European hardcore punk legends REFUSED are continuing their reunion tour.
The band played their final U.S. reunion show on November 5th, 2012 in Los Angeles with the final set of shows to take place in December, mostly be in Sweden, with one in Norway. Scroll down to see the dates.
Here’s the official word issued on October 26th, 2012:
So there were those years right after school, when you were 15 and pissed off and everyone thought you were a loser and you ran around with the other weirdos, generating weirdness and little else. And there were those years when what set you apart from the others become a fixation and a lifestyle and you had a band and people talked about what you did but you were so used to being weird you just lumped them in with the rest of the slanderers. Then there were those years when the ideas you’d clung to through late adolescence were beginning to ring hollow and you got more and more confused and destructive and the band broke up and you had rent to pay. That was among the tougher years. And then slowly, over a span of time, you began to sort yourself out and your friends started making sensible decisions in their lives and it suddenly began to seem like most of you were gonna be ok.
And then there was the year when you stopped being a petulent kid and you got your favorite musicians together in a room again and decided that you were gonna accept the love of thousands of listeners, accept the success that was waiting there to be had and just in general enjoy being appreciated for the exact same qualities that made you a freak to your contemporaries in your teens. This was one of the better years.
And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem “The shape of punk to come” has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.
With old friends and new acquaintances in tow we’re gonna take over our old hometown Umeå for one more night, just because we can. On the 15th of december at the Exel arena we’ll be sharing the stage with these magnificent comrades: Randy (http://www.randytheband.com/), a band of punkrock bandidos from the north who we befriended years before we even were Refused, Two White Horses, an excellent sister/brother-duo from Sävar, both of whom we’ve individually collaborated with in different musical projects through the years, and Råd Kjetil Senza Testa, a new and exciting musical collective consisting of old Umeå pop and hardcore scenesters, among them the guy who produced the very first version of New noise for a local hardcore compilation in early 1997. We unconditionally endorse these bands.
Great music, good crude fun, what more do you need? It’s going to be one of those nights.
Thank you for populating the pit in 2012.
Over and out.
Here’s the official word issued before their final U.S. show:
Swedish hardcore band Refused have announced that they will play their final US reunion show on November 5th, 2012 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, concluding a series of hugely successful performances in an intimate club environment where Refused is best appreciated. Pre-sale for the LA show will be available Wednesday, September 12th at 12 NOON and will and will include limited edition bundles ( VIP, ticket + limited edition t-shirt with show date) with all fees and proceeds going to SSE (Syrentha Savio Endowment)/ Shirts for a Cure (http://syrentha.org) and can be purchased by going to (http://tixx1.artistarena.com/refused/).
Playing their first show since their break-up in the late 90’s in April of this year, the band has completed a masslively successful, sold-out headlining run this summer that reached pinnacle points at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the FYF Fest in September and landed the band on numerous ‘not to miss lists ’ which the New York Times described as “sweaty, full-tilt punk impact coupled with smart precision, exactly why Refused fans had hoped for a reunion.” Refused made their “brilliant, long overdue (Spin.com)” debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 18th and will play their final festival show on Saturday November 3rd at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX.
Originally released in 1998, The Shape of Punk to Come has become one of the most influential albums in decades, fusing punk, metal, hardcore, techo, jazz, emo, and hip-hop into a meld of intricate, politically charged punk that has graced ‘best of’ lists since its release. Refused’s most critically acclaimed and final album exploded on the scene with the jaw-dropping hardcore anthem “New Noise,” which helped change the game forever by influencing a range of genres to this day.
