REFUSED ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
NEW ALBUM WAR MUSIC OUT OCTOBER 18 VIA SPINEFARM/SEARCH & DESTROY
Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED have announced their North American tour plans. The band will tour the U.S. and Canada this winter. The tour marks the band’s’ first North American dates since May 2019.
The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, DC and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting Refused on these dates will be Metz, who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and Youth Code. All Refused tour dates are below.
VIP ticket and CD/vinyl bundles go on sale on Wednesday, September 25 at 10am local time. General on-sales are Friday, September 26 at 10am local time.
Refused’s new album War Music will be released globally via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy on October 18. The album is now available for pre-order here. Listen to “Blood Red” here. Watch the video for “REV001” here.
REFUSED ON TOUR:
WITH METZ + YOUTH CODE:
2/21 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
2/22 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
2/24 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS
2/25 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theater
2/26 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
2/27 — Detroit, MI — Saint Andrew’s Hall
2/28 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
2/29 — Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Cafe
3/3 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theatre*
3/4 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom*
3/5 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox*
3/7 — Berkeley, CA — UC Theatre*
3/8 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades*
3/9 — Los Angeles, CA — 1720 Warehouse*
Formed in Umeå, Sweden in 1991, hardcore-punk legends Refused are one of the most influential rock bands of the early ’00s. Artists as diverse as Linkin Park, Rise Against, Steve Aoki, Paramore, Thursday, Dillinger Escape Plan, Blink-182, and AFI have been heavily cited crediting the 1998 album The Shape Of Punk To Come as being a fundamental influence on their musical styles. That album has become a cultural touchstone for the entire post-hardcore generation as the year zero of stylistic genre-bending — utilizing electronics, jazz and slick production for the first time – their reputation tent-poled by politically radical lyrics and solidified by their energetic live shows to spread their message.
After a 14-year pause, the band reunited in 2012, playing much anticipated shows like mainstream festival Cochella and were subsequently awarded the “Special Prize for Music Exports” by the Swedish Ministry of Trade in 2013. In 2015, they released their fourth studio album Freedom, which was recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Killing Joke), while also turning to Swedish pop/producer Shellback — whose credits include Taylor Swift and Britney Spears — for the lead single “Elektra.”
Out October 18, War Music will be their fifth full-length studio album and will be accompanied by a worldwide concert tour, which began in May 2019 with a U.S. tour with The Hives and three major European music festivals in June.