Black Flag announce first UK tour in over 35 years

The pioneering hardcore band last played live in the UK in 1984

Black Flag have announced an October UK tour, which is set to be the band’s first visit to the shores since 1984.

The pioneering hardcore band, who formed in Hermosa Beach, CA in 1976, are set to return to action this year, with the group’s sole continuous member Greg Ginn currently recording the follow-up to their seventh studio album ‘What The…’, which came out back in 2013.

Black Flag will hit the road later this year, with tour dates promised in the summer before the band plays a total of six UK shows in October. Kicking off with a gig at the Electric Ballroom in London on October 7, the tour will conclude with a show at Manchester’s Academy 2 on October 13. Total Chaos will support on all six dates.

Vocalist Mike Vallely, who first sang with the band as a guest vocalist in 2003, will resume his duties as frontman for the upcoming dates. Vallely initially toured with Black Flag in 2014 for their last batch of live dates.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Wednesday (March 6) at 9am from here. See Black Flag’s upcoming UK tour dates below.

October
7 – London – Electric Ballroom
8 – Birmingham The Mill
9 – Norwich The Waterfront
11 – Southampton Engine Rooms
12 – Cardiff The Tramshed
13 – Manchester Academy 2

Further live tour dates, including US shows, are expected to be announced soon.