Posted in music | tour dates on January 27, 2012

refused

Surprised we are not, but we are excited to exclusively announce that Refused have added ANOTHER NYC show at Terminal 5 after the immediate sellout of the previously announced show on 4/23. The newly added date is 4/22 at Terminal 5. Tickets (which will be on Ticketmaster) go on sale Wednesday at noon (don't sleep).

All tour dates and a couple of videos below.

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Refused - Rather be dead

Refused - New Noise

REFUSED - 2012 TOUR DATES
Apr 13 Coachella Music Festival Indio, CA
Apr 18 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
Apr 20 Coachella Music Festival Indio, CA
Apr 22 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Apr 23 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Apr 27 Monster Bash Berlin, Germany
Apr 29 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium
Jun 04 Arena Fiera Di Rho Milano, Italy
Aug 09 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 10 Øya Festival Oslo, Norway

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Comments (67)

THANK GOD

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:16 PM

yyyyyyyyyyessssssssssss

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:18 PM

I am really surprised. Was this band ever that big? I have listened to hc, punk and metal for 25 years and always thought they were very minor.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:23 PM

Was Neutral Milk Hotel ever that big? How about the Pixies? Pavement? How many tickets do you think The Smiths could sell now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:28 PM

who's act are they stealing these days?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:29 PM

How can you compare the Pixies and Smiths to refused? Srsly? I bet Refused never headlined in NYC for more than a few hundred in their prime.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:31 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:32 PM

Paid $80 on Stubhub even though i knew they would do another show because i just wanted it over with. This show has caused me so much stress already...

Posted by tc | January 27, 2012 2:34 PM

Way to go, tc. You enable the scalpers we all complain about.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:41 PM

Hey, you got some Limp Bizkit in my Nation of Ulysses!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:42 PM

2:31 I can compare them because they're all bands that have broken-up for 10+ years and have come back much, much more popular when it was time to reunite.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:46 PM

2:23-never that big in their time but "The shape of punk to come" was on of the most influential albums of the genre for post/punk bands to follow. Anyone that says otherwise is mistaken. If you listen to it now you could have thought it came out last week. All the dbags that say they stole other bands acts have their heads up their a$$es. Ask some of the major post punk bands that came out in the 90's or 2000's and almost all of them list Refused as an influence

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:50 PM

2:46- Yes, but Refused are not even in the league, talent-wise of those bands. They were always a poor man's Quicksand to me anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:51 PM

I wasn't comparing their music or talent, just the fact that the lure for these bands continues to grow over the years. Absence make the heart, etc. Also, Refused are pretty fucking talented imho.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:54 PM

blatant thieves! just shameless.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:03 PM

Quicksand reunion...now THAT is something I'd go to!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:03 PM

I can't wait to buy tix for $10 under face on 4/22

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:04 PM

Compare Refused to Pixes and Pavement for whatever reason and you have just done a great job as exposing yourself as a genuine fool. Keep up the good work jackarse!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:04 PM

Refused > Quicksand
but...
MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Danny Brown, LED Sound System, Mumfords & Sons > Refused

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:05 PM

Quicksand coachella 2013

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:06 PM

3:04 Why is that foolish? Because you said so?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:08 PM

2:54- fair enough. I do remember seeing Refused in a much smaller venue. There was not a huge buzz at all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:17 PM

The band stole their whole act! Why is everyone ok with this? I mean their whole act (music, artwork, politics, clothes etc.). Maybe they were influential, but really they could only be influential to people too young to remember the source material they apologetically appropriated. And given the politics they espoused, the fact that they are playing a reunion show at T5 for $0 a ticket is laughable. Fuck these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:18 PM

"we will never play together again and we will never try to glorify or celebrate what was."

I guess they "refused" to live up to their own words.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:19 PM

3:05- so Mumford and Sons are better than Quicksand? Are you fucking high?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:19 PM

TROOOLLLL, 3:05 IS A TROOOOLLLLL!
Don't feed the troll, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:19 PM

Refused ripping off NOU wouldn't be as bad if The International Noise Conspiracy didn't rip-off The Make-Up just as hard.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:20 PM

3:19- There is trolling, and then there is stupidity so bad it has to truly represent the poster's thoughts. No troll would post something that stupid. It would be too obvious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:22 PM

Sveonius is on record as saying he broke up Make Up "due to the large number of counter-gang copy groups which had appropriated their look and sound and applied it to vacuous and counter-revolutionary forms"

That doesn't sound like a Refused reunion at T5 at all does it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:28 PM

3:18, name a truly original band that formed after 1980. Ok.............GO!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:30 PM

and to add to that "maybe they were influential" Pretty sure thats how you become relevant in the scene which we know as MUSIC

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:31 PM

^there is nothing wrong with being influenced by another band. But these guys jacked the bands whole style. Lock, stock & barrel. It's fucked up. What makes it worse is Sveonius and company have walked it like they talked it in terms of their politics. These clowns came in, completely copied them, talked a big game politics wise, and then decide to go on a reunion tour charging $30 a ticket and playing places like T5. If you can't see what's fucked up about that, you're somewhat dim.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:35 PM

If it makes any feel any better, I only got into Nation of Ulysses because I liked Refused so much and heard they were a big influence...

