AFI big up Gallows at Leeds Festival

US punks reveal they're looking forward to touring with Frank Carter's band

AFI bigged-up Gallows at Leeds Festival tonight (August 29).

The punk veterans’ frontman Davey Havoc told the crowd at the NME/Radio 1 Stage they couldn’t wait to tour the US with Frank Carter and co later this year.

Midway through the gig the singer also paid tribute to the festival, stating it has a great reputation among American bands.


The set saw the band open with two songs from their breakthrough 2003 album ‘Sing The Sorrow’, ‘Girls Not Grey’ and ‘Leaving Song II’.

They also thundered through tracks from earlier in their career, such as 1991’s ‘Love Is A Many-Splendored Thang’.

The career-spanning set was brought back to the present day with ‘Medicate’, the lead single from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘Crash Love’.

The appearance then concluded with fan favourite ‘Miss Murder’, which inspired a mass singalong.

AFI played:

‘Girls Not Grey’
‘Leaving Song II’
‘Summer Shudder’
‘Kill Caustic’
‘Days Of The Phoenix’
‘Silver And Cold’
‘Single Second’
‘Love Like Winter’
‘Dancing Through Sunday’
‘Love Is A Many-Splendored Thang’
‘Miss Murder’


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