Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Btw, if you haven't heard it yet, here's one of the b-sides that will be on the special packaging:






Mierde, I missed Freddie Mercury's posthumous b-day. Here's a top-notch Queen jam in sad celebration.


So I'm back from Europe, but things just get busier and busier. A whole slew of tour dates have went up, and we have several other slews up our sleeves.

We're off to Japan in a couple of weeks to play a concert at Yokohama Stadium for the WaterAid charity. That's about a 14-hour flight, during which I'll probably read 2 entire novels and eat 2 pounds of warm nuts (no jokes please).

Then we're off for some shows in the good ole USA, which I've missed desperately. I haven't toured here since the Blaqk Audio tour.

We're playing that fest in DC as well, the MTV thing. Please come and make it fun. Kid Cudi is playing, his new album excels, check it out.

I took some really poor pictures in Europe which I'll post later, I need to step up my video and photo game on tour, there's plenty of Smith antics that need documenting.
I'm thinking of doing a documentary on his beard.

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! you work a lot.... i am frusted just for a few exams and you..it seems that you can not sleep in this following days... my respect :)
sorry for my english, jeje but I come from Colombia XD
Brenda.....

Crimson Butterfly said...

i like to see some more random stuff o smith you two are funny thats cool thst you get to go to japan i always wanted to go there and see my brother and meet a lot of japanese artist like tsukiko amano and aqua timez

Anonymous said...

I knew it! you see i when i heard you guys were on a tour i just thought,"i wonder if the are going to have their 'Puget Brothers' videos i cant wait to see them!!!!
HaPpY bIrThDaY Freddie

folkedforlife said...

Hello, I love you, good night.

xblaqkxrabbitx said...

Hope your Resting In Peace Freddie...

Damn, that's alot of nuts!!! (no jokes intended)
What novels you have line up for the trip?

And don't forget about you Soundwave journey around Australia!!
I'll be waiting at the Melbourne show for you! :D
You guys should try to get a few Blaqk Audio shows in Aus while you're here!

Hmm...A documentary on Smith's beard....I like it! It's always fun to watch Smith's antics!

Steph said...

I have the same birthday as Freddie Mercury and it makes me so incredibly happy!
Can't wait for the videos of all of Smith's antics (very exciting, as always) and the pictures from Europe!
Much love to you and the guys! <3

PS: I can't wait to see you guys in DC. It's my hometown and I've missed you guys since you were here for Blaqk Audio!

Jordan said...

Great to hear that you're a Kid Cudi fan. I'd be curious to see what else you like in terms of hip-hop/rap.

Have you ever listened to...

Kid Sister?

Girl Talk? (Uses rap samples, so I'm not sure if it counts)

VJESCI said...

"persecuted for wearing the beard"




http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/9448

Lacy Cherie said...

Thank you SO MUCH for adding Houston. You have no idea just how happy that makes us all. Absolutely no idea. You have some diehard fans here in TX.

ryan corbett said...

i hate long plane rides. you must be a fast reader. i am reading this in my graphic design class.

Pasta! The Pelican said...

Come to Manila and make us happy

LadyJinx_DF said...

Yay tour, Have fun in Japan! I hope you guys make close to me, say Tennessee, Mississippi? No Alabama that was confirmed by DXH. Don't let me down Jade, You never have! Damn I can't make it to Atlanta, I'm so pissed.
♥♥♥♥♥

Can't wait for
Crash♥

-Monica

kirstie said...

Japan?! How excellent! Will you take me? I've wanted to go so badly for so long, but I have zero money D: I'll do my best to translate for you o.o

kirstie said...

Oh and don't forget to come to Houston <3

Anonymous said...

Come to Canada! Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Okay?

Noah said...

I'm glad your staying busy, and I hope you have a good show in Japan and in the east coast this fall. I can't wait to see some west coast shows this late winter/ early spring? I do wish I could go to that Ulalume MTV Halloween festival, it sounds kick ass especially since they got you guys playing of course.

It would take 10 two hour documentaries to cover his facial features alone, but good luck with that and everything else you do.

-NoahD [DF]

lezah said...

Pistachio nuts are the best man. The best.

Please don't forget Singapore! Play Singapore! We want you there. I want you there. I'll fly there just to watch AFI. (sorry about being annoying)


Smith videos? WICKED! As for the beard doco, doooo ittttt.

And RIP Freddie Mercury. He was awesome.

GermaricanMix said...

I can't wait for tour dates in LA. And the poorly done photographs.

