Against Me! Extends U.S. Tour

On Tuesday Against Me! told fans on Facebook, “There are less than two weeks left of our North American headlining tour, and it’s been amazing thus far.” The trek won’t be over so soon after all because it’s been extended to include more than 20 gigs in May.

The punk rock band put out its sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, in January. The LP, which is a concept record about a transgender prostitute, is the first release for the band since singer Laura Jane Grace announced that she is a transgender woman.

“It’s pretty self-explanatory,” Grace told the Associated Press about the album’s title. “I’m a person who’s going through gender transition and a lot of the record was written leading up to the decision to embrace that and to go public with that – in my private life and in my public life.”

Photo: John Davisson
SXSW, Stubb's Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX

The act’s current leg of North American dates continues with Friday’s show in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Starlite Room. The round of gigs wraps with an April 6 show in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel.

Against Me! returns to the road in May with another performance in North Carolina.  
Here are the new dates:

May 1 – Charlotte, N.C., Amos’ SouthEnd     
May 2 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!     
May 3 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall     
May 4 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Chance Entertainment Complex     
May 5 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston     
May 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre     
May 7 – Northampton, Mass., Pearl Street     
May 9 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall     
May 10 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall     
May 11 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall     
May 13 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall     
May 14 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave     
May 15 – Bloomington, Ill., The Castle Theatre    
May 16 – Rock Island, Ill., Rock Island Brewing Company *  
May 17 – St. Louis, Mo., Ready Room *
May 18 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre     
May 20 – Tucson, Ariz., The Rock     
May 21 – Mesa, Ariz., Nile Theater     
May 23 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues     
May 24 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre     
May 25 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre     
May 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., Downtown Las Vegas (Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival)
May 27 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theater

May 16-17 are Laura Jane Grace solo shows.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28.

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