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We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We love touring with any bands that 1st are not assholes and 2nd have something interesting to say!!! we will see you in the New England area soon!!!

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This was a good time. Thank you all for your kindness, energy, and thanks for the questions!

We hit the road on Tuesday (god willing, and the creek don't rise), we look forward to sharing stories of empathy, fighting for social and economic justice, and standing up to racists - especially the ones currently in power in the U.S. - with you all at each show.

check out Love, Hope, Stength... A Voice For The Innocent (who we will have some killer collaborations with at the shows)... Peta2... Amnesty International.

we will also have others tabling from local organizations at each show.

check out: Stray From The Path, The White Noise, and Sharptooth.

BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER.

Don't Fight It. Feel It.

Anti-Flag

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

DIE TOTEN HOSEN!!!! I can't think of many bands that could rival their live show and they have written some amazing songs!!!! Too hard to refuse the power of this band!!! ---Justin Sane

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for staying with us! That means more to me than I can say.

The answer is: Tim can sing with us any time he want to!!! Haha!!! It's always exciting to collaborate with creative and talented people! ---Justin

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah!!! I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well and humbled that we go to be a part of it. That is the goal of the band!!! To build community, to let people know that they are not alone, and to help one another. HUGS!!! ---Justin

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

we will be in AZ soon, hope to see ya at the show!

on the last record we kept to ourselves. but we are always looking to collaborate with our friends. would love to do a track with MC SOLE, thomas from strike anywhere/great collapse, derek the homeless gospel choir, and many others... good thing we will make more records! -2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is the million dollar question, do you disempower the alt right/fascism by denying it a voice or by allowing the stupidity of the belief to be its downfall.

I personally believe in the intelligence of people to make the right decisions so allowing fascist to speak their hate only makes them seem backwards, and out of touch with reality, and therefore less appealing to the general public, but there is not a clear answer to this question. Even within the band we have had many discussions about this topic. There may not be a clear answer, but as long as we all hold the goal to eradicate these backwards beliefs, we will find the tactics that work best in each specific situation and put these beliefs back in the dust bin of history where they belong. -Pat

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for all of your kind and encouraging words. They are really inspiring to me!!!

You're just the kind of person that gives me hope.

At the time of Charlottesville it was really incredible to see the level of solidarity overseas. It drove home to me the fact that there are people everywhere with empathy and compassion and who are not willing to concede to neo fascists. It gave me a lot of hope. ---Justin Sane

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

hoping for a full Canadian run sometime in 2018.

keep your ear to the ground and eyes open! -2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

shittttttt... 6 people aint gonna convice me to do shit.

-mitch hedberg -#2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha!!! It's all good!!

One time I bought a camera to get a picture with Billy Bragg. I snuck back stage at his show and tracked him down. But when he said, "Nice to meet you!" I got so nervous that I forgot to ask for a picture!!! It happens!!! Stay cool!!!

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

YES!

love everything about this. we always try to hang out after each show, so hopefully see you there and give you a killer high 5 for your 2yrs anniversary!

-2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

worst.... hmmmm. maybe teenage kennedy lobotomy??? but pat's "I get paid by the drumbeat" part is funny.

best.... When The Wall Falls or Brandenburg Gate that I sing. Fabled World or The Criminals that Justin sings.

-2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you are awesome! and any weirdness was reciprocated by our own total weirdness!

we will be back in MPLS in a couple weeks, hope to see you there and hope to eat everything at The Herbivorous Butcher!!!!!

-2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

play because you love it. not because you want to make $ or generate any amount of fame. write songs you believe in, perform them honestly, people will be attracted to that belief and honesty.

sweet birthday party we are throwin ya! -2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think we all feel a little different about Bright Lights, I love it... I wish the songs werent so so so so damn long, that we reigned ourselves in a little bit in that respect. but it has some of my favorite moments on it. I actually think it was my favorite recording session we've ever done. we played some many cool instruments and pushed ourselves so hard. we were in the woods in lexington kentucky, it was unlike any other record weve ever made.

thanks for the kind words on American Fall, I actually agree and think its our best record and akin to Terror State and FBAE.

we've only played toast to freedom once I think, but Im down to try again!

-2

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

DANKE!!!! Your words mean so much to me!

As I mentioned earlier, I got into punk because I didn't want to be put into a box. I wanted to be free to take chances and create whatever I was feeling. I feel we took chances on Bright Lights that were far past anything we had every tried. We pushed ourselves really hard and for that I'm really proud of that record and it is one of my favorites!!!

Glad to hear you like American Fall and For Blood... Add Terror State to that and you have my 4 favorite Anti-Flag records!

Not sure when we will rock with the Do Nots again but I hope it is SOON!!!!! ---Justin

We are Anti-Flag on the “Silence=Violence" U.S. Tour - Ask Us Anything! by Anti_Flag in Music

[–]Anti_Flag[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck! Pat said it!!! What a morning!!! Whew...

Now I'm here chatting with all of you awesome people... It's an honor and I feel really grateful to be here!!! Thanks everyone!! ---Justin Sane