AFI Unveil New Album Title + Fall 2013 North American Tour Dates
Fans have patiently waited, scoured over every one of AFI's cryptic videos and blocked out the fall for the return of the band. Now the group is rewarding their fans by finally unleashing the details of their new album and booking a full-scale fall 2013 North American tour.
The new disc is titled 'Burials' and it's on the release schedule for an Oct. 22 street date. Frontman Davey Havok said of the disc, "The record is of silence, of burials, and the burials that result from that silence. It's of betrayal, cruelty, weakness, anxiety, panic -- deep and slow -- despair, injury and loss. And in this it is shamefully honest and resolutely unforgiving."
With a statement like that, it's easy to see that the darkness and despair felt throughout the band's newly released single 'I Hope You Suffer' will certainly hover over the remainder of the disc as well.
The group will incorporate 'I Hope You Suffer' into their fall 2013 touring. The band has announced a full schedule of dates to go along with their previously announced Riot Fest performances. Their North American tour launches Sept. 12 in Minneapolis, Minn. and continues into early November. Once the album arrives in stores, there might be more new music seeping its way into the set list, so keep an ear out.
In other AFI news, the band has contributed the song '17 Crimes' to the upcoming film, 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.' The song will also appear on the movie's soundtrack, which drops in stores Aug. 20.
AFI Fall 2013 North American Tour
9/12 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- Varsity Theater
9/13 -- Detroit, Mich. -- St. Andrews Hall
9/15 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Humboldt Park/Riot Fest
9/16 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- House of Blues
9/18 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- The Pageant
9/19 -- Lawrence, Kan. -- Granada Theater
9/21 -- Byers, Colo. -- May Farms, Riot Fest
10/7 -- Boston, Mass. -- Royale
10/8 -- Washington, D.C. -- 9:30 Club
10/10 -- New York, N.Y. -- Webster Hall
10/11 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Theatre of Living Arts
10/12 -- Sayreville, N.J. -- Starland Ballroom
10/14 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Club Zoo
10/15 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Bogart’s
10/17 -- Houston, Texas -- Warehouse Live
10/18 -- Austin, Texas -- Mohawk
10/20 -- Tempe, Ariz. -- Marquee Theatre
10/22 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Henry Fonda Theatre
10/23 -- San Diego, Calif. -- House of Blues
10/25 -- Pomona, Calif. -- Fox Theater
10/26 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- House of Blues
10/28 -- Santa Cruz, Calif. -- The Catalyst
10/29 -- Reno, Nev. -- Knitting Factory
10/31 -- Portland, Ore. -- Roseland Theatre
11/1 -- Seattle, Wash. -- The Showbox at the Market
11/2 -- Vancouver, British Columbia -- Commodore Ballroom