Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Greg Ginn's 'Black Flag' to Play Exit/In June 27

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

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Middle Tennesseans may recall that last year, Black Flag founder and leader Greg Ginn pieced together an incarnation of his legendary hardcore-punk outfit that featured onetime (but not original) frontman Ron Reyes for an album and a tour that brought them to Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, Tenn.. Well, this version of "Black Flag" had a pretty troubled 2013: Ginn lost a lawsuit against FLAG (a band that features more former Black Flag members than "Black Flag" does, including Dez Cadena and Keith Morris); they fired Reyes onstage; and they apologized for the tour and the record, inviting manager and pro skateboarder Mike Vallely to take over as frontman.

Well, Ginn's Black Flag has announced an upcoming tour with Vallely on vocal duties, the Victimology Tour, and the second-to-last stop on the 32-date run will be at Nashville's own Exit/In on June 27. In a press release, noted cat-lover Ginn calls Vallely “the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be.” That's an interesting quote, considering the fact that former Black Flag frontmen Morris, Reyes, Dez Cadena and Henry Rollins are all alive and well and active in all kinds of projects (among them, notably, Morris' extraordinarily entertaining punk supergroup OFF!, who I happened to catch in Austin last week, and who will play Exit/In on May 20).

Tickets to the "Black Flag" Exit/In appearance go on sale this Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. via this link. Those'll run you $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Opening most of the band's tour dates — including the Nashville stop — will be New York two-piece Cinema Cinema and instrumental outfit HOR, the latter of which is led by (you guessed it!) Greg Ginn. Follow me after the jump to see all of Black Flag's tour dates and watch footage (or in Morris' case, just hear some vocals) of all five of Black Flag's frontmen.

Black Flag Tour Dates

May 15: Midland, TX @ Blue Max - Ages 21 & Up
May 16: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 17: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pubrock - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 18: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
May 19: Bakersfield, CA @ On The Rocks - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 21: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 22: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 23: Oakland, CA @ New Parrish - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 24: Reno, NV @ Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 27: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 28: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 29: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theater Pub - All Ages + Beer & Wine w/ ID
May 30: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
May 31: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 11: Dallas, TX @ Elm Street Festival - All Ages + Bar w/ ID **Festival June 13: Columbia, MO @ Blue Note - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 14: Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Theatre - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 15: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 16: Madison, WI @ Majestic - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 17: Chicago, IL @ Reggies - Ages 17 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 18: Lansing, MI @ The Avenue - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 19: Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo - Ages 19 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 20: Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest - All Ages **Festival
June 21: Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 22: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 23: Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 26, Newport, KY @ Southgate House - All Ages + Bar w/ ID
June 27: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In - Ages 18 & Up + Bar w/ ID
June 28: Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s - All Ages + Bar w/ ID


With Keith Morris:


With Ron Reyes:


With Dez Cadena:


With Henry Rollins:


With Mike Vallely, as Good for You:

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