January 19, 2017
It’s already tomorrow, Friday, January 20, that AFI’s tenth studio record, AFI (The Blood Album), is coming out. To keep you all on the edge of your seat before the release, Davey Havok and co. have shared the videos of their performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The band set off with playing their new single ‘Snow Cats’. The song was one of the first two tracks, unveiled from the upcoming album, alongside with ‘White Offerings’. Both singles were later made into music videos. Check out the late-night performance of ‘Snow Cats’:
The second track AFI chose to deliver from the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live! was their breakthrough 2006 classic, ‘Miss Murder’. It was the lead single from their seventh studio album Decemberunderground. You can hear the crowd on Kimmel get lively and sing along on this one. See the performance below and tell us what you think of it in the comments.
In the new interview for the German website Laut the band’s guitarist Jade Puget unveiled that when it came to choosing singles for The Blood Album, it was a really difficult selection:
“Actually, we could have chosen every song. The special thing about this album is that it sounds coherent and homogenous, but each song somehow stands completely for itself. I mean there’s actually no typical single on the album.”
Puget underlines in the interview on how happy he is that AFI’s fire is still burning:
“I am particularly grateful for the fact that we are basically picking up exactly where we left off three years ago. Of course, a lot has changed during this time. But the basis is still there. The fire of the band is still burning, in each one of us. And that is a feeling that makes me incredibly happy.”* (*translated from German).
AFI are not wasting time with the release date at the door. Havok and co. are setting out on tour tomorrow, January 20, starting tomorrow in Los Angeles. The four-piece is bringing alone Souvenirs, Chain Gang of 1974 and Nothing to open the shows. Are you planning on catching AFI live on The Blood Tour? Then check out the list of their tour dates below.
Watch the new performances and tell us if you agree that AFI’s “fire is still burning”. Leave your comments and stay tuned with AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to never miss on the news about your favorite alternative music!
AFI’s The Blood Tour Dates (*Features Chain Gang of 1974, **Features Nothing):
Jan 20 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ TROUBADOUR*
Jan 21 – OAKLAND, CA @ FOX THEATER*
Jan 23 – PORTLAND, OR @ ROSELAND THEATER*
Jan 24 – VANCOUVER, BC @ COMMODORE BALLROOM*
Jan 25 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX*
Jan 27 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ THE DEPOT*
Jan 28 – ENGLEWOOD, CO @ GOTHIC THEATRE*
Jan 30 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ FIRST AVENUE*
Jan 31 – CHICAGO, IL @ RIVIERA THEATER*
Feb 1 – TORONTO, ON @ DANFORTH MUSIC HALL*
Feb 3 – NEW YORK, NY @ HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
Feb 4 – BOSTON, MA @ PARADISE ROCK CLUB**
Feb 6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ UNION TRANSFER**
Feb 7 – WASHINGTON DC @ 9:30 CLUB**
Feb 8 – BALTIMORE, MD @ RAMS HEAD LIVE
Feb 10 – ORLANDO, FL @ THE PLAZA LIVE**
Feb 11 – ATLANTA, GA @ BUCKHEAD THEATRE**
Feb 13 – HOUSTON, TX @ WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL
Feb 14 – AUSTIN, TX @ EMO’S**
Feb 15 – DALLAS, TX @ SOUTH SIDE MUSIC HALL**
Feb 17 – TEMPE, AZ @ THE MARQUEE**
Feb 18 – LAS VEGAS, NV @ THE JOINT**
Feb 20 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK**
Feb 21 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ OBSERVATOR NORTH PARK**