Following the release of their heralded new album, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"- Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to Europe this summer on a string of tour dates and festival appearances as well as a couple of shows with Bad Religion in Spain.
The list of shows is as follows:
31st Germany, Huenxe Ruhrpott Rodeo
1st Belgium, Aarschot JH Klinker( Headline Show)
3rd Czech Republic, Prague Lucerna Music Bar (Headline Show)
4th Germany, Hamburg Knust(Headline Show)
5th Germany, Berlin Lido(Headline Show)
6th Germany, Dresden Beatpol( Headline Show)
8th-9th Germany, Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park
10th Austria, Vienna Arena (Headline Show)
11th Austria, Dornbirn Conrad Sohm (Headline Show)
12th Switzerland, Bern Reitschule (Headline Show)
13th Luxembourg, Luxembour City Den Atelier(Headline Show)
14th Holland, Ysselsteyn Jera On AirFestival
17th Spain, Madrid Sala Riviera( with Bad Religion)
18th Spain, Barcelona Sala Razzmatazz (with Bad Religion)
19th Spain, Vitoria Sala Jimmy Jazz (Headline Show)
'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'.
The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.