Old Empire and The Underworld Camden, in association with United Talent Agency, proudly presents:
FLAG @ The Underworld 01/08/16 + 02/08/16 – performing the music of BLACK FLAG
1976 – the year the most influential and respected hardcore punk band of all time is formed.Black Flag have left a legacy like few others, their D.I.Y ethos, raw, unforgiving sound, anti-authoritarian beliefs, iconic imagery and legendary stage antics means they are still considered the true trailblazers of punk rock.
Over their 10-year career, Black Flag released half a dozen studio albums, and whilst they worked their way through an ever-shifting line-up of members, the message always stayed the same. Never ones to shy away from pushing boundaries, their evolving sound took influence from a plethora of genres – making their entire discography more experimental and innovative than the majority of their hardcore punk counterparts. After a decade of relentless touring, erratic member changes and living on the poverty line – Black Flagcalled it a day.
Fast-forward 25 years and after a one-off surprise performance in 2011, the announcement that original members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson had decided to re-awaken the masses, with their resurrection in the form of FLAG, rattled cages harder than expected. And it didn’t take long for former bassist Dez Cadena and Descendants guitaristStephen Egerton to join the ranks.
With a repertoire of over 30 Black Flag songs under their belt, FLAG not only celebrates, but also pays homage, to the un-matched musical history of Morris, Dukowski, Cadena, Stevenson and Egerton. Storming into UK shores for the very first time, FLAG will exclusively perform music from the Black Flag catalogue; with two headline London dates at the legendary Underworld in Camden on 01/08/16 and 02/08/16. Whether you were there the first time round, or have yet to bare witness to legend, the world just isn’t ready to let the most influential punk band in history go to sleep, and with good reason, FLAGcontinues the legacy.
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
FLAG @ The Underworld, 01.08.15 –
FLAG @ The Underworld, 02.08.15 –