Dilt said...

Really looking forward to the new album! Will you come to Norway next year? We want you back ;D
And omg, you read fast! 2 novels in 14 hours? That's nice!
Have a nice time in Japan tho ;)

Anonymous said...

yay more pics and vids plz! those make my day =]

<3

camilla said...

I'm sure Japan will be really interesting, stay away from the weird food, haha.

More Smith antics sounds like a wonderful idea, you should definitely post more of them. Oh, and we miss you over here in Europe already. Come back soon? :)

<3

Anonymous said...

that's an awesome song lol

helen099 said...

we've missed you too! i'll see you in precisely one month.

and yes, please step up that Smith game. you can never have too much Smith. (well, maybe you can, but we can't!)

love u
♥♥

Jeanna said...

Can't wait to see you in Columbus!!

:]

yumiko said...

I'll go to the show in Yokohama. I'm looking forward to your coming to Japan!
There are many old and new culture and the latest technology in Japan. I think they amuse you. I wish to guide Japan to you. I recommend also try to listen to Japanese music. Enjoy yourself!

yumiko said...

I'll go to the show in Yokohama. I'm looking forward to your coming to Japan!
There are many new and old culture and the latest technology in Japan. I think they amuse you. I wish guide to Japan to you!
I recommend to listen Japanese music, too.

Enjoy yourself!

Lina said...

I can never get around to reading when I'm plains, I'm too afraid of falling down to concentrate. But you're bound to get used to it I guess :P.
It would be nice if AFI played a show in Norway again. I wasn't a fan the last time you were here, but now I'd be absolutely psyched to see you live :].

chaoskitten[DF] said...

Beard documentary FTW! :D

LynellMarie said...

Some Smith documentary/footage would be wonderful! I just hope you boys don't work yourself too hard.

Anonymous said...

No way could I handle a 14 hour flight. My legs are getting restless just thinking about it. I'm also getting restless waiting for some LA dates :P Post the pics even if they're bad. It's ok. We love pics!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Freddie. Hey, the Earth is certainly remembering him- there's a tropical storm starting up named Fred.
On a lighter, less tropically rainy note, I'm looking forward to watching the latest antics of Smith.

brenna! said...

God damnit! I just got back from Japan! Poor timing.

Alexys said...

Jade Puget,
you are the [underlined] shit.
you are my hero,
and I can't wait til the day I see AFI in concert.

Hugs & such,
Alexys. =]

Anonymous said...

I live like 10 min from where your DC gig is... hope to see you guys there if I can motivate my buddies to go with me. can't wait for the 29th!

Anonymous said...

yes more smith lots more smith vids they're so much fun to watch... over and over...
-Kylie^_^

P.S. Come To Arizona Please!!! I Haven't Seen You Live Yet!!!

Anonymous said...

Very excited for you guys to be on the road again! It seems like a lifetime has passed since the DU era!

P.S. To the person who suggested you guys come to Saskatoon, I second that thought!

Ebon said...

That beard is epic can't wait to see it up close in VA. Oh need to know peanut butter or choco chip or bloth what sounds good?

nao said...

I'm so happy to see you in Japan!
I've been waiting for your coming for 3 years..
I hope you enjoy Japanese things a lot.
Please try Shoujin dish that is made of only vegetable for Buddhist priest!

Straight To Hell said...

I will not make any warm nut jokes simply for the fact that I could goddamn kiss every one of you right now.

Fainting Spells is fucking fantastic.

That chorus just blew my mind.

It's like wading in the ocean and then suddenly getting slammed by a wave.

You've made some DF kids verrry happy over on the board.

Sarahface8 said...

Jade! I'm so stoked for September 29th! Be sure to do some CL signings in SoCal!

kirstie said...

Ohmygosh! @ your b-side song. Love it! Come to Houston on your tour! I'm forcing you to. We'll all have one epic time. Promise.

Noah said...

I really love the song!

Syvenseks said...

Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit is going to be on it? Allllriiiight!!

kombucha said...

i really really really like that song!

cheddy fri said...

Just wanted to stop by and say the new b-side is amazing. It totally blew me away. Will we be able to get lyrics sometime soon??

Take care and hopefully I'll get to see you on tour sometime soonish!

leaden.skies said...

Jade,

Loved Fainting Spells. I'm beyond excited for the new album!

rameneezgood said...

"fainting Spells" ROX!!! Thank you for that unbelievably great song.

any_mouse said...

