Black Flag announce 2023 UK and Ireland winter tour

The Los Angeles punks will be joined by Total Chaos for the seven-date run

Black Flag have announced that they’ll be hitting the road next year for a series of UK and Ireland winter shows – get tickets here.

The Los Angeles punks will kick off the tour on January 20 at the Limelight in Belfast, followed by shows in Dublin, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Manchester. They’ll wrap the tour at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on January 28.

Black Flag, comprising Greg Ginn on guitar, Mike Vallely on vocals, Joseph Noval on bass, and Isaias Gil on drums, will be joined by California hardcore band Total Chaos who will provide support on the run of dates.

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You can check out the full list of dates below. Tickets for the UK dates are on sale now here. The Irish show goes on sale at 10am tomorrow (June 17).

See Black Flag’s UK and Ireland dates below:

JANUARY 2023
20 – Limelight, Belfast
21 – Academy, Dublin
24 – O2 Academy2, Sheffield
25 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
26 – Garage, Glasgow
27 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
28 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Meanwhile, Henry Rollins shared in a recent episode of Rick Rubin’s podcast Broken Record why he stopped making music.

The ex-Black Flag and Rollins Band singer quit making new music more than a decade ago, turning to podcasting, writing, acting, comedy and more instead.

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“The smart thing I did as a younger man was one day I woke up in my bed and I went, ‘I’m done with music. I don’t hate it. I just have no more lyrics. There’s no more toothpaste in the tube,'” he told Rubin.

“Luckily, I had enough movies, voiceover, documentary work, writing, talking, where that just filled in, and now I’m busier than ever. But I walked away before I had to start saying, ‘Hey, kids, remember this one?’ So I didn’t have to put it on and go up there and put on the dog and yelp for my dinner.”

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