st to submit your video.

How To Submit: Create an original music video for any Crash Love song, including B-sides. Upload the video to YouTube and send the link to afinewshq@gmail.com.

Eligibility, Deadline, Rules: All ages and nationalities are welcome. We are accepting submissions between now and June 1, 2010. Up to 5 videos per person (or group of people) will be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the contest, leave a comment or send us an e-mail.

Prize: There will be a prize given to each person whose video is selected for the DVD. We'll reveal that after the contest has ended.

As a side note, go check out our AFI Song Cover contest here for your chance to win a Crash Love booklet signed by the band. Make sure to upload your submissions and send a link to afinewshq@gmail.com by 11:59 PST on May 1st.

Zoe Aimee's UK Tour Journal and Photographs

With the UK leg of the Crash Love tour over, longtime AFI fan Zoe Aimee, who followed the band on tour in the UK, has posted journal entries about the various shows she attended. Click on the links below to read the various show recaps.

Journal 1: Here We Go
Tour Part 1
Tour Part 2
Tour Part 3
Wow..Just Wow
Pictures

Front This Scene Reviews Glasgow Show

Front This Scene, a UK-based webzine, has posted a review of AFI's Glasgow show on their Myspace. They praise Davey, saying:

"Front man Davey Havok appears in a flurry of black and gold, leaping on to the centre platform that lights up at his touch. The band launch straight into “Medicate”, the lead single from their fantastic 2009 effort Crash Love. The reaction is instantaneous. The crowd sing back every word at incredible volume, but Davey’s in fine form, and his vocals soar effortlessly over the noise."

Included in the article are photographs from our good friend Jodi Cunningham, whose photographs from the Birmingham show are up in our photo gallery on AFI Ignite. As a side note, more photographs from her will be uploaded to the gallery tonight.

Win ZuBoutqiue Shoes From PETA2

PETA2 and ZuBoutique, Davey's clothing line, have teamed up to give away a pair of Zu Shoes. PETA is an avid supporter of anything vegan and as we all know, Davey is a vegan. To enter, go here and fill out the form. You have until May 17th to do so with the winner being notified on the 19th.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photos, Videos, and Reviews From European Tour

AFI has just finished a three-show swing in Germany, and they will continue around Europe for a few more headliners and a festival. Below are the remaining overseas dates. For a full list of Crash Love tour dates, visit AFI Tour Central.

Vienna, Austria - 4/20/10
Warsaw, Poland - 4/21/10
Groezrock Festival, Meerhout, Belgium - 4/24/10
Duisberg, Germany - 4/25/10

You can find pictures by OMB member Liebling of the April 14 Hamburg, Germany show here. Feriluce.com has posted a review and an HD video of "Medicate" from the same show. Finally, UltimateGuitar has posted a very lengthy review of the April 5 Nottingham, UK show here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Interview Series: Jason Interviews Adam, Pt. 2

Here's the second episode in our exclusive Answer That and Stay Fashionable Interview Series with all four members of AFI. In part 2 of Jason's 3-part interview with Adam, he discusses which job in AFI he would want apart from drums, the drumming dynamics between old and new songs, recording drums in the studio, and The View From Here.



Both parts of the interview are now available on iTunes through the AFI News HQ Video Podcast!

"Battled" Song Tournament Over, This Time Imperfect Reigns Supreme

Our "Battled" tournament has officially come to an end after weeks of match-ups to determine the best AFI song. The championship round began yesterday with a heated battle between "This Time Imperfect" and "...But Home Is Nowhere." After the staggering 751 votes were tabulated, "This Time Imperfect" won by a mere one vote!

Thank you to everyone who partook in the tournament and we hope to have more fun activities like this in the future.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beautiful Thieves 7'' Order Messups, Damaged Vinyl Will Make Record Even Rarer Than 500 Copies

If you ordered your Beautiful Thieves 7'' from Better Leisure, we have some bad news. According to many people who bought the 7'' from them, the site only got 50 copies for preorder rather than the 200 they were supposed to receive. This hasn't been confirmed yet, however.

Other sellers, such as recordstore.co.uk, have sent e-mails to several customers saying that a certain quantity of the records they received were damaged and cannot be shipped. This means that the vinyl is limited to even less than the original 500 copies.

Update 4/16: We're getting numerous comments from readers who have had their orders cancelled from stores such as HMV and Action Records. One reports than a record he received from Better Leisure was very dusty. If you're having problems like these, send us an e-mail so we can put it here.

Once we get more information regarding this issue, we will let you know.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

AngelFire Photography Posts Birmingham Photos

AngelFire Photography have posted a few high-quality photographs of Sick of It All, Dear and Departed, and AFI from the Birmingham UK show last night on their Flickr account. You can view them here.

