AFI (new album Crash Love out now!)

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Crash Love is certainly not a concept album or rock opera by any stretch, but the songs are generally connected by a greater theme… The album title itself can be construed as a command, as a destructive kind of love, or as a desire for a relationship that’s heading inevitably toward disaster or flameout. The lyrics of some songs trace an arc from adoration to the desire to tear down the object of affection. These songs are written from perspectives both sympathetic and critical, as well from both the inside the relationship and outside.”–Davey Havok

Crash Love, AFI’s eighth full length studio album, released on September 29 on DGC/Interscope, is indeed informed not only by the ever-evolving chemistry between the musicians in the band but also by the members’ personal lives and perhaps most of all by the always intense relationship between AFI and its fans. The latter has intensified considerably over the most recent of AFI’s 18 years as a band, with 2006’s decemberunderground entering the chart at #1 with first week sales of nearly 200,000 and subsequent sold out shows at the Long Beach Arena and Bill Graham Civic as well as appearances on Saturday Night Live and at Live Earth–not to mention 2003’s Sing The Sorrow going platinum.

These experiences were bound to have an impact on four kids from Ukiah, California who formed a rudimentary punk band in 1991 with aspirations of playing in the SF Bay Area and possibly releasing a few singles and an LP or two.

You can buy the new album Crash Love now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD

For more on AFI, go to AFireInside.net and www.myspace.com/afi. Check out AFI’s tour dates below the video:

Tour Dates
Fri 10/02/09 Minneapolis, MN Epic Center

Sun 10/04/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Mon 10/05/09 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Wed 10/07/09 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom

Thu 10/08/09 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

Sat 10/10/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Sun 10/11/09 Pittsburgh, PA Zoo Entertainment Complex

Tue 10/13/09 Hartford, CT Webster Theater

Wed 10/14/09 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Fri 10/16/09 Rochester, NY Water St. Music Hall

Sat 10/17/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Mon 10/19/09 Richmond, VA The National

Wed 10/21/09 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center

Appearing at “mtvU Ulalume Festival”
Fri 10/23/09 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sun 10/25/09 Boston, MA House Of Blues

Tue 11/03/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

Wed 11/04/09 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Fri 11/06/09 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater

Sat 11/07/09 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

Mon 11/09/09 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit

Tue 11/10/09 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

Thu 11/12/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Fri 11/13/09 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

Sun 11/15/09 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues

Mon 11/16/09 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

Wed 11/18/09 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

Thu 11/19/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues

Sat 11/21/09 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

Appearing with Tegan and Sara
Mon 12/21/09 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Appearing at “Soundwave Festival”ParamoreJane’s AddictionMy Chemical Romance \ Faith No More
Sat 02/20/10 Brisbane, Australia R.N.A. Showgrounds

Sun 02/21/10 Eastern Creek, Australia Eastern Creek Raceway

Fri 02/26/10 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds

Sat 02/27/10 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park

Mon 03/01/10 Perth, Australia Steel Blue Oval

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