Saturday, March 13, 2010

Back from Australia, I now find myself in Charlotte, NC. 7 1/2 hours from the show in Nashville last night. It's nice to be on home soil again, although the Aussies treated us lovely, even if their sun did not.

I looked out the back window of the bus and saw a group of people already lined up at 11 am. It's always great to see you guys in the morning, with your umbrellas and blankets, it always gives us a good feeling about the show.

I guess this information has just went out so I can mention it, we're doing a summer tour with Green Day. I'm excited about it, I've listened to them since I was a kid. My first band, which you may know also included Nick 13 from Tiger Army and Geoff Kresge, used to open occasionally for Green Day when they were still a local band. I think it kicks off around August.

www.blaqkaudio.com

75 comments:

leongyiting said...

TOTALLY LOVE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE BA WEBSITE! Caps-spam but it was worth it!

Mandy said...

Woo!! AFI & GREEN DAY! Wow!

Anonymous said...

AFI and Green Day? that is going to be one Wicked tour!!! Really hope yall make it to Houston. It would be awesome to see yall twice in a year.

Also can't wait for the new Blaqk Audio! Good things Jade good things!

ThisSideUp said...

I cannot wait for Bright Black Heaven!

chaoskitten[DF] said...

I want to see you guys and Green Day together! I saw them in October and they were savage! :D
So jealous!
They were the band that got me into music when I was 14, still a massive fan of them to this day.....

Damn this is not fair! XD

Anonymous said...

Is afi going to be touring on your own in the us before BA tours?
Greenday shows are too expensive and at too big of venues =/

DMP said...

Impressive summer tour, right there. Unfortunately, I doubt can go to a concert anytime soon due to school and whatnot, but I hope you have a blast, Jade!

Daniela said...

wow. finally!
you realy go on tour with Green Day? that's awesome!

oh, i want to tell you something. I have a friend who say you are a gay and I wand to kill him. Can I do this?;;). Please say yes.

Kiss Ya^.^ I hope we don't have to wait like the next time for the next upload. I hope you're not tired.:) Luv ya. XOXO

Cassii!! said...

Awwww!!! You're going to open for Green Day?!?! Poor you!!! No offense, they kinda suck. I'd be more excited if you opened (or if they opened for you) with Breathe Carolina or Attack Attack! because they're much cooler than Green Day. Sorry.

David McG said...

Jade is that music on the splash page from a BA song? Need to know now!!
Thanks for the update!

Lisa said...

How exciting! n__n
I wish I could go!

Fbowa said...

Oh wow, I'm excited for this summer now! I hope the tour will come to Salt Lake. :]

books_and_coffee101 said...

You guys were really great last night in Nashville. I had a blast and thank you for making my first all out concert probably the best..... I hope to see you the next time you decide to visit Nashville. But now.... i'm really sore and still feel like i don't have a "Things I want to Do list" anymore LOL.

Dilt said...

I would go wild if you were the ones to start the show on their concert in Oslo the 4th of June this summer. I have tickets! ;D

xonedarkflamex said...

Great show last night in Nashville! I was kinda bummed that you guys didn't play Too Shy To Scream or Sacrilege, but that's okay.

I caught your pick last night, and I was looking at it earlier. The way it's worn down makes it look like you pluck with one of the blunt ends instead of the pointy end. Is that true? I'm just curious because I've never seen anyone do that before. =P

Ayda said...

BLAQK AUDIO'S WEBSITE IS AWESOME!
It made me even more excited for the new album :D
Also, a tour with Green Day is fucking legit. I hope i can go to one of the shows :)

This might a bit early to ask, but will you guys tour for Blaqk Audio?
I hope you guys do! I love both AFI and BA!

Shannon said...

SO excited to see you with Green Day. I am certain that it will be a sick show. I am very much looking forward to seeing you at the very first stop, in Camden!

Kylie said...

AFI and Green Day sounds like fun to me if you manage to come to Arizona I will for sure be there. I want to go to Blaqk Audio too but I don't think I could get in if there are age restrictions like they had on your last tour.

-Kylie^_^

lezah said...

