What was your immediate reaction to the "sellout" stuff? Did you feel zen about it, or were you more like, "Fuck this"?

I think that's the knee-jerk reaction that happens. Obviously, when I was 23 years old and going through this, people were physically trying to fight us, slashing our tires. Stuff like that puts you in a really dissenting place. I definitely, at times, had that attitude of "Fuck you." But the thing that I was taught with punk rock was: Think for yourself. Don't listen to what other people tell you. Be happy to live your life. So I've only ever made decisions based on the facts that I've known to be true. A lot of that, I'm sure, was hard to explain to people, especially if you look at an album like [2010's] White Crosses, thinking... well, obviously I was reconciling a lot of things in my life, and what happened next. I was still wrapped up in all that, so my narrative at the time of all of these records was completely different than other people's. [Laura Jane Grace to SPIN]

Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace already has two US solo shows coming up in May (including one in NYC - tix), and in the following two months, the full band will go on a North American tour. Support comes from former My Chemical Romance member Frank Iero and San Francisco's Annie Girl & The Flight.

They're set to play NYC for Brooklyn's Northside Festival on June 13, but that show is still TBA. Meanwhile, they also have a NJ show on June 19 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (4/17). All dates are listed below.

Laura recently performed a solo acoustic rendition of "Pretty Girls (The Mover)" from 2005's Searching For A Former Clarity (one of the first songs to hint at her gender dysphoria) for the AV Club. You can watch that here. She was also just interviewed by SPIN for their new feature on revisiting past albums that the magazine awarded "Album of the Year." The album in question here is Against Me!'s major label debut, 2007's New Wave, and the excerpt above is of Laura talking about the accusations at the time of "selling out." You can read the rest of the interview here. Also, keep up with Laura's new advice column at Noisey.

List of Against Me! dates below...


Against Me! -- 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 15 Lucerna Music Bar (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Prague, Czech Republic
Apr 16 A38 (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Budapest, Hungary
Apr 17 Posthof (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Linz, Austria
Apr 18 DYNAMO (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 19 Live Forum (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Assago Mi, Italy
Apr 21 Backstage Werk (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Munich, Germany
Apr 22 E-Werk (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Erlangen, Germany
Apr 23 Schlachthof (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Wiesbaden, Germany
Apr 24 Faust (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Hannover, Germany
Apr 25 Burgerhaus Stollwerck (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Cologne, Germany
Apr 26 Columbia Club (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Berlin, Germany
Apr 28 Voxhall (w/ Joyce Manor) Århus C, Denmark
Apr 30 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 01 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium
May 02 La Cartonnerie (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Reims, France
May 03 La Flèche d'Or (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Paris, France
May 04 Le Nef Angoulême, France
May 05 Kafe Antzokia (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Bilbao, Spain
May 07 Paradise Garage (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Lisbon, Portugal
May 08 Sala Arena (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Madrid, Spain
May 09 SALA BIKINI (w/ Roger Harvey, Caves) Barcelona, Spain
May 22 Laura Jane Grace Presents Killing Me Loudly @ Hollywood Forever Los Angeles, CA
May 23 Bunkhouse (Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard) Las Vegas, NV
May 25 Laura Jane Grace Presents Killing Me Loudly @ City Winery New York, NY
May 29 Hi Fi (w/ Joyce Manor) Brisbane, Australia
May 30 Metro (w/ Joyce Manor) Sydney, Australia
May 31 Cambridge Hotel (w/ Joyce Manor) Newcastle, Australia
Jun 01 UOW UniBar (w/ Joyce Manor) Wollongong, Australia
Jun 03 Basement (w/ Joyce Manor) Canberra, Australia
Jun 04 Rosemount (w/ Joyce Manor) Perth Wa, Australia
Jun 05 Uni Bar (w/ Joyce Manor) Adelaide, Australia
Jun 06 CORNER HOTEL (w/ Joyce Manor) Melbourne, Australia
Jun 07 CORNER HOTEL (w/ Joyce Manor) Melbourne, Australia
Jun 12 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
Jun 13 Northside Festival Brooklyn, NY
Jun 15 Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theatre*
Jun 16 Charleston, SC - Music Farm*
Jun 17 Columbia, SC - Music Farm Columbia*
Jun 18 Norfolk, VA - Norva Theater*
Jun 19 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom*
Jun 20 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club*
Jun 21 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore*
Jun 23 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar*
Jun 24 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom*
Jun 26 Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall*
Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's*
Jun 28 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues - Cleveland*
Jun 30 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall*
Jul 1 Indianapolis, IN-Deluxe at Old National*
Jul 3 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre*
Jul 5 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's*
Jul 7 Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theater*
Jul 8 Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection*
Jul 11 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Theatre*
Jul 12 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre*
Jul 14 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall*
Jul 15 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall*
Jul 17 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre*
Jul 18 Project Pabst Portland, OR
Jul 19 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre*
Aug 04 Punk Rock Holiday Tolmin, Slovenia
Aug 06 Rocco del Schlacko Puttlingen, Germany
Aug 07 Open Flair Festival Eschwege, Germany
Aug 14 Highfield Festival Grossposna, Germany
Aug 19 Chiemsee Summer Festival Ubersee, Germany

* - w/ frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl & the Flight

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