June 22, 2006

AFI Prepares to Invade Vic Theatre Twice

By Randy J. Klodz

AFI, short for A Fire Inside, a rock band with a punk edge and a bit of a dark image, drew the praise of critics, fans and everybody in between upon the 2003 release of “Sing the Sorrow,” the band’s successful major label debut. Now out with a new album, AFI is prepared to attract more fans, and build upon a dedicated fan base in which has surrounded this California-based band for well over a decade. The band’s first tour in support of the new release will hit Chicago’s Vic Theatre on July 7 and July 8.

AFI—which includes Davey Havok (vocals), Jade Puget (guitar), Hunter (bass) and Adam Carson (drums)—will hit the road in support of its latest album “Decemberunderground,” which hit stores June 6.

New fans may have flocked to such AFI singles as “Girl’s Not Grey,” “The Leaving Song Pt. II” and “Silver and Cold,” while many old-school AFI fans have enjoyed such early albums as “The Art of Drowning,” “Answer That and Stay Fashionable,” “Black Sails in the Sunset” and others. AFI has also contributed to countless complications.

The first single from “Decemberunderground,” called “Miss Murder,” has blown up modern rock radio waves nationwide and portions of the song’s music video are often played in between shows in MTV’s late-night lineup.

Other songs from “Decemberunderground” that are sure to be enjoyed by AFI fans include “Endlessly, She Said,” “Kill Caustic,” “Kiss and Control” and “The Missing Frame.” “The Interview” features a mellow and often beautiful vibe that is sure to draw attention from AFI fans and purveyors of rock music nationwide.

Vic Theatre is at 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. Tickets for each of these all-ages shows are listed for $22 each with showtimes for both slated for 7:30 p.m. Rock bands Dillinger Escape Plan and Nightmare of You are also scheduled to perform. For more info on AFI log on to www.afireinside.net.

AFI Photo: c/o Nasty Little Man