We gave up and coming photographer Jodi Cunningham a chance to photograph AFI last night in Birmingham, United Kingdom for our site. She shot over 100 photographs, and once they are all uploaded, we will make a photo album on AFI Ignite. Here are some of her wonderful shots.



Beautiful Thieves Single in UK iTunes Store

The Beautiful Thieves single is now for sale in only the UK iTunes Store for £0.99. There is no bonus track and the artwork is the same as for the 7″ vinyl that will be released tomorrow, April 14. Click here to visit the store page.

4/12/10 Birmingham, UK Setlist


AFI ended their UK tour in Birmingham earlier tonight and they will continue to tour in Germany. Here is the setlist, thanks to Jodi Cunningham. You can find a excellent gallery of high quality pictures from Black Velvet Magazine here, and an interview with Davey will be in the next issue of that magaine.
For the second time on this tour, they played “But Home Is Nowhere.” Click here to see a video of it. The last time was at the DF show at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA on March 25, 2010. Other seldom-played songs that appeared tonight include It Was Mine, Perfect Fit, and The Days of the Phoenix.
So far, the only video of the show we have is But Home Is Nowhere, which you can watch here. Dan Smith of The Dear and Departed sang with Davey during Love Like Winter, and Lou Koller of Sick Of It All sang on Kill Caustic. Here’s the setlist:
  1. Medicate
  2. Girl’s Not Grey
  3. Leaving Song Pt. II
  4. I Am Tring Very Hard To Be Here
  5. Kill Caustic
  6. End Transmission
  7. Perfect Fit
  8. Beautiful Thieves
  9. Dancing Through Sunday
  10. Too Shy To Scream
  11. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  12. It Was Mine
  13. But Home Is Nowhere(Click to watch)
  14. Miss Murder
  15. Days Of The Phoenix
  16. Love Like Winter
  17. Silver and Cold

Monday, April 12, 2010

OFFICIAL: Crash Love Will NOT Have 3rd Single


Before the show in London off AFI’s current European tour, Alter The Press sat down with Hunter and conversed over the tour, creating set lists, playing albums in their entirety, Hunter’s various side projects, why there will not be a third single/video, and the upcoming Green Day tour. You can read the interview in its entirety here.
The most important of this interview is actually bad news. There will NOT be a third single for Crash Love, due to a lack of funds.
Hunter: “No, we are not being given the proper funds, unfortunately. I think it’s just an indication of the way things have gone in the business. TV doesn’t really play videos, so there are very few outlets for videos, and it makes sense not to waste hundreds and thousands on dollars on a video if it’s just going to be on the internet. “

AFINewsHQ’s Interview With Ben Grey, Pt. 2


Last week we posted Part 1 of our interview with Scarlet Grey frontman Ben Grey. That part dealt with Scarlet Grey’s history and influences as a band. We admit that posting the entire first half here was not a good decision because it was not AFI related. However, this second part focuses on touring and recording with AFI.
Jason: Davey does guest vocals on “The Sky And I” and Jade does programming on the title track. How did you approach them about doing this and how much of a creative role did they take?
Ben: I just sort of asked them; It wasn’t like a formal proposal or anything. For [The Sky & I], I had written a vocal part that I thought would really suit Davey’s vocals and the song. Since Keith had been engineering some of the new Blaqk Audio, we just pulled up the track and Dave sang on it. I’m really thrilled with how it all came together.
With Jade it was a little different We had sent him the basic tracks of Fancy Blood while he was in Japan and gave him complete freedom to do whatever he wanted. A few days later he sent us back some unbelievable music that really took the song to another place. I can’t imagine the song without it now. Davey and Jade are just incredible talents and I feel so lucky that they wanted to be a part of our little record.
Jason: How was it touring with AFI this past month? If you had to pick one moment on this tour with AFI that has been the most memorable, what would it be?
Ben: I think the thing people don’t really know about AFI is how funny everybody is. So much classic material… Jade had an auto-tune app for his iPhone which was the source of hours of entertainment and possible future material. (kidding) But for me the most memorable moment was singing “Love Like Winter” with AFI in New Orleans. It was such an honor to be asked to do it in the first place and then it was so relieving that it went over okay haha. Originally it was supposed to be “End Transmission” because I was familiar with it from the “Crash Love” sessions, but they switched up on me that day and it was so nerve-racking! But it was unbelievably fun and I’m really glad the DF was into it.
Jason: What is your favorite AFI song or album?
Ben: I think my favorite song is The Missing Frame. The bridge of that song is really powerful. But I think the unsung hero of AOD is “Of Greeting and Goodbyes.” That song never really gets a lot of praise but I loved it the most! I made quite a leap from DU to AOD, but I wanted to make it known how into that track I was.

Dreamweaver Girl’s Not Grey Remix For Download


One of the most notable AFI fan remixes, a Girl’s Not Grey remix done by Matthew Weaver, has now been professionally mixed and mastered and is available on Soundcloudfor streaming and download right now. Hear the song below…


Note: this is not an official remix. We are posting this for the many fans who have heard this remix and enjoyed it.

