Posted in metal | music | tour dates on July 14, 2014

Mina Caputo
Mina Caputo

Against Me! put out six studio albums in the past 12 years, and arguably just keep getting better. Brooklyn's Life of Agony put out classic metalcore album "River Runs Red" in 1993, two more albums before 1998, and then just continued to reunite every so often without new material, not counting their short-lived attempt at a comeback with their mostly-ignored new album on Epic in 2005. Nobody should be surprised then that Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel's transformation to Laura Jane Grace received tons of attention, while LOA's Keith Caputo's transformation to Mina Caputo received much less (it was cool of Laura to have Mina open some shows for her though).

I think most Life of Agony fans thought LOA was finished for good. They already aren't an active band, and it's just hard to imagine Mina Caputo fronting LOA at this point. Maybe Against Me!'s success at making it work inspired them though, because earlier this year LOA announced they would return to the stage with Mina to play some European festivals (they were always bigger in Europe), and now a local show is officially happening too...

Life of Agony will play Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on Saturday, September 13th. Tickets on sale Friday, July 18th at noon.

All dates are listed below...

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM (w. Marilyn Manson)
2014 08 16 ELB-RIOT FESTIVAL HAMBURG, GERMANY (w. Machine Head)
2014 08 17 X-ROCKFEST FESTIVAL, HERFORD, GERMANY (w. Machine Head)



Comments (25)

I saw Against Me! play at a scary venue in Sayreville, NJ, a few years ago. The aggro was off the charts.

Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:08 AM

This would be interesting to see how the meatheads are going to handle him coming out dressed in full drag and singing "River Runs Red"

I still think their album "Ugly" was hard as fuck.

Good for him though, live your life for you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:16 AM

Not drag, complete transitioned woman (I believe).

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:37 AM

What's the big deal . Guys have been dressing up like women in rock and roll for years New York dolls , motley Crüe , twisted sister etcetc

Just because we are so PC today this is some big deal ?

Until he gets his nards cut off he's still a dude just dressed in women's clothing

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:06 PM

First, I'm all for adults making whatever decisions make them happy. No ones getting hurt, so it's all business.

Music question though with an attempt at PC pronouns:: Is her voice still deep? That was a huge part of what made LOA so great...that voice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:09 PM

was this headline fucking necessary?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:13 PM

Here's a solo song from earlier this year. The vocals are maybe a little less deep, but still pretty great! I bet the LOA songs will work. I mean, I'm sure they rehearsed a bit to make sure. I'd go see them> I went to the Irving Plaza reunion shows and had a great time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:15 PM

Be careful that statement sounds homophobic
And may be removed

We are hear to celebrate diversity and all the taxes
That will be imposed who are not transgender

Now let's all hold hands and sing koombayahh

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:17 PM

Will Mina or whatever it is get in the pit and mosh
With the fans and stage dive

Or will she prance around stage like a women
Giggling and putting on lipstick

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:19 PM

Rick ta Life here...I'll b protestin' dis show big time outside. Dis ain't metal or hardcore. Straight up wierdo shit. NYHC Represent!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:19 PM

I grew up with plenty of Hardcore, and all the takeaway messages I took were of positivity and inclusion. PMA!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:21 PM

Fuck yeh sing it rick

This is wack shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:21 PM

Does Mina still have his frank and beans?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:22 PM

Talk about ugly kid joe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:42 PM

Was River Runs Red about jealousy of menstruation?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:48 PM

are we all breezing over the fact River runs red was referred to as a "Metalcore classic"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:00 PM

Fuckin' freakshow

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:13 PM

Always hated Life of Agony, what a sorry fucking band. That singers voice was the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:39 PM

was never a fan of this band, but stoked to see a lot of people are excited.

PS - re: "complete transitioned woman"

damn they figured out the DNA hurdle. awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 3:23 PM

I wonder how many sausages will be sporting wood and trying to kiss the singer

She's not a bad looking tranny
I'd do her / him

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 4:08 PM

Wow I think Jersey is a BAD IDEA to play. They're not as accepting as NYC when it comes to transgender and homosexual stuff. I wouldn't be shocked if they get booed off stage of anyone shows up at all. I get a bad feeling the hammer skins from Atlantic City may try and pull shit at this show. I hope not

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 9:36 AM

NJ show in Sayreville with Mina fronting? Mark my words, this is a bad idea.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 11:23 AM

Trannies totally give the best head, try it and see dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 12:46 PM

I just saw L.O.A. at elbriot and x-fest in germany and they were absolutely fantastic. Mina sings great, better than ever as keith. Seems a lot more relaxed in stage. I have to say: reading the comments here there seems to be a lot of idiots in the world. Why can't some people respect that mina says there is more than just male and female!? Maybe we don't feel it er geht it, but that doesn't mean it's not true. Don't be an ignorant stupid dickhead!

Posted by holli h | August 18, 2014 3:01 AM

This album is like the first time I've watched 2 girls 1 cup. It grossed me out but then I learned to love it.

Posted by Harmony | November 5, 2014 4:38 AM

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