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:43 PM

3:20, that was the funniest part. They didn't just rip of one of Svenonious's bands, they ripped off two!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:46 PM

So much for being anti-capitalists and all.

Posted by wingwalker77 | January 27, 2012 3:51 PM

^yeah that Dennis Lyxzen dude is Single White Female status is his creepiness.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:51 PM

The invisible hand of the free market at work.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:51 PM

3:51 yup and Sveonius has been doing this for 25 years and is STILL playing DIY shows.

Sorry, but it has to be said: Refused = clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:54 PM

Refused inspired all that Nu Metal shit and are huge now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:22 PM

When the stuff hits the fan.I am coming for you post-hardcore crackers in the indie scene. When i gets hongry, me and my boys gonna find you in your rock clubs and gonna eat all yall’s beans and franks. And then we gonna chase your old ladies into the baffroom. I might drink some of your beer and run your fixed gear bike into a live oak tree.Then I am gona play your old Hey Mercedes records. I am your worst nightmare, I am Jamarcus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:37 PM

Svenonious noted his hatred of "that Swedish band" around the time the reunion was announced.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:39 PM

I could give a fuck about their "politics" or what band(s) they ripped off. What I do know is that they made a record that I really like, I never got to see them when they were originally around and now I can. The show is going to be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:55 PM

^deep thinker here

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:10 PM

Wait until the Hives and Silverchair get back together, they're gonna be huge bro

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:26 PM

uhhh hives never broke up

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:38 PM

"Wait until the Hives and Silverchair get back together, they're gonna be huge bro"

Both bands are still together.

And a Quicksand reunion won't happen as long as they keeps putting out that Rival Schools garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:39 PM

i can't wait till scalpers buy up all the tix again, and the whining starts all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 6:27 PM

Seriously? Nation of Ulysses were a bunch of swedish marxists who mixed jazz, electronica and ska with hardcore music? That's like saying NOU ripped of the Dead Kennedys because they both wore leather jackets and talked about politics. Dude, listen to Shape of Punk to Come. You might not like it, (and thats okay) but the idea that they were ripping anyone off is absurd. You're seemingly basing this all on a bitchy, off-the-cuff remark Ian Svenonious may or may not have made in the late nineties, come on.

Posted by K. | January 27, 2012 7:50 PM

..Plus, Refused have a MUCH bigger audience than NOU and playing for 50 people in a shitty bar somewhere might be more "DIY" but it would also mean screwing over so many fans who have been dying to see them in the last 10+ years.

Posted by K. | January 27, 2012 7:53 PM

Hey, you got some Limp Bizkit in my Nation of Ulysses!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:42 PM

Hilarious and true. Nation Of Ulysses were great live and original.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 8:52 PM

I love the wikipedia entry for this band:

"Refused may have been influenced by both Born Against and The Nation of Ulysses in terms of approach, ideology, and sound."

They also may have colossally missed the point in while mining the surface elements of those bands in the most clueless, shallow manner possible.

I look forward to the "NOU/Born Against influenced" rider submitted to Terminal 5.


Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 6:52 AM

Half the hype for this show, at least from
scalpers, comes the sold out coachella shows. Their name was listed high and it sold out right away. Same for other reunited bands on that feat playing shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 8:20 AM

haha @7:50 so they ripped off nou and op ivy?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 10:53 AM

wow, no one mentions them ripping off swing kids who were inspired by NOU.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 8:31 PM

every fucking metal band ripped off black sabbath. who cares?

songs to fan the flames and shape of punk to come are both stellar records. NOU are great as well. i talked to ian in person about refused and he said it's swedish culture to wear your influences on your sleeve and didn't seem too upset about it.

will be going to both nights.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2012 2:44 AM

To the guy so heartily defending Ian Svenonious, may I direct you to this video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiov0h87ajw

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2012 12:51 PM

Lots of bands were influenced by Born Against but stealing their song titles and sounding like rage against the machine is just corny

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2012 4:04 PM

rage against the machine is corny as fuck. who would want to sound like them?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2012 6:22 PM

6 minutes later the 4/22 show is sold out too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:12 PM

6 minutes.. try 6 seconds...

Posted by Rinjo Njori | February 1, 2012 12:16 PM

no one's complaining...I guess fans got their tix.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:42 PM

I was on the phone with with a rep at exactly 12 o'clock on tickets were already sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:51 PM

I don't get it, what track on "Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent" or "The Shape of Punk to Come" sounds anything like Rage Against The Machine?

So they "stole" ideas from NOU, big deal. They made something great with it, how can you not like the two albums mentioned above? They're both so good. Musicians have been stealing from other musicians since the beginning of time. Refused sure as hell weren't the first and won't be the last.

This whole thing about their political views and playing Terminal 5 is ridiculous also. They're not kids anymore, people change their views and ideals over time. I used to write "political" songs when I was younger too. I write political in quotations because I didn't know what the hell I was talking about.

How is anyone supposed to see them if they play some small venue? They can play Madison Square Garden for all I care, that way those of us who couldn't get tickets could see them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:52 PM

^ Right on.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 3:15 PM

Refused were inspired by the International Situationist and reference them in their song " Protest Song of 68." A little more dangerous than Rage Against the Machine.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 8:37 PM

Now neither show is sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2012 4:38 PM

what I'd figure it would be sold out

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 1:37 PM

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