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.
Hey dudes. I've been listening to you guys for over 16 years now. You got me into politics, taught me to stand up for what I believe in, and to not care what people think of me. You guys helped me through a lot. So thanks!
My question for you guys is, with everything going on in the world between natural disasters, politics, and all the stuff in Hollywood right now, where do you find your silver linings? How do you find your hope? And what do you do to spread it (besides your awesome music, of course!)?
Edit: I hope you guys can make it to Las Vegas soon! You don't come here often enough.
What will the setlist look like for this tour? Any chance for songs like this is the new sound?
Could you do a shoutout to some less known punk bands that deserve recognition?
In the summer of 1997 my friend Scott and i walked to Best Buy and found "Die For the Government ". We were sophomores in high school. Totally random but the album cover just stood out. We brought it back jammed it out and now 20 years later i still love Anti-Flag
No question just wanted to thank you for consistently putting out amazing music.
Chris #2 if you get up to the interior of British Columbia in the winter let’s hit the ice.
Hey #2, I met you and the rest of the band like 5 years ago in the UK when you did those two nights back to back in that tiny pub, first four albums first night, second four second night. Thanks for getting me into punk, thanks for still having an important voice.
I heard you on the Lead Singer Syndrome this week and you were talking about how the UK punk scene is radically different to the US (ran into Julien Baker a while ago and she said the same thing) and how you had always found it tougher over here. As someone who's been here my entire life and hasn't had the opportunity to experience the scenes of most other countries, what's the UK lacking in comparison to other scenes, and is there a way we can build better links with the international punk community? It's something that's been weighing on my mind a lot because of Brexit. URGH.
You guys were great with Reel Big Fish. Hope to catch you again soon.
Chris 2, be honest: Do you have some mod on your phone that likes every single #antiflag post on Instagram or are you just on on Insta a LOT? I swear you like my Anti-Flag related pics like seconds after I upload them! My girlfriend is in love with your pug by the way. She really wants to get a pug too now just because of Judy.
I'm a huge Anti Flag fan. How do you find the will to stay active both politically and socially in regards to our current administration?
I find myself engaging in politics and social causes more since Trump was elected president but I also find it daunting. Is there any advice you could give to help people who are becoming disenchanted with the current state of the US and the World?
What's your normal response to people who discredit you for blending politics and art? Huge fan!
This one is for #2 i'm always impressed when i watch videos of anti flag playing live. Your fast play and the licks and scales you add to some songs live are super good, how do you like the action on bass? Low for easier fast play? Also what do you think is the most important thing for a bassist to know from a theorical perspective? Much love from Monterrey, México and hoping you'll come here soon for the 1st time ever!
So you guys have set an unrecorded Woodie Guthrie song to music, written a song about Joe Hill, semi-covered Phil Ochs (is that a fair way to describe When The Wall Falls?), and toured with Evan Greer. How would you characterize the relationship between punk and folk music?
Hey! I’m a big fan of you since a long time ago! I just wondering one thing. You preach about ”No plattform for facism”. I tottally agree of because ideology here. But here in Sweden we have tried to silent the alt right, but the right wing parties just getting bigger and bigger. Don’t you think that free speach could be important afterall? Shouldn’t we convince them that the alt right sucks instead? Many people are tired of just hearing racist over and over, and then they want to rebell against that.
Your’e nice guys and i love that you sing about more important issues than money and hoes :)
Are there times where you're so exhausted from the fight? I'm sure there are. As a history major, there are times where I have to take breaks and cry. What do you guys do for self care when it's too much?
Also, did ya'll see The Last Jedi???? Yay or Nay?
(please tour with Frank Waln lol My dream tour!!!)
Love you guys!!!
Any chance you'll come to the east coast of Canada soon? We'd love to have you!
Greetings from Germany!
How is it that you are playing here so often? For most bands from America we have to wait for years to see them live, but you play in Germany almost every year. I mean, it's great. I love you guys and I'm really looking forward to seeing you at the Ruhrpott Rodeo. Just wondering if there is something that you like about playing here.
Been listening to you guys since 2005. Huge fan and so is my brother, Ramon. He got to be on stage with you guys in SoCal a few years back. I hope you all are doing well.
Anyway, what is your favorite song to perform and why?
Hey guys, long time fan. Just wanted to ask, if you could give any kind of advice/words of wisdom to up and coming musicans (like myself), what would it be?
*side note* Can't wait to celebrate my birthday by seeing you guys at OC Observatory in a couple weeks!
After going to shows for nearly 20 years I finally got a chance to see you guys at Roboto Project for AntiFest, I was just as excited to see The Code. The weird thing is that I keep seeing guys from the band around Pittsburgh in everyday situations. Like the time I was running The Great Race and there's Chris #2 walking his dog, or my wife and I were at Skinny Lister and Justin was there or at Handmade Arcade when we were on our way to the CWP booth and there's Chris #2 talking to Shannon. Is it cool if the next time I see anybody I just give yinz a high five?