AFI fans has been buzzing with excitement as the band rolls out announcement after announcement these last couple of months. And with good reason – yesterday, AFI announced via the band’s social media channels, the much anticipated North American tour in support of the upcoming release, AFI (The Blood Album).
The Blood Tour will kick off on January 20th in Los Angeles, CA and will span roughly a month, taking the band through the United States and Canada. See below for all show dates. Support will come from Nothing, Chain Gang of 1974, and Souvenirs for all dates.
Every ticket purchased for select shows on “The Blood Tour” will include a download of AFI (The Blood Album). For more info, please visit the band’s official site. A special artist pre-sale is going on right now, tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, December 9th 10am local time.
Check out AFI’s latest single, “Aurelia” below:
AFI (The Blood Album) is the band’s first for Concord Records, and the first to be produced by guitarist Jade Puget, and co-produced by Matt Hyde. “It was a major evolution for me to step up into a producer role on this album, something that’s been germinating for a while,” says Puget. “It’s daunting to spend a year grinding it out in the writing room with Davey [Havok] and then turn around and produce what you’ve just written, but it was liberating in an artistic sense to guide the album from gestation to final product.”
As for working with Matt Hyde, Puget says, “Matt and I gelled really well and our approaches on recording dovetailed. He’s a great producer and was open to doing things differently than he normally would with no ego. For instance, I engineered, tracked, and produced all the vocals with just Davey and I in the room while we were tracking drums, which is an odd but very efficient way to make a record, and he was totally open to that. He was a great co-producer.”