25 Facts About Anti-Flag


Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Anti-Flag is known for its advocacy of progressive political movements such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the Occupy movement.

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Anti-Flag was originally formed in 1988 by Justin Sane and Pat Thetic.

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In 1996, Anti-Flag released their first album, Die For the Government, on New Red Archives.

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In 1998, Anti-Flag released their second full-length album, Their System Doesn't Work for You.

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In 2001, Anti-Flag teamed up with punk music producer Mass Giorgini to record the album Underground Network on Fat Wreck Chords.

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The album's release is arguably the moment Anti-Flag emerged from the hardcore underground into more of a mainstream spotlight.

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In 2005, Anti-Flag signed a two-album record contract with the major label RCA.

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In March 2009, Anti-Flag was forced to cancel a series of tours after Sane broke his collarbone at the UEA LCR in Norwich by jumping off the stage, trying to stop someone that was throwing objects at the band.

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In September 2009, Anti-Flag planned to play a show during a G-20 protest that was taking place in their hometown.

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In November 2009, Anti-Flag showed their support to the protesting students in Vienna, Austria by giving a speech at the main building of the University of Vienna.

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In January 2010, Anti-Flag completed a full US tour supported by Aiden and Cancer Bats, with various bands filling another supporting slot and local bands opening as many of the shows as possible.

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Later in the year, Anti-Flag released a compilation album called Cease Fires which contains two previously unreleased songs from their American Spring recording sessions and twelve songs from their 20 Years of Hell EP series.

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In early 2018, Anti-Flag toured with Stray from the Path, The White Noise and Sharptooth.

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From July until September 2018, Anti-Flag played with AFI and Rise Against in the Mourning in Amerika Tour.

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Anti-Flag'story is full of wealthy and powerful people using religion and cultism to justify policies of oppression and inequality.

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Anti-Flag means the common people of the world are better off living in unity and peace.

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Anti-Flag means to stand against corporate greed that hurts millions while benefiting a handful of extremely rich.

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Anti-Flag defended themselves against the criticism by saying that the purpose of signing to the record label was to bring their message to more people.

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Anti-Flag has been involved with political activism throughout their musical career.

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All members of Anti-Flag are vegan, and are adamant supporters of animal rights.

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Anti-Flag wasn't supposed to be the last band to perform at the event, but officials found out that Rage Against the Machine was going to perform after them, so they shut down the stage's power and Rage Against the Machine performed two songs using megaphones instead.

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Anti-Flag showed their disapproval of fracking in October 2013, supporting the Clean Water Mob.

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Anti-Flag's song "Die for Your Government" was sung by anti-war protesters who briefly barricaded a road to prevent U S troops from deploying to Iraq in August 2010.

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Anti-Flag's logo is the "Gun Star", which was designed by Chris Head.

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