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Against Me Announce UK and European Tour

July 29, 2014

 

“An absolute triumph” – 9/10 Rock Sound

A punk rock odyssey, from male to female.  Rolling Stone Magazine

“Triumphant” – **** Q Magazine

 “One of the most incisive and life-affirming rock albums of the ’10s.”  SPIN

“An unstoppable record” – The Quietus

“Bursting with articulately expressed vignettes of opposition framed in exquisitely muscular nuggets of three minute wonder” – KKKK Kerrang!

“Thrilling” **** The Guardian

 “Nothing short of exceptional” – 4/5 This is Fake DIY 

 Powerful and remarkably honest.  Entertainment Weekly

Announce UK and European Tour

Acclaimed New Album Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Out Now on Xtra Mile Recordings

Check out the video for ‘Drinking With The Jocks’ Online now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfR_fe1F-9I

 

Following the release of their heralded new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK and Europe this Fall/Winter. Catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

November:

13th        Bristol, Bierkeller (headline)

14th        Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (headline)

15th       Glasgow, King Tuts (headline)

16th        Leeds, Cockpit (headline)

17th        Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (headline)

18th        Manchester, Academy 2 (headline)

19th        London, Electric Ballroom (headline)

20th        Germany, Kassel, Stadhalle (w/Broilers)

21st        Germany, Kiel, Sparkasse Arena (w/Broilers)

22nd       Germany, Bielelfeld, Seidenstickerhalle (w/Broilers)

24th        Germany, Cologne, Stollwerk (headline)

25th        Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (headline)

26th        Netherlands, Tilburg, O13 (headline)

27th        Germany, Braunschweig, Stadthalle (w/Broilers)

28th        Germany, Siegen, Siegerlandhalle (w/Broilers)

29th        Germany, Würzburg, S.Oliver Arena (w/Broilers)

30th        Germany, Erlangen, E-Werk (headline)

December:

1st           Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle (headline)

2nd         Austria, Linz, Posthof (headline)

3rd          Hungary, Budapest, A38 (headline)

4th          Poland, Warsaw, Proxima (headline)

5th          Belgium, Antwerp, Trix (headline)

6th          Germany, Freiburg, Zaepfle Club ( w/Broilers)

8th          France, Paris, La Fleche d’Or (headline)

10th        Netherlands, Amsterdam Bitterzoet (headline)

Pre-sale tickets on sale 28th July with general tickets for all headline shows released on sale July 30th at 9am and available from the links above.  UK Dates: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/againstme

Laura Jane Grace also had the honour of presenting Joan Jett with the Icon Award at this week’s Alternative Press Awards – as well as performing ‘Soulmates to Strangers’  – a track she wrote for the Blackhearts new album – with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slash and Billy Crooked (The Vacancies) Check out the awesome footage here:

http://bit.ly/WD1q6y – Icon Award

http://bit.ly/1sREi0Y – Live Performance of ‘Soulmates To Strangers’

We are only half-way through the year and the plaudits for Transgender Dysphoria Blues just keep on coming.  Don’t just take our word on how great this record is:

The New York Times  – Crisp, distinct and vibrant

Rolling Stone Magazine – “45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

TIME Magazine – “25 Best Songs of 2014 So Far” (“Transgender Dysphoria Blues”)

SPIN  “50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

Alternative Press Magazine – “Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

Sound Opinions  The Best Albums of 2014So Far

Consequence of Sound – “Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

Stereogum  “50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

Flavorwire  “25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far”

Mashable – Laura Jane Grace named one of 10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter.

 So there you have it!  But just in case you don’t know – ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, ‘White Crosses (reissued with bonus disc Black Crosses on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2011) and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years.

Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self-discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.

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