New Merch Item: Free Transfer Tattoo


A new merch item has popped up at the United Kingdom shows: free Crash Love transfer tattoos. The tattoo is of the Crash Love logo with the lyrics “no one suspects at all” on it. The logo is the same as the etching on the Beautiful Thieves 7”. Here is a picture of the tattoo, provided by Katie:


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Newcastle 11/04/2010 setlist

Medicate
Girl’s Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
No Poetic Device
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
Too Shy Too Scream
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
On The Arrow
Death Of Seasons
Miss Murder
The Days Of The Phoenix
Love Like Winter
Silver And Cold

Saturday, April 10, 2010

4/9/10 Manchester Setlist


AFI continued their swing through the UK on Friday night with a show in Manchester. So far, only one video from the show has been uploaded. That’s Dancing Through Sunday, which you can find here. And a surprise song was played: Perfect Fit!
  1. Medicate
  2. Girl’s Not Grey
  3. The Leaving Song Pt. II
  4. Cold Hands
  5. Kill Caustic
  6. End Transmission
  7. Perfect Fit
  8. Beautiful Thieves
  9. Dancing Through Sunday
  10. Too Shy To Scream
  11. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  12. Okay, I Feel Better Now
  13. Death of Seasons
  14. Miss Murder
  15. The Days of the Phoenix
  16. Love Like Winter
  17. Silver and Cold
Dan Smith from Dear & Departed accompanied Davey on singing Love Like Winter.

Interview Series: Jason Interviews Adam, Pt. 1




We’re very proud to finally present to you the first episode of many in our series of exclusive video interviews with AFI. In part 1 of Jason’s 3-part interview with Adam, he discusses AFI’s early days, drumming technique, and songs played on the current tour.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Many thanks to Kris for taking the pictures! Expect a picture update. The Beautiful Thieves 7″ is UK only. It’s limited to 500 copies and is sold out. It comes out on April 12th.
Click on the picture for a larger size.

A larger image of the cover can be found here.

Photos From Bamboozle Posted On Afireinside.net


A few pictures from AFI’s show at Bamboozle have been posted on AFI’s official website under the Photos tab. The 5 photographs were shot by John Wiener and can be seen here.

ATASF Interview Series Premiere Friday @9pm EST


In honor of the premiere of AFINewsHQ’s Answer That and Stay Fashionable Interview Series, we’ve put up a banner created by Drew. (Don’t worry, it’s only temporary!)
On Friday night we will be posting Part 1 of Jason’s interview with Adam simultaneously here and on our YouTube channel. The series will extend through the month of June. Along with our interviews with each member of AFI, we will also be posting something else very special at the midway point in the series…
Enjoy the interviews, and thanks for watching!

Glasgow 8/04/2010 setlist

On Thursday night AFI continued their headlining tour in the UK with a stop in Glasgow. Besides the regular songs in the setlist, Coin Return was played for just the second time this tour. Also note that I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here seems to be a staple of the UK shows thus far.
So far only a couple of videos have surfaced here (Miss Murder) and here (Beautiful Thieves). You can follow the message board thread here to find pictures and videos as they are posted.
  1. Medicate
  2. Girl’s Not Grey
  3. The Leaving Song Pt. II
  4. I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
  5. Kill Caustic
  6. End Transmission
  7. Coin Return
  8. Beautiful Thieves
  9. Dancing Through Sunday
  10. Too Shy To Scream
  11. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  12. On The Arrow
  13. Death Of Seasons
  14. The Interview
  15. Miss Murder
  16. Love Like Winter
  17. Silver and Cold
Many thanks to David Epoc for the tip! On Friday, AFI is headed for Manchester.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

DailyDose.co.uk Interviews Jade

The Daily Dose, a UK music site, has posted an interview with Jade about international touring. Click here to read the interview. On Scotland:

“I think that was the first place I ever toured in Europe…we toured with The Offspring and that was the first stop of the tour, so that was my first experience of overseas ever. So yeah, played at the Barrowland many times.”

Click Music interview with Jade

Click Music recently did an interview with Jade. In this interview Jade discusses albums, changes, fans and his straight edge lifestyle. The interview reads:
“Part of it was when I was kid there was a straight edge movement in the 80s which exposed me to it and stoked me and was something that seemed right for me. Obviously that was true, because here I am, y’know, 15-20 years later, still straight edge.

