Anti-Flag have been very active on the road lately, and as we witnessed at Riot Fest and Warped Tour this year, their live show -- which is like part punk show, part protest rally -- not only rips as hard as ever, it resonates especially strongly in the Trump era. Though they put out an acoustic album last year, they haven't released proper new music since 2017's American Fall, but that changes today. They just returned with new single "Christian Nationalist," which takes on modern-day fascism and white supremacy in their usual catchy, anthemic style. (And actually, this one almost sounds a little more like Against Me! than classic Anti-Flag -- not a bad thing.) It's a powerful song and a ripper, and it comes with an equally powerful lyric video that uses images of politicians who take money from the NRA, and perpetrators behind recent mass shootings. Singer Justin Sane explains:

History is full of wealthy and powerful people using religion and cultism to justify policies of oppression and inequality. Invariably, these policies target the most vulnerable in society so that elites can maintain their dominance. Today we see this same strategy employed by right wing politicians all over the world. Just as the anti-fascists of the 1930’s and 1940’s rejected the fascist ideologies of their era, we reject the neo-fascists of this era. Theocracy is dangerous and inherently anti-democratic because it restricts individual choice and provides an avenue by which politicians can claim a moral superiority over “the other”. It gives political cover and justification for policies and actions which might otherwise be deemed morally objectionable, inhuman, or adverse to the best interest of the country.

You can learn more about the video here and watch/listen below.

As mentioned, Anti-Flag are playing a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show on Halloween night at Mercury Lounge with Early Riser. That show is now sold out. They also play LA and Chicago later this year, and go on a Europe/UK tour in 2020. All dates are listed below.

Anti-Flag -- 2019/2020 Tour Dates
10/31 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Machines
12/20 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
01/08 Lisboa, PT @ RCA Club
01/09 Madrid, ES @ Caracol
01/10 Vitoria, ES @ Kubik
01/11 Zaragoza, ES @ Sala López
01/12 Barcelona, ES @ Estraperlo
01/14 Milano, IT @ HT Factory
01/16 Zurich, CH @ Dynamo
01/17 Graz, AT @ PPC
01/18 Vienna, AT @ Flex
01/19 Prague, CZ @ Roxy
01/21 Berlin, DE @ SO36
01/22 Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
01/23 Nuremberg, DE @ Löwensaal
01/24 Chemnitz, DE @ Talschock
01/26 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
01/28 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
01/29 Köln, DE @ Essigfabrik
01/30 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat
02/02 Brighton, UK @ Chalk
02/04 London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington
02/05 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
02/06 Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
02/07 Glasgow, UK @ The Garage

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