Anti-Flag have just announced their brand new album, 20/20 Vision, due out January 17th from Spinefarm Records. To mark the announcement the band have shared the video for 20/20 Vision‘s opening track “Hate Conquers All“.
Anti-Flag vocalist/bassist, Chris #2, provided further insight the new song and video, saying, “Love Trumps Hate. On the surface, this well packaged, well meaning sentiment does what it needs to… In the face of so much fear, inequality and despair, it provides hope. Hope that the path that we’re on isn’t an endless one, but one that can be defeated. And honestly I believe in the premise. That if you put love and positivity out into the universe it does combat negativity and it does come back or return, not always to us directly, but to someone. But the policies of Donald Trump and his administration are not just hateful. They’re racist, islamaphobic, homophobic, transphobic, and bigoted. It is a false equivalency. The language exists for a reason. Our focus should not only be on their hatred, but their outward and unabashed fascism. We shouldn’t just try to kill these things with love and kindness. We should be in the streets daily, demanding an end to racial, social, and economic injustice. The video for ‘Hate Conquers All’ is a visual experience of what a continuation of Trump policy and rhetoric holds. Climate devastation, racist/xenophobic immigration law and endless conflicts of interest serving his businesses and their partners. Watch the empire fall. Watch the nation dissolve. With our backs against the wall.”
Watch the video below.
About the new album: “We have actively chosen to not attack Presidents directly, either with album art or songs about certain times in history, because we recognize that the issues we’re dealing with are cyclical,” says bassist Chris #2. “But this record in particular, we kind of said, well fuck that, we need to be on the record in opposition to the policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”
“This record is a warning to people holding neofascist ideas or people who are enabling these types of positions, whether you’re outright racist or you’re enabling racism or sexism or homophobia or transphobia,” adds guitarist Justin Sane. “You need to make a choice at this point. What we’ve seen with this White House is that there’s no grey area anymore.”
Anti-Flag have just announced a full U.S. tour set for the Spring of 2020, which will follow a lengthy run of UK and European dates, as well as a series of intimate U.S. shows in 2019. A full list of dates can be found below.
10/31 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge SOLD OUT
11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Machines SOLD OUT
12/19 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
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!
02/08 Leeds, UK @ The Key Club!
02/09 Cardiff, UK @ The Globe!
03/12 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral%
03/13 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
03/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall%
03/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents%
03/18 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom*
03/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry%
03/20 College Park, MD @ MilkBoy ArtHouse*
03/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade @ Purgatory%
03/24 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
03/26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop%
03/27 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room*
03/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre*
05/03 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar^
05/05 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground^
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme^
05/08 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall^
05/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre^
05/12 Dallas, TX @ Dada^
05/13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda^
05/14 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace^
05/20 Oakland, CA @ New Parish^
05/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst^
05/27 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver^
05/28 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^
05/29 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall^
05/30 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile^