Black Flag - The 2014 Tour
Hardcore punk originators Black Flag are back, bringing nearly 40 years of songwriting
and performing along with them. Their bringing their signature hardcore style all across North America, including: Midland,
Dallas, and El Paso, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Las Vegas and Reno, NV; Bakersfield, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland,
CA; Seattle, WA; Portland and Bend, OR; Columbia, MO; Lincoln, NE; Minneapolis, MN; Madison, WI; Chicago, IL; Lansing, MI;
Toronto and Montebello, Canada; Danbury, CT; Brooklyn, NY; Long Branch, NJ; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA; Nashville, TN;
and Colorado Springs, CO. Don't see your town on the list? This list is not complete - keep up to date on StubHub.com for
all your Black Flag concert needs.
Whether they're thrashing the most iconic venues (The House of Blues, The Triple
Rock) or destroying the biggest festivals (Amnesia Rockfest), Black Flag puts on one of the most exciting punk shows in the
country. Don't miss your opportunity to see the guys who invented the hardcore punk genre - get your tickets today!
About Black Flag
Hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, Black Flag would spawn in 1976 when Greg Ginn (guitar)
and Keith Morris (vocals) recruited Chuck Dukowsi (bass) and Brian Migdol (drums). The four would initially call themselves
Panic before changing their name to Black Flag, which would be the bands permanent moniker up to today. After much rehearsal,
the band would play their inaugural show in 1977 in Redondo Beach, California, kicking off the long and storied history of
one of the most influential bands in punk history.
The band would struggle in their early years as the Los Angeles/Orange
County punk wave had not yet swept across California. In true punk fashion the band organized local shows at house parties
and in basements, pestered local venues to let them play and put all their heart and soul into getting Black Flag the success
it deserved. The relentless energy of band leader Ginn and bassist Dukowski would be the deciding factor in the ultimate success
of Black Flag, with the two demonstrating unbreakable work ethic in constantly promoting the band. In the bands early years
Keith Morris (vocals) would leave to start rival punk band Circle Jerks, while the band would go through a list of different
vocalists. Though the band was churning through vocalists every year or two, they would headline their first major west coast
tour. The band would finally roll the dice on land on Henry Rollins, who would become the voice of Black Flag for the majority
of the band's existence.
By 1980, the punk wave was sweeping through the U.S. and Black Flag was ready to ride the top
of it. They would leave the US and tour across Europe, but would be hampered by a legal dispute with their publishers that
eventually lead to them being unable to perform or publish under the name Black Flag. 1984 would roll around, the legal disputes
would be settled, and Black Flag was poised to continue sweeping the punk scene across the world. Their sound would evolve
as they pushed the limits of the genre they created, dipping into many different influences. Tension between band members
would break the band apart in 1987, which would remain splintered for sixteen years before playing a reunion show in 2003.
Despite some other showings, Black Flag remained broken up for much of the decade. In 2013 the band reunited under the leadership
of Ginn, alongside with vocalist Ron Reyes.
The band's breakout full length Damaged hit
the scene in 1981, and would be considered a punk legacy record. Rolling Stone and Kurt Cobain would both list the album as
one of the greatest albums of all time, with the hits "Six Pack" and "TV Party" becoming punk anthems. Their follow up would
be considered quintessential in the genre and would be well received within punk subculture, but would not garner as many
mainstream accolades as Damage.
In 1985, the band would release fan favorite and critically acclaimed In My Head, which
gained five stars from Punknews and four and a half stars from Allmusic. The band would experiment with jazz, and Black Sabbath
influenced heavy metal. Their most recent release, 2013's What The…, would be released under the SST label and the band
is busy promoting the album on their North American tour.
At one point, former members of Black
Flag formed the band Flag. Ginn and company attempted to sue Flag for copyright infringement; the lawsuit largely failed.
was a 19 year gap between their most recent release What The… and the album before it.
Black Flag was banned from
playing in parts of the Los Angeles area, as Black Flag fans were consistently too violent during performances.
Black Flag Concert Experience
Tie your shoes tight and grab a mouth guard, because you most definitely will not be
attending a Black Flag show sitting down. Between their heavy punk riffs and provocative lyrics, Black Flag puts on one of
the most energetic and frantic shows on the road today. Be brave, jump into that mosh pit, and experience these Hardcore Punk
originators in the best way possible - up close and personal. Get your tickets today!