Punk-rock powerhouse Blag Flag announced earlier this year that they are returning to the music scene with their first show in five years, and now, they’re adding a full U.S. tour to their itinerary.
Their previously-announced first appearance will take place at Sabroso Festival in Dana Point, California early April, followed by sets at the Utah State Fair and Colorado’s Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. The U.S. tour will kick-off on August 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana. From there, they’ll make stops in Detroit, Reno, Pittsburgh, and Austin before wrapping-up in Dallas, Texas on September 14. Following the U.S. dates, the group will head overseas for a round of shows throughout the UK and Japan.
Vocalist Mike Vallely explained how the group had a “good run” in 2014, playing about 60 shows throughout North America, but he’s “excited to get back inside the songs, and I feel like I’m in the best place in my life to do so.”
“As a vocalist, I think it’s important to present the songs sincerely, to express them completely — every nuance of them, and to truly live them in the moment that you perform them,” he said. “I feel good about being able to do that. It’s a very substantial catalog of timeless songs, and a lot of great vocalists have sung these songs before me, and that both inspires and encourages me.
“I’m truly happy for the opportunity to be able to perform this music, and I look forward to seeing you all up the road! Much Love!”
The band was reformed by Vallely and guitarist Greg Ginn earlier this year – they’ll be joined by Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass. Black Flag is best-known for hits like 1978’s “Nervous Breakdown,” as well as “Rise Above” and “Six Pack” off 1981’s Damaged. Their latest release, What The…, dropped in 2013.
Check out the group’s full list of U.S. tour dates below.
Blag Flag Tour Dates 2019
APR 06-07 — Dana Point, CA @ Sabroso Festival
APR 27 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair
APR 28 — Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
AUG 03 — France @ Sylak Open Air Festival
AUG 07 — New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
AUG 08 — Athens, GA 40 @ Watt Club
AUG 09 — Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
AUG 11 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
AUG 13 — Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
AUG 18 — Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
AUG 20 — Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
AUG 26 — Kansas City, MO @ CROSSROADS KC
AUG 27 — Lincoln, NE @ The Royal Grove
SEP 01 — Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
SEP 03 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
SEP 06 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
SEP 12 — Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
SEP 13 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
SEP 14 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
OCT 07 — Camden, London, UNITED KINGDOM @ The Electric Ballroom
OCT 08 — Birmingham, United Kingdom @ The Mill, Digbeth
OCT 09 — Norwich, United Kingdom @ The Waterfront
OCT 11 — Southampton, United Kingdom @ Engine Rooms
OCT 12 — Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Tramshed
OCT 13 — Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester University Students Union
OCT 26 — Houston, TX @ The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
NOV 01 — Tokyo Kichijoji @ Club Seata
NoV 03 — Tokyo Akabane @ ReNY alpha
NOV 04 — Hyogo Kobe @ Harbor Studio