Rock band AFI just wrapped up a spree of dates with Nothing and Souvenirs on June 22 in Portland, Maine before a packed venue at Aura. Souvenirs started the night off with a set of ’90s emo-inspired rock. This was their first time in Maine and they stopped during the set to tell the audience how much they’d enjoyed their brief visit to Portland.
Up next, shoegaze band Nothing took things up a notch, with a loud yet mellow performance. They didn’t have to do much to win the crowd over, as evidenced by the multitude of “Nothing” shirts in the crowd.
After a bit of a wait for the stage to be changed over, AFI took to the stage to put on an incredible performance. This was my first time seeing the band live, and I found myself questioning why the hell I waited so long. Frontman Davey Havok has to be one of the most energetic and powerful frontmen I’ve ever seen. With a ridiculous stage presence accompanying his insane vocal range. The band put on a killer 17-song set that only featured one new song from 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album), “Snow Cats.”
The rest of the set was chock-full of older fan-favorites that drew wild reactions from the audience, including “Silver and Cold,” “The Days of the Phoenix,” “Girl’s Not Grey,” and encore-closer, “Miss Murder.” If you missed this run, despair not–AFI will be out on the road in July on a co-headliner with the mighty Circa Survive–see below for dates!
Tour Dates (w/ Circa Survive):
07/18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
07/19 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
07/21 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
07/22 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ The Midland*
07/24 – Oklahoma, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/25 – Papillion, NE – Sumtur Amphitheater
07/27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/01 – San Diego, CA – Car Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/02 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
08/04 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/05 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre
* no Circa Survive