The Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have announced that their 7-date 2020 UK leg of their world tour will kick off at CHALK in Brighton on Sunday 2nd February, in support of the release of their 12th studio album ‘20/20 Vision’ out on 17th January.
Anti-Flag, who were originally founded in 1988, are well known for their politically charged lyrics and activism, focusing on human rights and various left-wing causes. The band is also known for their advocacy of progressive political action groups such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. Most recently, the band has declared solidarity with the global Occupy Together movement.
The current lineup consists of founder members lead vocalist Justin Sane (1988–1989, 1992–present) and drummer Pat Thetic (1988–1989, 1992–present), as well as rhythm guitar Chris Head (1997–present) and bassist Chris Barker (1999–present).
The have have stated:
“We need these shows. We need this tour. We need to set the pace for the work that lies ahead in 2020. Our individual strength, optimism and hope comes directly from the interactions and exchanges we have at shows like these. It is a space where individual energy transforms to collective energy and power is born.
We cannot wait to unveil our new record. New songs are our bridge to reach out, reconnect, energize and organize. An opportunity to put names to faces, city to city, town to town. We are living in a time where minorities are being increasingly marginalized and cast out of society, where their mere existence has become an illegality. Those victimized by the current administration need much more than allies, they need accomplices. We can no longer be shocked or distracted by defeat. Now is the time to remind each other that we are not alone and together we can beat back injustice.
We hope that this collection of songs, the congregation of folks around the shows, will all serve as tools of solidarity in the face of oppression and empire – solidarity with the poor, the marginalized and the scapegoated who are all catching hell. Sometimes people say “enough” and a riot echoes forever.”
Lucky punters attending the concert will be able to see no less than two quality support bands. Namely, The Creepshow from Montreal in Canada and Hastings most popular punk sisters, the Elliott’s aka Maid Of Ace. The Brighton & Hove News Music Team reviewed Maid Of Ace’s previous Brighton concert last July – enjoy our article HERE.
Grab your tickets for their Brighton show HERE or from your usual ticket agents.
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