To view the full interview go here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

4/6/10 London, England Setlist

On Tuesday night at Brixton in London, AFI played an 18-song set. You can find great photo albums of all UK shows from this tour by Zoe Aimee here. The following setlist has all of the correct songs but may be out of order in some cases. Click on linked songs for a Youtube video.
  1. Medicate
  2. Girl’s Not Grey
  3. The Leaving Song Pt. II
  4. I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
  5. File 13
  6. Kill Caustic
  7. End Transmission
  8. Dancing Through Sunday
  9. Too Shy To Scream
  10. Beautiful Thieves
  11. On The Arrow
  12. Death of Seasons
  13. Love is a Many Splendored Thing
  14. The Interview
  15. Miss Murder
  16. The Days of the Phoenix
  17. Love Like Winter
  18. Silver & Cold

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Introducing the AFINewsHQ Video Podcast (Updated)

For those of you with iPods and iPhones, we’ve just launched a podcast on the iTunes Store that will include lots of video content. Click here to view the podcast and subscribe. Our first episode is a video of Fall Children performed at The Warehouse in Calgary, AB, Canada on June 26, 2000. Here is the content we’ll be posting:
  • 1-2 live videos per week from the personal collections of Brandon, Pablo, and Mark
  • New weekly installments of our Answer That and Stay Fashionable Interview Series, which premieres this Friday April 9 and will extend through June 25
To subscribe, visit our page in the iTunes Store and click “Subscribe Free.” Every time a new video is posted, it will automatically be added to the “Podcasts” section of your iTunes library for instant viewing on your computer or Apple device. Thanks for subscribing, and we hope you enjoy the podcast! UPDATE 4/6: If you have experienced some issues with the first couple of podcasts, please bear with us as we are figuring out the best way to convert and optimize the videos so that they are playable in iTunes and on mobile devices. Thanks for downloading. Don’t forget to leave a positive review!

Scarlet Grey to Open at More AFI Shows (Updated)

Scarlet Grey’s lead singer Benjamin Grey just tweeted “Scarlet Grey confirmed for more AFI dates… Stay tuned.” The band already opened for AFI during their March US tour. The next US tour dates are in late May and early June. We’ll keep you posted.
Update 4/6: Scarlet Grey will indeed be opening for AFI on the early summer tour. Head over to the band’s Myspace to see the dates. Note: all of these dates have already been announced.

New Key Lime Pie Radio Feature: Fan Spotlight

I’m glad to announce a new feature for Key Lime Pie Radio.
Once a month I will interview a fan and let them pick one song (with prior approval) to play with their interview. You will receive an MP3 of the interview, and get to hear yourself on the radio! Each interview will be 3 minutes or less and all you need is a phone!
Key Lime Pie is a full hour of nonstop AFI that airs Monday afternoons 3-4PM Eastern on WGDR.org and 91.1FM in Vermont. The interview will be conducted on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.
To enter, go to KeyLimePieRadio.com!

Nottingham 5/04/2010 setlist

Medicate
Girl’s Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
The Days Of The Phoenix
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
Too Shy Too Scream
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
On The Arrow
Death Of Seasons
Miss Murder
The Interview
Love Like Winter
Silver And Cold

New Show: AFI in Omaha, Nebraska

AFI will be playing a show at the Sokol Auditorium on Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday at 10 AM CDT. You can purchase tickets here. This concert hasn’t been posted by the band yet, but we expect it to be announced soon.

AFI Confirmed For Lollapalooza 2010

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2010 has officially been announced, and as we predicted last Thursday, AFI will be playing, though not as a headliner. The Chicago Tribune has posted the complete lineup here and the list will soon be added to Lollapalooza’s official site. There is no information yet on the specific date and time of AFI’s set.
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival in Chicago started by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Ferrell in 1991. This year’s festival runs from August 6-8, nestled between two AFI+Green Day tour dates.

AFI to play in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 3

AFI will be playing a show at Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 6:30pm. This date has not been announced yet by the band, but one of our readers Kim received an email from the venue alerting her about the show.
Tickets go onsale via Ticketmaster this Friday, April 9 for the general public, and there is a DF presale on Thursday, April 8. Tickets cost $24 and the venue is all ages.
This show is a part of the early summer US tour that so far includes dates in Rhode Island, Tennessee and Indiana. For all future AFI tour dates, visit our own AFI Tour Central.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Despair Faction is again down for maintenance

Thanks to Mary B. for the tip. The board will return soon, according to the message the site displays.
Gavin said a few days ago he still doesn’t know when DF registration will be back, so it is unlikely DF membership will return after this round of maintenance.

10th Circle Now Open to Non-DF Members

The 10th Circle, the Despair Faction’s off-topic forum, has been opened to non-Despair Faction members again.
Gavin made a thread to announce it, explaining that “DF registration is still closed due to circumstances beyond our control but we want those of you who are here for AFI to have an opportunity to participate and connect with the larger DF/AFI fan community here on despairfaction.com.”
However, this move may be temporary until registrations, which have been closed since the fall of last year, open back up again. Gavin said, “When DF registration is once again available we will be revisiting this, but don’t worry about that for now. Enjoy.”