It will continue to rain blood on AFI fans this spring as the hard rockers kick off the second leg of their North American tour. The band will tour in support of their tenth album AFI (The Blood Album), which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart in January.
Although listeners can get a good sense of the project from its single "Snow Cat," the band urges folks to listen to the album in full. “I would be the last band to still put out records," guitarist Jade Puget, who co-produced Blood, told Loudwire. "That journey, not only the actual experience of sitting down and listening to a record to a group of songs that were created at the same time for the same purpose. But also, just as a band, having this one cohesive snapshot of where you are in your career, where you are as far as your influences and what you’re into at that time, or what you want to be is super important for a band."
While Puget is holding up the full-length album format, lead singer Davey Havok is keeping busy with DREAMCAR, his side project with three out of four members of No Doubt (absent is Gwen Stefani). Ahead of the release of a debut album, DREAMCAR will make its live debut at Coachella. Following The Blood Tour, AFI will be teaming up with Circa Survive this summer for a co-headlining tour (dates below).
AFI fans can get in the zone with the band's Blood Tour Playlist Creator for the chance to win a merch pack and signed vinyl. The 2017 trek kicks off on April 8 in Southern California and makes stops at The National in Richmond, Virginia on June 2, The NorVA in Norfolk, Virginia on June 6 and Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on June 18. Check it all out below.
AFI 2017 Blood Tour Dates
June 2 — Richmond, VA — The National (Grab tickets here)
June 3 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Stage AE
June 2-4 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bunbury Music Festival
June 6 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa (Grab tickets here)
June 7 — Hartford, Ct. — Webster Theater
June 9-11 — Derby, U.K. — Download Festival
June 16 — Dover, Del. — Firefly Music Festival
June 17 — Providence, R.I. — Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
June 18 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom (Grab tickets here)
June 20 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues
June 22 — Portland, Maine — Aura
June 23-24 — Montebello, Quebec — Montebello Rockfest
AFI and Circa Survive dates:
July 14 – Columbus, OH – Express Live Indoor Pavilion
July 15 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
July 18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
July 19 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
July 21 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
July 22 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre (Grab tickets here)
July 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
July 27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Grab tickets here)
July 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
July 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 1 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug. 2 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre (Grab tickets here)
Aug. 4 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Aug. 5 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre (Grab tickets here)