Black Flag Announce 2014 ‘Victimology’ North American Tour
Although Black Flag have been entrenched with lawsuits and changes in band members, the punk legends have just announced their 2014 'Victimology' North American tour. Opening for the band will be Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn's experimental act HOR and Brooklyn punk duo Cinema Cinema.
Black Flag currently consists of Greg Ginn, drummer Gregory Moore and band manager / pro skater Mike Vallely on vocals. Vallely reportedly kicked former singer Ron Reyes offstage two songs before the band's final 2013 Australian show, taking over the mic for the remainder of the gig. Reyes wrote that he felt "a sense of great relief" while leaving the stage, and just two months after that moment, Mike V had been named Black Flag's new singer.
"I'm excited about performing songs from the entire Black Flag catalog," says Vallely. "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."
Due to legal reasons, the current incarnation of Black Flag exists along with Flag, which consists of original Black Flag members Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski, Descendents legends Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton, along with Dez Cadena.
Check out Black Flag's upcoming tour dates below.
2014 'Victimology' North American Tour Dates:
May 15 - Midland, Texas @ Blue Max
May 16 - El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls
May 17 - Scottsdale, Ariz. @ Pubrock
May 18 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Hard Rock Cafe
May 19 - Bakersfield, Calif. @ On The Rocks
May 20 - San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
May 21 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
May 22 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
May 23 - Oakland, Calif. @ New Parrish
May 24 - Reno, Nev. @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
May 27 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
May 28 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
May 29 - Bend, Ore. @ Volcanic Theater Pub
May 30 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
May 31 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ House of Blues
June 11 - Dallas, Texas @ Elm Street Festival
June 13 - Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note
June 14 - Omaha, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre
June 15 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock
June 16 - Madison, Wis. @ Majestic
June 17 - Chicago, Ill. @ Reggies
June 18 - Lansing, Mich. @ The Avenue
June 19 - Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo –
June 20 - Montebello, Quebec @ Amnesia Rockfest
June 21 - Danbury, Conn. @ Heirloom Arts
June 22 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Europa
June 23 - Long Branch, N.J. @ Brighton Bar
June 24 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
June 25 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar
June 26 - Newport, Ky. @ Southgate House
June 27 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
June 28 - Hot Springs, Ark. @ Maxine’s