Jade, can you steal me and sneak me into one of the Green Day/AFI shows? Only because I grew up listening to Green Day and would love to see them again, since that awesome show they played in Singapore. Not to mention that I love AFI (haha, obviously) and seeing you guys twice in Sydney last month makes me wish I could go to every AFI show. I'll swim to America or something! Haha. I hate the aussie sun too. Too hot. It kills me. Sunscreen for skin protection, hell yes.

I would love to open for Green Day one day, even though I currently do not have a band. I could do a one-(wo)man show of some sort!

Have fun this tour, and in Europe, and then with Green Day! I really wish I could go. AFI + Green Day = my dream situation.

TJmusic24 said...

yeah! 3 days jade til i see you guys in Florida!...i got another cd for u...i hope u liked the last one even though it kinda sucked honestly haha.

Jaime said...

You kicked ass in Nashville last night!

Charlie. said...

arg! Jade what happened to your layout dude? It seems to hate me. Yeah, apologies for the sun, it's a bitch this time of year. Glad you're enjoying being and GODDAMN wish I could attend that tour. Hell, I pretty much got into you guys from Green Day, it would be amazing.

For the time being have a blast dude, keep it cool.
Catchya!
-Charlie.

helen099 said...

hey sweet jade. good to have y'all back home again. hope you had fun on the other side of the planet.

i can't say i'm too too excited about seeing you with Green Day. (i like a cozier venue) but i'm happy if you're happy.

and the BA page is very pretty.

♥♥

JADESJOY said...

Yeh Jade, just read about the GD tour! Brilliant news. Hope we can also look forward to a BA tour later? It must be hard, touring,feeling homesick at times. There is a lot to be said for Home sweet home and all that jazz. Has your lovely hair recovered from the Aussie sunshine & humidity yet? lol hugz.

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Danny said...

Whoa no comments yet, I'm surprised. Do you know what states you'll be touring? Hopefully if you come to Dallas and tickets aren't outrageously expensive I'll be able to hit it up.

Anonymous said...

Green day + afi = Natasha Bloodshed getting a haircut. Dont ask. I honestly dont know. So, Jade, welcome home!...soil. Glad you enjoyed Australia, and dont worry. We ALL hate the sun. I invited it to my birthday and it ditched me. THAT FUCKER.

Mia said...

AHH! Maybe this time around I'll get to see AFI in concert! I missed you last time...

Meredith said...

You should have seen the line at 5 am in Nashville. We were watching the thunderstorm and trying to stay away from metal parts of buildings because we were afraid of lightning strikes. :(

Kayla said...

Thanks for the pic you threw at my face :)

The show was amazing. Can't wait to see you guys again!

Emily said...

AFI? Green Day? Sounds awesome!!! They are my two favorite bands, and seeing them in the same concert is my dream come true!

Coldest Day In July said...

Ohh, NC...closer and closer you get. It's all very suspenseful-like. ;)

See you on Tuesday! And come say hi after the show, we missed you in O-Town! <33

Limbo McLaurin said...

Great to know you're back in the states! *Aloe and a good dose of King Kong can sure a sunburn*

So excited about the summer tour!!! I may actually get the chance to see you!

Kylie said...

Oh btw when are you planning on releasing that Crash Love guitar tab you promised us like four months ago? Not trying to rush you just to remind you (:

-Kylie^_^

Shy Girls Win said...

Wow, that's awesome that you're touring with Green Day! I hope to catch you sometime! Tomorrow I'll have to tell my friends Jared and Hailey and Fishy and a couple other people that like Green Day and AFI! This is going to be awesome!!!! Wahoo!!!!!!

AngelofMusic said...

I saw you guys in Charlotte and you were great!!! It would've been nicer if it hadn't rained though :P

Anonymous said...

green day is rad yo
imma be imma be imma be imma be

AngelofMusic said...

I saw you guys in Charlotte and you were great!!! It would've been nicer if it hadn't rained though :P

Make_Me_Invisible said...

You were FABULOUS in Charlotte! Not too many folks I'm willing to stand out in the rain for. It was worth it.

Oksana said...

I saw my first AFI show last night in Charlotte. I was absolutely blown away! It was a million times better than I imagined it would be =] Thanks for being so awesome, Jade! P.S. you all looked fantastic!

