BAD RELIGION Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

BAD RELIGION Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

Punk rock legends BAD RELIGION will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in September. The trek will kick off on September 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and wrap on October 8-9 with a two-night stand in Santa Ana, California.

Tour dates:

Sep. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Sep. 18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!
Sep. 19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sep. 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea. Here. Now.
Sep. 23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Sep. 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Sep. 26 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sep. 27 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Sep. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Sep. 30 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Oct. 02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct. 04 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
Oct. 05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Oct. 06 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Oct. 8-9 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct. 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock

Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. local time.

BAD RELIGION is touring in support of its latest album, “Age Of Unreason”, which was released in May via Epitaph Records.

Since BAD RELIGION‘s formative years they have steadfastly advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism. Now, when these values are in decline and nationalism and bigotry are on the rise, the group’s message has never been more essential. “Age Of Unreason” delivers a powerful and inspired response — a political and deeply personal treatise on all they believe in.

The songs on “Age Of Unreason” are both furious and meticulously crafted. There are references to contemporary events; racist rallies, Trump‘s election, the erosion of the middle class, Colin Kaepernick‘s protest, alternative facts, conspiracy theories, and there are homages to the literary and philosophical works that have long inspired the band.

“Age Of Unreason” is BAD RELIGION‘s 17th studio album and was co-produced by Carlos de la Garza.

This record is both a dire warning and testament to resilience. The overall message being — seek truth about the world and oneself.


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James Gang's Jimmy Fox Remembers Opening for Led Zeppelin on Day of Moon Landing

James Gang's Jimmy Fox Remembers Opening for Led Zeppelin on Day of Moon Landing

James Gang drummer recalls “overwhelming” experience on the same day Apollo 11 made history.

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Album

BLACK STONE CHERRY Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Album

In a brand new interview with Denim And Blether, BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist Ben Wells was asked how he and his bandmates find the opportunity to write new material when they spend so much time on the road. He responded (see video below): “It is hard sometimes. A lot of [2018’s] ‘Family Tree’ [album] was written while we were on tour. We got to the back of the tour bus and we had a guitar and set up a computer and just recorded ideas. And that’s fun, because it helps some of those days on the road — if you have days off where you’re kind of just sitting around doing nothing, it keeps us going. So we’re always being creative. It is hard, though, to be fully focused on writing new material while we’re on tour, because you’re in show mode. We’re thinking about the show and the setlist and what songs we’re gonna be doing, and we wanna get out and walk around and do stuff. So it’s hard to dedicate enough time. But you’ve just gotta do it.”

He added: “Yesterday at soundcheck, we came up with a new riff and I got my phone and recorded it and then we stored it. So when it does come time to actually write a new album, we’ve already got a lot of ideas that we’ve kind of been saving up. That’s the good part about it.”

BLACK STONE CHERRY will embark on a U.S. co-headline tour with THE LACS in the fall.

“Family Tree” came out in April 2018. As was the case on 2106’s “Kentucky”, the BLACK STONE CHERRY members opted to produce and track “Family Tree” at David Barrick‘s Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky, the same studio where the four-piece recorded its eponymous debut.

BLACK STONE CHERRY recently completed a 27-date U.S. tour in support of “Family Tree”. The trek included festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder Mountain Music Park and the Tail Winds Music Festival.

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TOM MORELLO Calls DONALD TRUMP An 'Orange-Faced Demagogue'

TOM MORELLO Calls DONALD TRUMP An 'Orange-Faced Demagogue'

In a brand new interview with NME, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello spoke about the fact that all of his bands have acted as the voice of the same disenfranchised people that Donald Trump is being presented as the champion of.

“I think that the symptoms of people feeling left behind by the global economy, Donald Trump provides an easy — and not just Donald Trump; I think it’s Brexit as well, and in Brazil there’s a right-wing, populist fascist in power,” he said (see video below). “People who are left behind by the neoliberal policies — white working-class people, generally — are susceptible to demagogues who use racism and and anti-immigration sentiment to stir them up so they don’t focus on what the real problem is, which is a system that underserves the planet. The planet who own and run the planet don’t deserve to, and they’re running it into the ground. They’re creating a miserable environmental state of affairs and economic state of affairs for a lot of people. Now, one of the reasons why we’ve been playing music for as long as we have is to provide an alternative set of ideals — like progressive politics, solidarity, environmental sanity, anti-racism, anti-fascism — as another way to deal with the inequities of life, rather than listening to some orange-faced demagogue saying it’s the Muslims’ fault, it’s the Mexicans’ fault. Trust me, it’s not. It’s his fucking fault. [Laughs]”

Added RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE drummer Brad Wilk: “And at the end of the day, it’s not gonna even matter if we don’t get the environment right. It’s not gonna matter who it is. By 2028, they said all the glaciers in India are gonna be gone. So think about that, and think about that happening all around the world. We’re not gonna be able to survive that. It’s gonna be a horrific situation. So we should do something soon.”

Continued Tom: “The cornerstone message of all the bands we’ve been in is that the world is not going to change itself; that is up to you. And the people who have changed the world in progressive, radical or even revolutionary ways throughout history have been people that had no more money, courage, power, influence or creativity than anybody watching or listening to this right now. So get off your ass and do it.”

Last fall, Morello, who has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first onstage protest in 1993, said that the best way to fight Trump is mass resistance to counter politicians who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. He also described Trump‘s first two years in office as “an abomination.”

Morello‘s latest solo LP, titled “The Atlas Underground”, was released in October.

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