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AFI Releases Smoky ‘I Hope You Suffer’ Video

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After gracing fans with new song “I Hope You Suffer,” AFI has released the music video for the first single from Burials, the band’s first full-length in four years (out Oct. 22).

“It is certainly – embarrassingly so – a very dark album, especially in its candidness, which is something, to be honest, that’s disappointing to me,” lead singer Davey Havok told Rolling Stone regarding Burials. “It’s something I just keep coming back to – I can’t escape it.”

The stark, black and white clip for “I Hope You Suffer” features Havok and the band performing the intense, slow-burning new song amidst billowing plumes of smoke.

“To me, Crash Love [the band's 2009 album] is the most stripped-down record that we’ve made since the early ’90s, and I would say that ‘I Hope You Suffer’ is indicative of the overall tone of this record in being the opposite of that,” Havoc continued in the RS interview. “I feel like [AFI member] Jade [Puget] came with a complete piece of music with that song. Jade is really a genius with the riffs and the layers and the soundscapes, and that’s what really creates the tone of that song.”

AFI has scheduled a slew of North American tour dates to coincide with the band’s new album, kicking off on September 12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

AFI 2013 North American tour dates
09/12 – Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
09/13 – Detroit, MI- St. Andrews Hall
09/15 – Chicago, IL- Humboldt Park/Riot Fest
09/16 – Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
09/18 – St. Louis, MO- The Pageant
09/19 – Lawrence, KS- Granada Theater
09/21 – Byers, CO- May Farms, Riot Fest
10/07 – Boston, MA- Royale
10/08 – Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
10/10 – New York, NY- Webster Hall
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
10/12 – Sayreville, NJ- Starland Ballroom
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA- Club Zoo
10/15 – Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s
10/17 – Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
10/18 – Austin, TX- Mohawk
10/20 – Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theatre
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA- Henry Fonda Theatre
10/23 – San Diego, CA- House of Blues
10/25 – Pomona, CA- Fox Theater
10/26 – Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
10/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/29 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
10/31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/1 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
11/2 – Vancouver, Canada – The Commodore Ballroom

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