AFI is playing at Red Rocks!
AFI is going to be in Co at the best venue to see a show! RED ROCKS!!! We are also staying at the nicest B&B in Morrison afterwards. AFI is an American rock band from Ukiah, California, formed in 1991. They have had the same lineup since 1998: lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer and backup vocalist Adam Carson, with bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget, who both play keyboard and contribute backup vocals. Of the current lineup, Havok and Carson are the two remaining original members. They have released ten studio albums, ten EPs, one live album and one DVD. The band first reached substantial commercial success with their fifth album, The Art of Drowning (2000), which peaked at number 174 on the Billboard 200.
AFI broke into the mainstream with their sixth album, Sing the Sorrow (2003), which peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 51 weeks. The album was supported by popular singles “Girl’s Not Grey” and “Silver and Cold“, both of which peaked at number seven on America’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2003. “The Leaving Song Pt. II” was also released as a single, reaching number 16 on the chart. Sing the Sorrow was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2006 and is AFI’s best-selling release, having sold over 1.26 million copies as of September 2009. Their seventh album, Decemberunderground (2006), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit single “Miss Murder“, which topped the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another single, “Love Like Winter”, reached number four on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2013. Decemberunderground was followed three years later by Crash Love (2009), and then four years later by Burials (2013); both albums were also successful, peaking at number twelve and number nine respectively on the Billboard 200. The band’s tenth and latest album, AFI, was released on January 20, 2017, and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200, making it their second-highest chart position. AFI’s music has been described as garage punk, skate punk, screamo, emo, gothic rock, pop punk, horror punk, alternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk and post-hardcore. The band has often been called “goth-punk” due to their appearance, but they never considered the label accurate. “Goth-punk isn’t a style of music, it doesn’t even exist,” guitarist Jade Puget has said. The band has received much credit for influencing late-1990s and 2000s post-hardcore and horror punk. The Sydney Morning Herald has pointed the band out as being responsible for bringing back the big ’80s rock chorus. The band has received much praise in particular from Alternative Press, which has supported the group since the mid-1990s. The publication rated the band’s major label debut, Sing the Sorrow as the most anticipated album of 2003, and noted that it “blew the doors off goth-punk as we knew it”. AFI has also been granted responsibility for influencing the rise of the visual element of rock bands in the 2000s; in a December 2006 article, Revolver Magazine wrote that “AFI have increased the importance of a band’s visual identity and the flair for the theatrical,” adding that “when a group like Panic! at the Disco borrows imagery from a movie such as Moulin Rouge!, you have to consider the precedent AFI set when they borrowed cues from Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Shoutmouth.com placed AFI at number 22 on its list of the 25 most influential punk bands, noting that the band “have evolved with each album, showing that a punk band can not only change, but stay true to their sound at the same time. AFI have been on a constant rise through their career, and as such, eeked out the honors”. After Sing The Sorrow’s release, Yorkshire Evening Post described Havok’s voice as one of those “you’ll love or hate, but one thing can’t be denied, this guy has range beyond belief”. Recognized by his trademark flair and vocal style, Havok has been recognized as “a bona fide rock god” by Alternative Press. In an interview, Davey Havok described the band’s influences: “We have many, many influences that span the musical spectrum. Each of us grew up on everything from punk to hardcore to dark ’80s UK stuff like The Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division, and The Sisters of Mercy. And there were rock bands like The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig and industrial bands like Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Front 242 and Alien Sex Fiend. And we all love The Smiths.” AFI have also been influenced by some of their musical peers such as Green Day, Jawbreaker, Bad Religion, Placebo and The Offspring. AFI is going to be awesome at Red Rocks and we are sure to enjoy!
Circa Survive, who will also be at Red Rocks with AFI, is an American rock band from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown, formed in 2004. The band consists of former members from Saosin, This Day Forward, and Taken. The band quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in little over two years with their first album, Juturna, released on April 9, 2005, and second album, On Letting Go, released on May 29, 2007, both released on Equal Vision Records. Their third album, Blue Sky Noise, was released on April 20, 2010, on Atlantic Records to critical acclaim. After parting ways with Atlantic Records, their fourth album, Violent Waves, was released independently on August 28, 2012. Their fifth album, Descensus, was released by Sumerian Records on November 24, 2014. Circa Survive draw influences from soft rock, post-hardcore, experimental rock, emo, progressive rock, art rock, and pop musicians. In an interview, frontman Anthony Green stated that one of his favorite albums is Mapping an Invisible World by Days Away. According to Green, Circa Survive have been influenced by Deftones, Paul Simon, dredg, and Björk. Green cites Nirvana (band) as a major influence , with Circa Survive frequently performing covers of Nirvana songs. Throughout their musical career, but particularly with respect to their first album Juturna, the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has been a large influence on Circa Survive. The album’s hidden track is based on the Mark Z. Danielewski novel House of Leaves, lending it an unofficial title. Lyrically, their third album Blue Sky Noise is based on Green’s struggles with mental illness, with many of the lyrics written during his voluntary three-week stay in a mental health facility. Should be a great night! Check out the Arrowhead Manor inn. Great place to stay for Red Rocks concerts!