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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Veteran Punk Act Anti-Flag to Play the Grog Shop in February

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:20 PM

click to enlarge JAKE STARK
  • Jake Stark
Given the political nature of the band's music, it’s likely that American Fall, the forthcoming effort from Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag will address the outcome of the recent presidential election.

Good Charlotte's Benji Madden produced the disc, due out Nov. 3.

Earlier today, the band announced a co-headline U.S. tour with Stray From the Path and openers the White Noise and Sharptooth. Dubbed Silence=Violence, the tour will kick off in January. It includes a Feb. 8 date at the Grog Shop.

“The mission of the Trump regime has been clear from day one, the normalization of bigotry,” reads a statement the band issued in announcing the tour. “Dangerous rhetoric has become dangerous policy that has put countless in harm’s way. It is the responsibility of all to be on the side of the marginalized and scapegoated and that is the goal of the aim of the Silence=Violence Tour. No longer can we allow people to sit on the sidelines in the fight for social and economic justice. Inaction makes you complicit. If oppressed people demanding space and dignity in our society is what is making you uncomfortable, perhaps it is because you are a bigot or fascist? We must spread empathy, not apathy."

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