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AFI Enter Billboard 200 at No. 5

January 30, 2017
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AFI have entered The Billboard 200 at No. 5 with AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord), their highest-charting debut since 2006’s "Decemberunderground"


AFI have entered The Billboard 200 at No. 5 with AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord), their highest-charting debut since 2006’s "Decemberunderground". It’s the band’s second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut following 2013’s Burials. AFI (The Blood Album) is available on iTunes and Amazon.

The chart bow follows a busy few weeks for the band, which included the Stereogum premiere of “Get Hurt” (which was also spotlighted on “Best of the Week with Zane Lowe” on Beats 1), Pitchfork’s debut of the “Snow Cats” video and the Rolling Stone launch of “White Offerings.” In between, AFI performed at KROQ’s star-studded Almost Acoustic Christmas show, where they delivered what Billboard called “arguably the strongest set of the night.” They tore through “Snow Cats” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and had hundreds of fans turn up for their special in-store performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. They released their album last Friday and celebrated by kicking off their headlining tour (“The Blood Tour”) of North America with a sold-out show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Alternative Press and Q gave AFI (The Blood Album) 4 stars each, AV Club said it sounded like the band are “as fired up now as they were 25 years ago,” People magazine made it a Pick of the Week, Kerrang called it a “serious contender” for the Best Albums of 2017 list, The 405 praised it as “their strongest album in a decade” and ABC News gave it 3.5 stars and described it as “a dynamic record that should please both old and new fans of the band.”

Don’t miss your chance to catch them live –tour dates are as follows:
DATE
MARKET
VENUE
Monday, January 30, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue*
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Chicago, IL
Riviera Theater*
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Toronto, ON
Danforth Music Hall*
Friday, February 3, 2017
New York, NY
Terminal 5
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club**
Monday, February 6, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Union Transfer**
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Washington DC
9:30 Club**
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live
Friday, February 10, 2017
Orlando, FL
The Plaza Live**
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theatre**
Monday, February 13, 2017
Houston, TX
White Oak Music Hall
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Austin, TX
Emo’s**
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Dallas, TX
South Side Music Hall**
Friday, February 17, 2017
Tempe, AZ
The Marquee**
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint**
Monday, February 20, 2017
San Diego, CA
Observatory North Park**
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
San Diego, CA
Observatory North Park**
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
San Diego, CA
Observatory North Park**
Friday, February 24, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern**
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern**
Friday, May 5, 2017
London, UK
Alexandra Palace w/ Deftones
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Manchester, UK
O2 Apollo w/Deftones
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Glasgow, UK
SECC w/Deftones
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Cincinnati, OH
Bunbury Music Festival
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Derby, UK
Download Festival
Friday, June 16, 2017
Dover, NE
Firefly Music Festival

*Featuring special guest Chain Gang of 1974
**Feature special guest Nothing
All shows feature Souvenirs as the opener



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