Black Flag Unfurls A Tour

Featuring a new singer, legendary punk band Black Flag embarks on a May-June road trip beginning in Texas in mid-May.  Playing clubs across the land, stops on the “Victimology Tour” include Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto and Brooklyn.

Singer No. 5 for the Southern California band that began life in late 1970s is Mike Vallely.  Known as Mike V in pro skateboarding circles, Vallely is also an actor and stuntman whose credits include the 2012 “Red Dawn” remake, “The Hangover,” Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “The Hangover Part III.” 

As the singer for Black Flag, Vallely joins a list of performers that includes founding member Keith Morris, who went on to form Circle Jerks with Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson.  Past singers also include Ron Reyes, Henry Rollins and .  Co-founder and Black Flag’s only continuous member, guitarist Greg Ginn called Vallely “the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be.”

The upcoming tour will not be the first time Vallely has sang in Black Flag.  He performed with the band during a series of 2003 benefit shows.

“I’m excited about performing songs from the entire Black Flag catalog,” Vallely said.  “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.”


Support will be handled by Ginn’s electronic / psychedelic / instrumental band Hor and Brooklyn two-piece outfit Cinema Cinema.  Here are the dates:

May 15 – Midland, Texas, Blue Max
May 16 – El Paso, Texas, Tricky Falls
May 17 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock
May 18 – Las Vegas, Nev., Hard Rock Cafe On The Strip / Hard Rock Live
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., The New Parish
May 24 – Reno, Nev., Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
May 27 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
May 28 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
May 29 – Bend, Ore., Volcanic Theatre Pub
May 30 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
May 31 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
June 11 – Dallas, Texas, Various Venues (Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival)
June 13 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note
June 14 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Bourbon Street
June 15 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club
June 16 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre
June 17 – Chicago, Ill., Reggies Rock Club
June 18 – Lansing, Mich., Avenue Café
June 19 – Toronto, Ontario, El Mocambo
June 20 – Montebello, Quebec, Montebello Marina (Amnesia Rockfest)
June 21 – Danbury, Conn., Heirloom Arts Theatre
June 22 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Club Europa
June 23 – Long Branch, N.J., Brighton Bar
June 24 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
June 25 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar
June 26 – Newport, Ky., The Southgate House Revival
June 27 – Nashville, Tenn., Exit / In
June 28 – Hot Springs, Ark., Maxine’s Pub

Expect more dates to be added soon.  Hor and Cinema Cinema appear on all dates except June 11 (Dallas) and June 20 (Montebello).

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