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Nothing opening AFI’s 2017 tour

Nothing at Bowery Ballroom
Nothing at Bowery Ballroom in July (more by Mimi Hong)

Popular goth-punks AFI have, for the most part, gone downhill, creatively, since their 2003 major label debut, but the early Nitro Records stuff still rips and at least they’re using their star power to put good small bands in front of large audiences, like Touche Amore and Youth Code. The latest band they’ll do this for is punkgazers Nothing, who dropped the solid Tired of Tomorrow on Relapse this year. Nothing will provide direct support to AFI on the second leg of their 2017 tour (the first leg has Chain Gang of 1974). All dates have Souvenirs opening.

AFI’s 2017 tour hits NYC on February 3 at Terminal 5, though the direct support hasn’t been revealed for this show yet (just them and Souvenirs are billed at the moment). Tickets for T5 go on sale Friday (12/9) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

While Nothing may or may not end up on that show, we know for sure that they have two NYC-area appearances this month. Their tour hits the Run For Cover festival at NYC’s Webster Hall on December 14 with Modern Baseball, mewithoutYou and more (tickets), and one of the two Thursday reunion shows at NJ’s Starland Ballroom. They play the 12/30 date which also has Sick Feeling and is sold out.

UPDATE (1/5): As expected, now that Nothing’s Webster Hall show is behind them, they were revealed as an opener on AFI’s Terminal 5 show.

AFI’s upcoming tour is in support of their upcoming tenth album, AFI (The Blood Album), which comes out on January 20 via Concord Music Group and follows 2013’s Burials. So far they’ve released three songs from the album, “Aurelia,” “White Offerings,” and “Snow Cats.” As far as modern-day AFI songs go, they’re not half bad — “White Offerings” evokes pretty strong Sing the Sorrow nostalgia. Listen below.

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AFI — 2017 Tour Dates
Friday, January 20, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*
Monday, January 23, 2017 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Seattle, WA The Showbox*
Friday, January 27, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot*
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre*
Monday, January 30, 2017 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater*
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
Friday, February 3, 2017 New York, NY Terminal 5**
Saturday, February 4, 2017 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club**
Monday, February 6, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer**
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Washington DC 9:30 Club**
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Friday, February 10, 2017 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live**
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre**
Monday, February 13, 2017 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Austin, TX Emo’s**
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall**
Friday, February 17, 2017 Tempe, AZ The Marquee**
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Las Vegas, NV The Joint**
Monday, February 20, 2017 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park**
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park**

*Featuring special guest Chain Gang of 1974
**Feature special guest Nothing
All shows feature Souvenirs as the opener

Nothing — 2017 Tour Dates
1.12 – Kyoto – Gattaca +
1.13 – Osaka – Pangea +
1.14 – Tokyo Shibuya – The Game +
1.15 – Tokyo Shinjuku – Antiknock +
1.18 – Quezon City, Philipine – Mow’s Bar
1.19 – Kuala Lumpur
1.20 – Singapore – Decline
1.21 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Rossi Musik Fatmawati
1.24 – Perth – Amplifier
1.25 – Adelaide – Crown and Anchor
1.27 – Brisbane – Crowbar
1.28 – Sydney – Newtown Social Club
1.29 – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
2.3 – Terminal 5 – NYC *
2.4 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston*
2.6 – UT – Philly*
2.7 – 9:30 – DC*
2.8 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore*
2.9 – Boones Bar – Charleston
2.10 – The Plaza Live – Orlando*
2.11 – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta*
2.13 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston*
2.14 – Emo’s – Austin*
2.15 – Southside Music Hall – Dallas*
2.17 – The Marquee – Phoenix*
2.18 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vegas*
2.19 – TBD
2.20 – Observatory North Park – SD*
2.21 – Observatory North Park – SD*
2.22 – Observatory North Park – SD*
2.24 – The Wiltern – LA*
2.25 – The Wiltern – LA*
2.26 – TBD – San Francisco
3.2 – TBD – Chicago
3.3 – TBD – Columbus
3.4 – TBD – Akron

+with Joy Opposites
*with AFI and Souvenirs

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