Posted in metal | music | tour dates on January 9, 2012

by BBG

Refused

That's correct, you read right. And in a recent Facebook post they confirm that...

REFUSED ARE NOT FUCKIN' DEAD
Refused WILL reunite to play Coachella 2012. No word on any additional dates, but we'll keep an eye out. Refused called it quits in 1998 and reissued their landmark LP The Shape of Punk To Come in 2010.

Full Coachella lineup HERE.

UPDATED: The band has issued a statement... doesnt sound too promising for more touring.....

UPDATED AGAIN: The band has added a show at Way Out West festival in Sweden and according to a report, "additional dates will be made official".

We had a band once, in UmeƄ. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a "big show". We were ambitious, but we didn't think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It's a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn't make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.

It's been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We've all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we've all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We've sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who've just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.

But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: "- This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let's just do it, one last time." And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.

We never did "The shape of punk to come" justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there's this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who've kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.
We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.

See you in the pit.

//Refused

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Comments (42)

AHHHHHHHH


MY PENIS IS OS HARDDDD

Posted by FUCKKKK | January 9, 2012 7:47 PM

the end of the world.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:54 PM

that's cool. i'm digging the church of noise project too. but no one on here will like it. oh well, let the bashing begin:

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:56 PM

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:00 PM

@8pm these guys? http://youtu.be/v3QwEVi1IqU

one third of above was/is of this band: http://youtu.be/72vEVSt6lpo

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:03 PM

This is a band that made an amazing album and couldn't pull it off live.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:25 PM

So at Coachella celebrities dress up as hippies to see metalcore bands?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:29 PM

Inflatable Children maybe there too!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 9:26 PM

Now there's the possibility of doing the Shape of Punk to Come as you intended??? By playing to a bunch of hipsters paying 350 bucks a ticket and you all cashing in??? Wow, I wish Refused was still fucking dead

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:28 PM

I hope the play New York. I got into Refused after they made my favorite album of theirs and then broke-up, but I always liked Dennis in The International Noise Conspiracy and have always wanted to see Refused play a show. I really like their music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:33 PM

nation of ulysses>refused

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:46 PM

so much bacon its not even funny

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:13 PM

are they trying to rectify the fact that 90% of the people affected by their legacy are nu-metal bro's?

shifty shellshock is stooooooooooooooked!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:19 PM

i refuse to eat the sausage

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:55 PM

Eat the Inflatable Children!

They taste good!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:43 AM

Cheesy as hell

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:50 AM

they sound like linkin park

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:57 AM

Pretty solid line-up for Coachella. Finally, they got it right.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 6:47 AM

The shape of sell outs to come.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 7:30 AM

ATDI and refused in 1 week, awesome news

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 7:54 AM

The BK Waterfront will be busy this summer with cash cow reunions!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 10:09 AM

"REFUSED ARE NOT FUCKIN' DEAD"


I love how a "punk" band that was lame to begin with tries to aound all badass with a quote like this. Keep trying there boys.


PS: "The Shape of Punk To Come" is one of the stupidest, lame album titles ever, right next to "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb".

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 10:24 AM

^It was an homage to Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come and a comment on all the different styles of music they adopted to try and break free from traditional punk/hardcore music. The album was everything punk could have become, but didn't. Probably because of people like you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 11:51 AM

2012 = Return of the Living Dead pt.1525255441

shit was lame when the first installment dropped.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 11:56 AM

10:24 u fukking asshat, the refused are fukking dead is the name of their documentary vid, go listen to some more U2 ya putz. Keep trying there BRO

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 1:14 PM

this band is so self-important it's laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 1:47 PM

Old Noise new!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 1:50 PM

"10:24 u fukking asshat, the refused are fukking dead is the name of their documentary vid"

Shows you how much I care about a band like them. Either way, it's still a lame reference. But oh well.

"...go listen to some more U2 ya putz. Keep trying there BRO"

How do you know what music some anonymous commenter likes (I don't care about U2 either)? Doesn't sound like I'm the putz here. Keep trying? Well, for the sake of you not getting a stroke I suggest you don't keep trying.

Enjoy life :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 2:05 PM

^^are u really fukken serious?? "How do you know what music some anonymous commenter likes" You mentioned a U2 album in your post u fukken twit. Get bent and go back to rollin stone-"shows how much i care about a band like them" then get the fuk outta here. Way to post a double fail, so keep tryin BRO

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:30 PM

"The album was everything punk could have become, but didn't. Probably because of people like you."

you're aware that they stole their style, sound, politics and esthetics from Nation of Ulysses right?

"The Shape of Punk To Come" haha, more like the shape punk came in seven years before they released it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:48 PM

the refused are fukking dead

sounds a little like

born against are fucking dead


this this band have any original idea?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:51 PM

^^^BWAHAHAHhahha-it was a hommage u tool. You guys really need to get learn-ed before u mkae yourselves sound like bigger a$$holes.....if that s possible. Here-ill wikipedia it for you

The film shares its name with one of the band's songs on The Shape of Punk to Come and is a reference to a song titled "Born Against Are Fucking Dead" by the New York Hardcore band Born Against.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 4:41 PM

Homage? Please, theses dudes were straight biters. They should be paying Svenonious royalties.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:21 PM

Amazing! I can't believe they finally overcame that disagreement. It was about the leads mom!

Posted by Jenny | January 10, 2012 5:28 PM

5:21 true dat. Why are people so into this band? Is it just kids who weren't around for the bands that this dude stole his whole act from? These guys were shameless biters.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:59 PM

The Inflatable Children had bite. Just not adult teeth.

Too young at the time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 12:50 AM

they stole what from Nation of Ulysses? you're a fucking turd man, a fucking turd. you bald, black rim glasses wearing graphic designer that will forever live with a roommate.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:59 AM

I once refused to eat stale pita triangles, so I ate the hummus with a spoon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:08 AM

Stay buried. It's too soon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 8:48 AM

"You mentioned a U2 album in your post u fukken twit."

I mentioned that one of their albums had one of the stupidest tiles ever. That doesn't mean I give a shit about them. Just HOW MUCH comprehension skills do you lack?


"Get bent and go back to rollin stone-"shows how much i care about a band like them" then get the fuk outta here. Way to post a double fail, so keep tryin BRO""


Lol, calm down, junior and come back to me when all the oxygen has come back to your brain. Health first.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 9:10 AM

Terminal 5 - April 23. Sold out. You guys asleep over there?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 10:02 PM

I do like refused.

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 3:26 PM

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