AFI will launch a winter 2017 tour in support of its 10th studio effort, the self-titled “Blood Album,” on January 20th in Los Angeles, wrapping up a little over a month later on February 21st in San Diego. This will be AFI’s first full tour in several years, following the completion of the tour cycle for 2013’s Burials album. Tickets for the new trek will on sale this Friday (December 9th) at noon ET.

The “Blood Album” also comes out on January 20th and we asked singer Davey Havok if the band had a concept in mind for the record before they began to create it: [“No, that’s never really the case for us. We sit down and we begin writing and whichever direction the writing leads us, we follow, and if something comes out of us that we feel is too familiar, we generally don’t gravitate towards it, and conversely, when we’re writing something that comes out that is fresh and different for us within the context of AFI, we generally go in that direction, and that leads us to different places and different songs, and that was the case with the ‘Blood Record.'”]

  • Asked by Alternative Press why the disc is called the “Blood Album,” guitarist Jade Puget said, “Originally, we wanted just have it self-titled because it’s been 10 records and AFI has never had a self-titled record. But because the album artwork has these three blood drops on the front, we just started calling it the ‘Blood Album.’ So people started thinking it was the actual title, and because we didn’t want to confuse anyone, we made it official.”
  • The group has also released a third single from the “Blood Album,” titled “Aurelia.”
  • Confirmed AFI tour dates (subject to change):
    January 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
    January 21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
    January 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
    January 24 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
    January 25 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
    January 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
    January 28 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
    January 30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
    January 31 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
    February 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
    February 3 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
    February 4 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
    February 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
    February 7 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
    February 8 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
    February 10 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
    February 11 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
    February 13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
    February 14 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
    February 15 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
    February 17 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
    February 18 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
    February 20 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
    February 21 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park