A once-in-lifetime event is coming to the Kia Forum on March 11th: AFI will be performing their 2003 breakthrough album “Sing the Sorrow” in its entirety. This is an unprecedented performance and this show will likely sell out instantly.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album release with a one-off show is both celebratory and scary news for many. There will likely be thousands of fans left ticketless as this is the apparent “first and last time ever” that AFI will perform the complete album.
Fans of AFI know how important “Sing the Sorrow” was at the time, and how relevant it remains today. From start to end, the album is a masterpiece. Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana’s “Nevermind”) and Jerry Finn (Blink-182’s “Enema of the State”), it’s an album that still stands up to this day and continues to draw in new fans.
The record features several standout singles with the most popular being the extremely catchy “Girls Not Grey,” which continues to get frequent radio airplay and has racked up 13 million views on YouTube.
The album also features the single “The Leaving Song, Pt. 2,” and the immensely popular crowd favorite, “Death of Seasons.”
The album was met by fans with mixed reviews and would eventually serve to be the last record from the band that many die-hard AFI fans would ever appreciate. The snowballing departure from their punk roots was imminent and it was beginning to show, in a good way. Various influences were beginning to “bleed” into the band’s songwriting and they quickly found themselves picking up fans of all genres of music.
Opening the show will be Choir Boy, Chelsea Wolfe, and punk legends Jawbreaker.