The long-awaited live shows are following the latest release, Bodies, launched June 11
We’ve missed live shows for 1,5 years now and it’s so refreshing and exciting to see our favorite bands back on stage — no online stream, no pre-record, no holograms or whatever replacement of an actual live set. AFI have just announced their 26-show Bodies tour in support of the latest album of the same name.
Bodies was released a bit over a week ago, June 11, meaning the band’s first studio album in 4 years — since 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album). The tour is kicking off exactly in eight months from the album release date, February 11, 2022.
This headlining tour has surely been a long wait. Fans last saw AFI on stage back in 2017 on the Blood tour. You can see the band’s official announcement the new tour below. In the video post, AFI’s live pics are shown with the first song off their album, ‘Twisted Tongues’, playing on the background. Interestingly, the band had written ‘Twisted Tongues’ even before the pandemic unfolded, so fans can now feel the difference between AFI’s sound «before and after».
Tickets for Bodies tour will be on sale Friday, June 25, while local presales kicking off 24h before. You can purchase the tickets via the band’s website.
On tour, AFI will be supported by darkwave synth-pop band Cold Cave. The band has recently released its newest EP, Fate In Seven Lessons.
Life is slowly getting back to normal for AFI, and hopefully, without more delays. Initially, album Bodies was supposed to come out way earlier. But both the album release and the performance at the U.K.-based 2000trees festival got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new AFI album offers a bit different sound, compared to what Davey Havok & Co. used to share. Besides, Bodies includes a writing contribution from The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. The masterminds of the two bands came up with a non-trivial ‘Dulcería’, which dropped on April 9.
“Every album is an opportunity to show people a snapshot of our evolution,” bassist Hunter Burgan said about Bodies album. “And with this band, it’s always something fresh. We’ve been playing together for so long that I have a deep understanding of each of my bandmates’ musical styles, and yet I am still pleasantly surprised by the new things they bring to each record.”
Be sure to check out the tracklist for the new AFI album below, along with the dates for the 2022′ Bodies tour.
Bodies Tour Dates:
02/11/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
02/12/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
02/14/22 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
02/15/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
02/18/22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
02/19/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
02/20/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin
02/22/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
02/23/22 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
02/25/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
03/01/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
03/03/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
03/05/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
03/08/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
03/09/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
03/11/22 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/12/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ the Rave/Eagles Club
03/13/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
03/15/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore Minneapolis
03/17/22 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
03/18/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
03/19/22 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
03/21/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
03/22/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
03/24/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/25/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
“Far Too Near”
“On Your Back”
“Escape From Los Angeles”
“Begging For Trouble”
“Back From The Flesh”
“Death Of The Party”
“Tied To A Tree”
[AFI Photo by Jacob Boll]