AFI, which features Davey Havok (lead vocals), Jade Puget (guitar, keys, programming, backing vocals), Hunter Burgan (bass, backing vocals), and Adam Carson (drums, percussion, backing vocals), released their tenth self-titled album, commonly referred to as The Blood Album, on Jan. 20 through Concord Music Group. The album, which was released in four limited edition vinyl color variants matching the four blood types, was recorded at Megawatt Studios in Valley Village, California. AFI’s own Puget co-produced the self-titled LP with Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slipknot). Two new single’s preceded the album’s release: “White Offering” and “Snow Cats.”
The four-piece, who are best known for the singles “Girls Not Grey” and “The Leaving Song Pt. II,” previously released nine studio albums: Answer That and Stay Fashionable (1995), Very Proud of Ya (1996), Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes (1997), Black Sails in the Sunset (1999), The Art of Drowning (2000), Sing the Sorrow (2003), Decemberunderground (2006), Crash Love (2009), and Burials (2013).
Also performing on The Blood Tour is The Chain Gang of 1974. An indie electronic project from multi-instrumentalist and DJ Kamtin Mohager, the group also includes touring member Eric Halvorsen. The Chain Gang of 1974 released third studio album, Daydream Forever, back in February 2014 through Warner Bros. Records. The album includes the promotional singles “Miko” and “Sleepwalking.”
Souvenirs, a nostalgic indie rock act based in California, will open The Blood Tour. The four-piece band, which draws comparisons to emo rock pioneers like Sunny Day Real Estate and Braid, released debut studio long-player, You, Fear and Me, in December 2014.
Tickets, $47 CA through $58.75 CA, are available online. This event is all ages. The Danforth Music Hall is located at 147 Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit AFI’s website and The Danforth Music Hall’s website.