Published Mar 18, 2014Following a bunch of behind-the-scenes drama and lineup changes, the revamped Black Flag are putting the focus back on their music by announcing an upcoming North American tour.
The hardcore group's "Victimology Tour" was announced today (March 18), and it will be the first full tour to have pro skater Mike Vallely on the mic. Earlier this year, the singer, who had also teamed up with guitarist Greg Ginn in Good for You, confirmed that he had taken over vocal duties following the onstage firing of Ron Reyes last November.
"I'm excited about performing songs from the entire Black Flag catalog," Vallely said in a statement. "I feel confident in my ability to communicate the songs — to give them their due respect and yet still make them my own. Ginn's songwriting is truly timeless and it gives all of the material relevance right here, right now."
Of Vallely's new role, Ginn added: "Mike is the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be."
As for the tour, it kicks off mid-May in Texas and will head up into Canada for a pair of shows before winding down back in the U.S. in June. One of those Canuck shows is the previously announced appearance at Montebello, QC's Amnesia Rockfest, which they play June 20. The night before, they'll play Toronto's El Mocambo.
Below, you'll find all the tour dates. Besides a few festival stops, all shows feature opening sets from Ginn's HOR project and Brooklyn duo Cinema Cinema. More dates are also expected to be added in July and August soon.
Earlier this year, it was reported that bassist Dave Klein, who had played on last year's What The..., had left the band to return to his They Stay Dead project. It's unclear at present who will be playing bass on the upcoming tour.
05/15 Midland, TX - Blue Max
05/16 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
05/17 Scottsdale, AZ - Pubrock
05/18 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Cafe
05/19 Bakersfield, CA - On The Rocks
05/20 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
05/21 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
05/22 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
05/23 Oakland, CA - New Parrish
05/24 Reno, NV - Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor
05/27 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
05/28 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
05/29 Bend, OR - Volcanic Theater Pub
05/30 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
05/31 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
06/11 Dallas, TX - Elm Street Festival *
06/13 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
06/14 Omaha, NE - Bourbon Theatre
06/15 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
06/16 Madison, WI - Majestic
06/17 Chicago, IL - Reggies
06/18 Lansing, MI - The Avenue
06/19 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
06/20 Montebello, QC - Amnesia Rockfest *
06/21 Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts
06/22 Brooklyn, NY - Europa
06/23 Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
06/24 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
06/25 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
06/26 Newport, KY - Southgate House
06/27 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
06/28 Hot Springs, AR - Maxine's
* No HOR and Cinema Cinema