Politics and Protests

‘SILENCE=VIOLENCE’ JAN/FEB 2018 U.S. TOUR

December 20, 2017

The mission of the Trump regime has been clear from day one, the normalization of bigotry. Dangerous rhetoric has become dangerous policy that has put countless in harms 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. Our aim is to do that at every show we play across the US.

Our society can maintain a status quo of violence and hatred, go back to masking that same hatred and violence in neoliberal wrapping paper, or forge a new society that is inclusive, egalitarian and just for all. It is our optimistic view, even in these dark times, that the latter is within reach.

Each band on this tour is predicated upon an ethic of caring about more than just themselves. To carve out a few hours in a day, in each city, where we can be comfortable in our own skin… free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, bigotry of any kind… this is not an opportunity that any of us tread upon lightly. We’re excited to throw these small celebrations of unity in hopes that it can leave all that attend with a sense of community and organization that will help fuel our collective ability to create positive change and leave things better than we found them.

SILENCE=VIOLENCE U.S. TOUR 2018
Anti-Flag, Stray From The Path, The White Noise, Sharptooth

1/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
1/17 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
1/18 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
1/19 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
1/20 Denver, CO – The Summit
1/21 Salt Lake City, UT –Metro Music Hall
1/23 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
1/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
1/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
1/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
1/27 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
1/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
1/30 San Diego, CA – SOMA
1/31 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
2/02 Austin, TX – Mohawk
2/03 Houston, TX – Walters
2/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
2/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/07 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
2/08 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
2/10 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
2/11 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

With every tour we do, we want to try to find a way to make it about more than just songs or records or a T-shirt or a band… bringing peta2, A Voice For The Innocent, and Love Hope Strength along on this run is an extension of that idea.

Like all Anti-Flag tours we will have a slew of other organizations tabling at each show, but to have these three organization committed to the entire tour is a great privilege for all of us involved in the Silence=Violence tour. To have a space for the culture’s consistently changing conversation on sexual assault and sexual violence, to have a space for the conversation about the ethical treatment of all living things, to have the space for a conversation on ways the people at the show can literally help save folks lives, is 100% what we believe punk rock should be about.

 

updates: Mexico, protests, and vegan pulled pork.

April 20, 2017

We’re playing VANS WARPED TOUR MEXICO on May 27th!
tickets are available HERE.

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Before our show in Luxembourg this Sunday we’ll be in Cologne, Germany, to join the anti-adf protests:

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Groezrock is just over a week away and we are looking forward to going back. We’ve collaborated with our friends at Just Like Your Mom Catering to bring Vegan Pulled Pork to Groezrock. A portion of the profits from the Vegan Pulled Pork will go to benefit Hardcore Help Foundation. You can find more on their latest campaign here: www.hardcore-help.org/water-is-life

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“YOU’RE FIRED!” video

April 5, 2017

Video edited and animated by Chris Fafalios.
Live footage filmed by Dillon Flowers of Grey Fox Live.

“Live Vol. 1” available now!
LP: http://a-frecords.limitedrun.com/prod…
MP3: https://anti-flag.bandcamp.com/album/…

EUROPE TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK! http://www.anti-flag.com/tour-dates/

I AM ANTI-ISLAMOPHOBIA

January 19, 2017

I AM ANTI-CLASSISM

January 17, 2017

ROCK AGAINST THE TPP – PITTSBURGH!

October 5, 2016

ROCK AGAINST THE TPP Pittsburgh is happening November 3 at Mr. Small’s Theatre! The show is FREE with RSVP: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/pittsburgh-pa/

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PITTSBURGH, PA––Pittsburgh-based punk band Anti-Flag will headline a free concert at Mr Smalls Theater on Thursday, November 3rd, as part of the nationwide “Rock Against the TPP” tour, which features high profile musicians and celebrities sounding the alarm about the dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the unpopular corporate deal that has been a contentious issue this election year. The show runs from 6pm – 11pm and will also feature legendary Pittsburgh labor singer Anne Feeney, buzzworthy bi-lingual rockers Downtown Boys, plus Taina Asili, Evan Greer, Ryan Harvey, and Son of Nun, as well as speakers from a wide range of organizations opposing the TPP.

See more details and a full lineup here: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/pittsburgh-pa

See PHOTOS & VIDEO from previous stops here.

The TPP has little to do with trade, but instead grants multinational corporations extraordinary new powers to threaten jobs, the environment, affordable medicine, free speech, and food safety.

Anti-Flag are one of the most popular musical acts to emerge from Pittsburgh, and tour extensively performing politically charged punk rock that’s half circle pit, half picket line. The band issued the following statement ahead of the November 3rd concert:

“The Rock Against The TPP shows that we have played across the US and Canada were so amazing that we had to curate one in our beloved hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, an international epicenter of the labor movement  – a city where union loyalty and the fight for human rights courses through the veins of its citizens to this very day. The Rock Against The TPP shows are beyond educational, they’re inspirational. They are a true testament to music’s ability to bring people together and create positive change; a rally to energize us all to continue to fight against The TPP and all of the ills it will bring to the world.”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about ‘free trade,’ it’s about corruption,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future and lead organizer of the tour, “we’re harnessing the power of music and culture to sound the alarm about this corporate power grab and stop it in its tracks.”

