Band Connections

Because when you’ve been around for 26 years, you’re going to make friends with other bands.

Tiger Army

  • Geoff Kresge (AFI’s former bassist) now plays bass for Tiger Army
  • Jade Puget, Adam Carson, and Geoff Kresge used to play in a band with Nick 13 (Tiger Army’s frontman/singer) called Influence 13.
  • Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson, and Nick 13 all went to the same high school in Ukiah, CA.
  • Nick 13 has sung backing vocals on every AFI album since Very Proud of Ya. He sang a duet with Davey Havok in the chorus of “A Single Second.”
  • Davey Havok has sung backing vocals on the following Tiger Army albums: “Tiger Army,” “Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite,” “Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise,” and “Music from Regions Beyond.”
  • AFI did a live cover of Tiger Army’s song “True Romance” at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA on March 25, 2000.
  • Nick 13 occasionally joins AFI onstage during their live shows to help sing “A Single Second.”
  • Davey Havok and Nick 13 are friends; they share a tattoo of a cat jumping through a ’9′

Rancid

  • “Half-Empty Bottle” and “Your Name Here” were produced by Tim Armstrong and Brett Reed of Rancid
  • Jerry Finn, who produced Sing the Sorrow and Decemberunderground, also produced Rancid albums …And Out Come The Wolves and Life Won’t Wait

Redemption 87 (1995-1999)

  • Before joining AFI, Jade Puget was a member of Redemption 87. This short-lived hardcore band had ex-members of Unit Pride, Skankin’ Pickle, and Token Entry, and contained a future member of The Nerve Agents (Eric Ozenne and Timmy Stardust).
  • Covered songs “Tied Down” by Negative Approach, “The Big Takeover” by Bad Brains, and “Hard Times” by Cro-Mags.

Loose Change (1993-2002)

  • Consisted of Jade Puget and Chon Travis. Jade left Loose Change to join AFI. Chon Travis went on to start Love Equals Death.
  • Loose Change was in its strongest point from 1993-1995, but they continued recording songs for various split EP’s/compilation records all the way up until 2002.

The Dear & Departed

  • Dan Under (also known as Dan Smith, founder and vocalist of The Dear & Departed) has recorded backing vocals on Crash Love and Decemberunderground.
  • The Dear & Departed will be touring the UK with AFI in 2010
  • Davey Havok gave a necklace to Dan Under, which he still wears.

Bands AFI Has Toured With

Winter Tour 2017

  • Chain Gang of 1974
  • Souvenirs
  • Nothing

Fall Tour 2014

  • Coming

  • Youth Code

  • Nostalghia

Fall Tour 2013

  • Touche Amore
  • Coming

Crash Love Tour

  • Gallows
  • Dave Hause
  • Ceremony
  • Viva Hate
  • Sick of It All
  • Dear and Departed
  • Green Day (opening their 21st Century Breakdown August/Sept. 2010 tour)

Decemberunderground Tour

  • Sick Of It All
  • Love Equals Death
  • Saosin
  • Nightmare of You
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Tiger Army

Sing the Sorrow Tour

  • Saves The Day
  • Face Tomorrow
  • Coheed and Cambria

 

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