Please refer to the setlist provided.
The Chain Gang of 1974
Shortly after ‘Godless Girl’, Mohager dedicated “the entire set is going out to AFI.” The band played a lot of songs from their 2014’s Daydream Forever (Warner Bros. Records), but throwing in their new single ‘I Still Wonder’ near the end of their set... ending with ‘Wallflowers’.
As for AFI, they started in 1991, led by singer Davey Havok. Currently the band features only two original members, Havok and drummer Adam Carson.
The band broke mainstream success with Sing The Sorrow in 2003, but the truth is that they already had millions of fans leading up to their breakout album.
Of course, like most bands that started very young, Davey Havok’s influences changed over time... particularly moving away from their hardcore punk roots to something more like “Alt Press” type sound.
Still, hearing AFI’s fans all sing to every song, including new songs, tells me a lot about their fanbase. They are a hardcore, dedicated fanbase and they love every AFI songs, from old to new.
At the end of the show, feeling the strong, strong support from the crowd, Havok and company treated the fans with a double encore: the first set featuring ‘The Leaving Song’ and ‘This Celluloid Dream’ and the second featuring ‘Strength Through Wounding’ and ‘The Lost Souls’.
AFI’s self-titled album (aka The Blood Album) is available now on Concord Music Group. Their remaining tour dates:
02/07/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
02/08/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
02/10/17 Orlando, FL Plaza Live Orlando
02/11/17 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
02/13/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
02/14/17 Austin, TX Emo's
02/15/17 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
02/17/17 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
02/18/17 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
02/20/17 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
02/21/17 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
05/05/17 London, Alexandra Palace
05/06/17 Manchester, O2 Apollo Manchester
05/07/17 Glasgow, S.E.C.C.
06/10/17 Download Festival
06/15/17 Firefly Music Festival
AFI at First Ave, Minneapolis (30 Jan 2017)