MUSIC NEWS: AFI Collaborate With Fans On New Music Video; Band To Tour with Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars

Multi-platinum alt-rock band AFI will be touring with Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars for a North American tour set to kick off August 8th at the Cruzan Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL (see full itinerary below).


AFI are touring in support of their electrifying new release BURIALS, praised by the Los Angeles Times as an album of “ferocious rock performances.” Led by “17 Crimes” and “I Hope You Suffer,” whose combined YouTube views are well past the two million mark, BURIALS entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 9 and the iTunes Alternative Chart at No. 2.  USA Today gave the album 3 (out of 4) stars, Alternative Press gave it 4 (out of 5), Rolling Stone hailed it as “massive-sounding” and Revolver proclaimed, “it may be the most brilliant record AFI has ever made.”


The band is continuing momentum with new single “A Deep Slow Panic” and a contest that sees them collaborating with fans for the song’s companion video. Entrants will be submitting 45-second clips of conceptual footage representing one of four themes: PANIC, ANXIETY, COLLAPSE and LOSS OF SELF. All entries will be featured on the AFI’s official site,, and those that make the final cut will be included in the song’s official video. One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-on-one Skype chat with the band. For more info, please visit


Spin recently premiered “A Deep Slow Panic,” which you can hear by clicking on the photo below.


Burials is AFI’s ninth full-length studio album and first for Republic Records. The Cali-based band recorded the album with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters) at East West Studios in Los Angeles. The record was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers).


Prior to the Linkin Park/Thirty Seconds To Mars tour, AFI will be playing shows in Mexico City, Lollapalooza dates in Argentina, Chile and Brazil and then joining Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Haim and more at Coachella. See dates below.


Mar 27 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Vive Latino

Mar 29 – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza

April 2 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza

April 4 – Bogota, Colombia @ Festival Estereo Picnic

April 6 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza

April 11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

April 18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

May 10 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Pointfest 


AFI with Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars dates:


Aug  8 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre

Aug 9 - Tampa, FL @ George M. Steinbrenner Field

Aug 12 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion

Aug 13 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 15 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 16 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

Aug 18 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug 19 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Aug 21 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Aug 23 -  Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau

Aug 24 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Aug 26 - St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair

Aug 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre

Aug 29 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

Aug 30 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Theatre

Sept 5 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

Sept 6 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sept 8 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre

Sept 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

Sept 13 - Quincy, WA @ The George Ampitheatre

Sept 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Sept 18 - Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Sept 19 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

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