Thanks for putting Fainting Spells up! Can we please please please please please pretty please get the lyrics to the chorus? It seems no one can make them out for sure. I wanna sing along, but all I can do is go "blah bleh bloh bluh GET THE BLOOD OUT blee blee bloo blar."

GermaricanMix said...

Fainting Spells is amazing. It's seriously epic. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Jade, just saw the pics on the website. Awwww yours is the best of them all. Love the pose. Love the brown hair. Played Fainting Spells but was distracted by homework. Need to go back and check it out now.

xblaqkxrabbitx said...

Hey Jade, I'm sorry to leave this comment on your blog...You don't have to approve it...

I was just wondering why the Eclectic forums are now DF members only?
I'm only a board member but registered for DF last week.
So far the response has been pretty bad...There have been heaps of board members AND DF members who have left!
It isn't what the board members or DF members want.
I'm simply just asking you to have a look at what some members have said on http://despairfaction.com/showthread.php?t=133115
and if you and the guys agree, to consider reversing this decission???

-Holly xo

Anonymous said...

Great Song Jade!!! Waiting for Crash Love !!! Greetings from Ukraine
Den

helen099 said...

whoa! fainting spells is fierce. THAT track didn't make in on DU? i can't believe it.

(i would like to be a fly on the wall to listen to your discussions about which songs to include on a record and which to leave off. i'm sure it's fascinating)

♥♥

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you guys are touring again. I've missed you guys. I'm going to show in Austin, TX at Stubb's. Can't wait. I'm also hoping you book Dallas, TX pretty soon. I will be there as well.

You guys do work very hard and it shows in all you guys do. Thank you!

I appreciate all of you and will follow you guys til the end of time.

Much Love To Ya!

Anonymous said...

great track, looking forward to the new stuff,Reading was great-well you guys were, the place not so much. Can't wait to see how fired up Frank get's the crowd on your tour-going to be interesting.
ps don't diss the beard, it looks good, your little bro is quite entertaining isn't he-especially when he's not overly happy and isn't aware of being watched.

C"est Moi. said...

Fainting Spells... I kinda wanna marry this song and have its babies. I'm not kidding. I haven't loved a song at first listen in quite some time... thank you.

LynellMarie said...

Hey Jade,
Is there supposed to be a second track on the B-side player? Because it's up, but not playing. I was just curious.

morrowkitty said...

Can't wait for the tour!! AHHH! The Blaqk Audio tour was fun :)

//..Flip..\\ said...

am loving the song. if that is a b-side, i can't wait for the album

Anonymous said...

Fainting Spells needs to be played live. Stat.

Taylor!! said...

You guys should come to Canada for the Crash Love tour. Like Alberta or Saskatchewan! That would be the best thing ever. I'm really exited for the album.

Fainting Spells blew my mind. Keep up the good work!

"Hows your mind?"
"Blown."
<[crash]3

books_and_coffee101 said...

i feel for you, Jade. Back in July i went on a exchange student trip to Japan and that 14 hour flight is GRUELING. On the way over there, our plane had little tv's that were in the back of the people's seat in front of us, so we could watch whatever we wanted too (there was little remotes in the armrest..) but even though i spent most of the time playing airplane solataire, i got super bored... On the way back it wasn't so bad because we traveled at night so i slept the whole 12 hours... immagration was the nightmare then... but its all worth it!!!(and i brought two books to read and a DS LOL.)

lezah said...

I have heard Fainting Spells! It's amazing. A bit odd at first, but after that it just turns into awesome. I love it, thank you.

Jamekae said...

Fainting Spells is possibly my favourite AFI song right now. It's immense and so quirky that it works. I'm unsure if you guys wrote any songs that would've complimented this song during the DU sessions, but I can tell you that many are heralding this as the best from the DU sessions. You wrote a lot of songs, and experimented with a lot of things on DU, it’s mind-blowing to think how DU could've been so many things. I was really happy with the direction you did take (and still am) yet I'm so curious where that album could have gone to with the sound put forward in this track as it truly is illustrious. And while I hope we’d hear this side to AFI once again, I kind of don’t. After all, if I’d been wishing that with one of my other favourites, say NTW, I never would’ve heard this.
Any chance of getting lyrics to it, Jade? We here at the DF centre have been eager to sing along to this for far too long. (Even if it has been released for a day, if you read the OMB, you’d learn that many people are listening to this on repeat. I'm onto 43 plays, myself)

alex said...

whoa. that was dissonant. i tried to make sense of it but it was just chaotic intervals exploding left and right.. :I

Anonymous said...

dude you totally posted this on my birthday. but anyway good luck with everything you guys rule

Steph said...