Organized by digital rights group Fight for the Future in partnership with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and riot-folk singer Ryan Harvey’s record label Firebrand Records, previous stops on the Rock Against the TPP tour have featured high-profile participants including actress Evangeline Lilly, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, legendary punk band Anti-Flag, Danbert Nobacon of the UK sensation Chumbawamba, and ANTI records songwriter Jolie Holland. The roadshow has already drawn large crowds in Denver, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Toronto.

The Rock Against the TPP tour brings together a broad coalition of supporters including digital rights groups, labor unions, environmental groups, and small businesses, and is sponsored by Backbone Campaign, Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America (CWA), CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, the Teamsters, and United Steelworkers. The Pittsburgh stop is also backed by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, PA Fair Trade Coalition, and Fight Back Pittsburgh.

Learn more at https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org

Rock Against the TPP!

July 19, 2016

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We’ll be playing acoustic sets at the following ‘ROCK AGAINS THE TPP’ shows:

July 23: Denver, CO w/ Tom Morello, Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly, Flobots + more

August 19: Seattle, WA w/ Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly + more

August 20: Portland, OR w/ Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly, Downtown Boys + more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a legally binding deal between 12 governments, including the U.S., that was negotiated in total secrecy with hundreds of corporate lobbyists helping draft the text. If ratified, it would be the largest backroom deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good paying jobs, the environment, internet freedom, food safety, and our basic democratic process.

The biggest challenge we’re facing in the fight to stop the anti-democratic TPP agreement is that too many people still don’t know what it is.

That’s a real problem. And corporate lobbyists are hoping to exploit it to quietly rush the TPP through Congress this Fall.

Fortunately, ROCK AGAINST THE TPP will help sound the alarm: Click here to take action and learn more!

Our friends at digital rights group Fight for the Future, legendary guitarist Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave), and his new label Firebrand Records have come together to organize Rock Against the TPP––a nationwide roadshow featuring high profile speakers and performers coming together to educate the public about the grave threat that the TPP poses to our most basic rights. The tour is sponsored by Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America, CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, and the Teamsters.

Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, and teach-ins, educating people who have never heard of the TPP before, we are igniting a mass movement to stop TPP in its tracks.

Click here to join the fight to stop the TPP!

The Rock Against the TPP tour is kicking off in Denver, CO on Saturday, July 23rd, with an all-star lineup and a diverse group of organizations working together to make an impact.

For more information please visit: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org

“VICTORY IS PEACE” Art Exhibition Opens 2/12 in Munich

February 10, 2016

SHEPARD FAIREY x NONÅME x ANTI-FLAG

“VICTORY IS PEACE” opens at the Positive-Propaganda exhibition space in Munich this Friday, Feb. 12.

Original artworks will be on show by the internationally renowned street-artists and activists Shepard Fairey (US) and NoNÃ…ME (EU). Anti-Flag’s Justin and Chris #2 will be performing acoustic at the exhibition opening Friday.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:00pm an artist talking will take place at Café Jasmin in Munich’s Maxvorstadt district. Justin and Chris will also be performing acoustic.

Spaces are VERY LIMITED for both the acoustic performance at 8pm Friday and the artist talk/acoustic set on Saturday at 7pm, so please pre-register by sending an e-mail to talk@positive-propaganda.org if you wish to attend. The final names will be drawn via raffle. So others have a chance to attend, please apply for either the show opening or the artist talk.

 

Positive-Propaganda will be selling very limited edition screen prints to coincide with the show. The print is signed by Shepard, NoNÅME, Chris #2, and Justin Sane.  For info on how you can get a print click here.

 

For more info on VICTORY IS PEACE please visit Positive-Propaganda.org

 

“Sky Is Falling” Lyric Video

May 1, 2015

STOP DRONE STRIKES!

“In incident after incident, eye-witnesses told us of watching civilians being burned alive, or of losing parents, siblings and children in U.S. drone strikes. Civilians wanted to know why they had been targeted when they were not affiliated with al-Qaeda. They wanted justice.”

— Abdulrasheed al Faqih, executive director of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/new-report-details-civilian-harm-us-drone-strikes-yemen

 

 

NYC! “Human Rights Salon: A Discussion with Amnesty International”

January 26, 2015
Friends,
We are excited to announce “Human Rights Salon: A Discussion with Amnesty International.” The panel discussion will take place February 5th during our “Terror State” show in New York City at The Gramercy Theater and feature activists and members of Amnesty International, along with members of Anti-Flag.
You can participate by sending your questions via twitter using the hashtag #AskAmnestyNYC.
We will be performing “The Terror State” album in its entirety. Special guests include Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir.
Doors are at 7pm, and the show is All Ages. Tickets available here: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004D842C0EAC7D

Much love and respect,
Anti-Flag