October 05 – Madrid, Spain @ Riveria
October 07 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
October 08 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
October 09 – Paris, France @ Bataclan
October 10 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal
October 11 – Tiilburg, Netherlands @ 013
November 3 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – the Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX
November 5 – the Fonda Theater – Los Angeles
Friday 9 November – Metro, Fremantle
Sunday 11 November – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Tuesday 13 November – Enmore, Sydney
Thursday 15 November – The Palace, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Friday 16 November – The Palace, Melbourne – JUST ADDED
Saturday 17 November – Thebarton, Adelaide
December 06 Malmö, SE @ KB
December 07 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
December 08 Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
December 09 Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
December 15 Umeå, SE @ Exel Arena
April 12th – The Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
April 13 – Coachella Festival, Indio, USA
April 18 – The Warfield – San Francisco, California (2250 capacity venue) + THE HIVES + THE BRONX
April 20 – Coachella Festival, Indio, USA
April 22 – Terminal 5, New York City, USA
April 23 – Terminal 5, New York City, USA
April 27 – Monster Bash Festival, Berlin, Germany
April 28 – Telekom Street Gig – Duisburg, Germany
April 29 – Groezrock Festival, Meerhaut, Belgium
May 31 – Barcelona, SPA – San Miguel Primavera Sound
June 01 – Rock Am Ring festival, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
June 02 – Rock Im Park festival, Nurnberg, Germany
June 04 – Arena Fiera Milano, Rho, Italy
June 8 – Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
June 9 – Vainstream Festival – Munster, Germany
June 10 – Download Festival – Castle Donington, United Kingdom
June 15 – Greenfield festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
June 16 – Hellfest Open Air festival, Clisson, France
June 17 – Interlaken Flugplatz – Interlaken, Switzerland
July 1 – Eurockéennes – Belfort, France
July 5 – Rock for People Festival – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
July 5 – Roskilde Festival – Denmark
July 6 – Ruisrock festival, Turku, Finland
July 8 – Sonisphere festival, Knebworth, UK
July 13th – Optimus Alive Festival, Passeio Maritimo De Alges, Lisbon, Portugal
July 15 – Masquarade – Atlanta, GA
July 16 – Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
July 18 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC Television
July 18 – Williamsburg Waterfront – New York, NY
July 19 – Riot Fest East – Philadelphia, PA
July 20 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
July 21 – Metropolis – Montreal, Canada
July 22 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Canada
July 23 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Canada
July 25 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
July 26 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
July 29 – Fuji Rock Festival – Yuzawa, Japan
August 09-11 Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
August 10 – Øya Festival – Oslo, Norway
August 12 – HMV Forum – London, United Kingdom
August 14 – Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
August 17 – August 19 – Highfield Festival – Leipzig, Germany
August 17 – August 19 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
August 18 – Pukkelpop – Kiewit, Belgium
August 22 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
August 24 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
August 25 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
August 26 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
August 27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
August 28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater w/ Sleigh Bells
August 29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater w/ Sleigh Bells
August 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ Sleigh Bells
September 1-2 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
September 29 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
September 30 – Prague, Czech Rep @ Lucerna Music Hall
October 01 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
October 02 – Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
October 04 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
On January 27 the band commented:
We are extremely flattered at the overwhelming response to our New York City show. Tickets sold out in less than an hour. Unfortunately we realize that there are some people who are abusing this and attempting to re-sell those tickets at an unfair price. In order to serve our fans we will be adding a second show at Terminal 5 on Sunday, April 22nd. The pre-sale tickets and bundles will benefit Shirts For A Cure and will go on sale Tuesday, Jan 31 at 3PM EST with the public on-sale to follow on Wednesday, February 1 at 12PM EST. Tak Som Fan (Thank You!).
REFUSED – “Hate Breeds Hate” video:
REFUSED live at The Sunshine Bar in Dundalk, Ireland on May 23, 1998:
PUBLISHED on January 13, 2012.
UPDATED on January 18, 2012 – San Francisco club show added.
UPDATED on January 25, 2012 – NYC and Oslo shows added.April 23
UPDATED on January 28, 2012 – second NYC show added.
UPDATED on February 2, 2012 – more dates added.
UPDATED on February 6, 2012 – Roskilde added.
UPDATED on February 21, 2012 – more June and July dates added.
UPDATED on February 28, 2012 – Vainstream Rockfest added.
UPDATED on March 6, 2012 – Pomona show added.
UPDATED on March 14, 2012 – Optimus Alive festival added.
UPDATED on March 28, 2012 – lots of July dates added.
UPDATED on May 15, 2012 – Canadian dates added.
UPDATED on May 3, 2012 – second Vancouver show added.
UPDATED on June 8, 2012 – UK dates added., Turku, Finland
UPDATED on June 13, 2012 – 4 West Coast dates added.
UPDATED on June 18, 2012 – FYF Fest added.
UPDATED on July 12, 2012 – Fun Fun Fest added.
UPDATED on August 8, 2012 – more dates added.
UPDATED on August 24, 2012 – Australian tour dates announced.
UPDATED on September 11, 2012 – final U.S. show details added.
UPDATED on October 5, 2012 – final shows revealed./iframe
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