Fainting Spells sounds stellar. <3

Anonymous said...

I love Fainting Spells! Its the boss! It should replace Medicate as the first single instead of a b-side!

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

Jade, Fainting Spells is awesome! Not to mention love the first single too...Oh and cant wait to see u guys at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville,NJ...

Im never disappointed!
melissa

Anonymous said...

I like the song its fantastic but, the fact that its AFI ALL of us commenting on your blog new that...

-Kylie^_^

Anonymous said...

any way we can ever get the lyrics for fainting spells?

NoiseElectric said...

Fainting Spells? Well, that track certainly has it all, doesn't it? For a minute there, it reminded me of one that I wrote recently. Structure-wise, I mean.

Anyway, keep yerself busy, bro. ;)

Jen** said...

YAY! ur back! and now u can come to the west coast!!! lol well u guys better make it here... i mean ur goin to japan first!!! MEH! pleease make it to the west coast soon k?

and love the new songs fainting spells and no new tale to tell :)

love ya!!

Madeline said...

Heard Medicate on XM Radio today and preordered the album right away!
Have fun with your flight to japan!

Anonymous said...

The song is amazing, got stuck in my head for a while.

Dani said...

WHERE DO I BUY THIS SPECIAL EDITION STUFF? i need to preorder it and get the best version possible. im going to see you guys in november. and i will hopefully be joining DF very very VERY soon!!!!!

ronnieee said...

Your player is doing that weird Linkin Park thing again. Well for me anyways. I've already heard the new song though so you're forgiven. Linkin Park however is not.

Anonymous said...

I love Fainting Spells! One of my favorite AFI songs now. Glad you're having fun. See you in the states!
-Sarah

ocmer28 said...

looking forward to your pictures and vids!!

Anonymous said...

FAINTING SPELLS IN AN INSANELY AMAZING SONG!!! GOOD WORK GUYS!!!!!!!!

d'anna, said...

O.O
'Fainting Spells' sounds amazing. Better than 'Medicate', actually.

No offense, Medicate.

Derek said...

Jade, AWESOME!

I was a bit worried by the first few seconds of the "fainting spells" track. But, You totally blew my mind. That has to be one of the most diverse AFI tracks I've herd. Totally EPIC. Great job man.

See ya in November at the "Cains" and the "Uptown Theater" in tulsa and Kansas City respectively.

Derek,

Cecilia said...

Damn. It's been a while since you guys have surprised me in a good way.

Despite my bitchiness, I am still stoked you guys are hitting Austin for the first time in 6 years.

Andri said...

I'll see you guys for the first time in that MTV fest in MD because you guys aren't coming to DC. I've been waiting for three years to see you guys so it'll be amazing :)

Hope to see you there! :)

n0X. said...

Yes !!!!! come on in france !!!! :D I LOVE YOU, I WANT TO SEE YOU

Anonymous said...

How are you and Smith so close? I mean is that siblingly (yeah, I don't think that's an actually a word) possible? My brother and me aren't on the same page. Do y'all have arguments? It's like you guys are best friends.

Anyways, I love all of the videos of Smith. He makes my day! This post made my week! BTW, how is it possible to finish to novels (I'm safe to assume that these novels are over fifty pages) in 14 hours?

Oh yeah, will ATL be added to that list? Fainting Spells is beautiful. I loved the bass chord thing in the middle. It was so pretty. I don't think you guys were going for pretty, though.

Anonymous said...

Smith has a beard o.o oh my.ohh myy.

Anonymous said...

if you're going to japan, you might as well drop by hong kong and give us a show...

pishpash said...

!!! You're coming HERE?! I live in Ayase-shi, which is about thirty minutes on the train from Yokohama...and here I thought I had zero chance of seeing you guys in the next three years. I gather this is the shindig on the 26th? Well, I may not be able to get IN, but I will be in the vicinity for sure.

Anonymous said...

Not 'have went up,' but 'have gone up.'

I think I just corrected the grammar of someone who is far more famous than I will ever be.

Allie said...

Freddie Mercury. An amazing vocalist that the world wouldn't admitt was amazing untill after he died. People are stupid. Anyhoo, you guys should cover some Queen songs. I think you would do an amazing job! It would be interesting to hear you guys cover Killer Queen. I think you would do an amazing job :D

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Anonymous said...

I want my beard documentary.
thankyouverymuch.