Ligeia said...

Indiana.

Anonymous said...

As unpleasant as it was to stand out in the rain and the cold, the show was absolutely worth it. Thank you for never disappointing. Also, I hope Hunter decided to share the bag of Uncle Eddie's I gave him.

Christy Crawley said...

Jade.
I was waiting in line for the Charlotte show since 4:10 am. Boo-freaking-yah.
I drove all night up from Atlanta.

I brought the game Apples to Apples, and I played with a ton of DFers. We made a Jade card. :)

You also threw me a guitar pick (at least I hope it was for me. We were staring at each other during your mini-solo, and you were still looking at me when you threw it.) during Too Shy to Scream, but it flew right past my hand. XD

Thank you for making the show so fucking awesome. As thanks, I gave you guys some chocolate chip vegan muffins. I basically shoved the tupperware in Hunter's face before he retreated to the bus in the cold rain, and a security guard came screaming after me. Haha, I just realized I had my last name on the tupperware. So now you know why the vegan muffins were called "Crawley." Heh heh.

Those security people sucked BTW. They were complaining about Davey twirling the mic, and one of them didn't allow Davey to molest them during Too Shy. XD

Summershudder112 said...

I'm so happy you guys came to charlotte, the show was great! The crowd was a little rough, but overall you guys were fantastic! I actaully was picked randomly from a radio station guy for the meet and greet, I was wearing the Medicate shirt & Zu boutique shoes. I want to thank you so much, like the concert in Myrtle Beach you always seem to change me after a concert, I don't know how but you do. I just wanted to tell you how great it was meeting all of you, you're all so sweet! Haha, and it must be the hair(if you remember that) :)
Thank you x100!
-Alex S.

ZaraZemo said...

It totally made my day when I found out that you and Green Day are touring this summer! I really hope you guys can make it to DC!! xx

Javalive Photography said...

stoked that you're touring with green day! two of my top four bands in the same venue, best thing since pop disaster tour. I would say you should stick to theaters rather than arenas, but then it would sell out too quickly.

Hope you have time to announce another club show in between bamboozle and slim's. I overslept and woke up to a sold out notice. I would suggest chain reaction since it's about the same size (I think). Or this new place called common ground, the one your friend's in ceremony played at the night before your show in tempe back in january. That was a sick place to see them, and it would definitely be a great place to see AFI!

emiiieee said...

Sorry bout our sun, Jade, its bein mean to everyone (you can tell from the cancer xD ) anyway we love you xox

lorral said...

Charlotte was super great show (as always) I stayed OUT of the pit so I could just enjoy the music and the view. The wait in the rain was jsut another whatever as was the lack of portapotty use. LOL Can;'t wait for the SFO show. I am so lucky!

Emme said...

A summer tour with Green Day. WOW. Count me in - this will be so worth the travel; that is if you're not coming to Vegas

this is so weird! all weekend long I'm listening to Cexcells and I thought when is Blaqk Audio updating their site and LOOK!!! its updated (somewhat - in a tease like fashion but i'm not complaining). Have to ask myself what is in store for us.

Elizabeth said...

well ..let me tell you .. that new Blaqk Audio introduction it's just GREAT !! I REALLY REALLY LOVE IT , it just has something, i don't know what is exactly but it's very beatiful...
bien hecho Jade....

books_and_coffee101 said...

Oh, and i feel like i would bother myself to death if i didn't say it..... i was the girl with the big huge poster reading "WILL EXCHANGE POSTER 4 GUITAR PICK.." in Nashville..... see, my plan was to get on front barricade and maybe get the pick from the concert, but alas, we didn't get there until 7:30 and my dad wouldn't let me try to barge my way up front.... i feel like i epicly failed on that.... now that i've confessed i can sleep better now LOL..

CaughtBetween said...

Lol Isn't Aussie's sun and our sun the same? I can't eait for then summer tour then :D Though the sun promises t be much, much crueler.

Ashley said...

Two of the best bands in all time playing together...epic. I'm definitely buying tickets AS SOON AS theyre posted. DEFINITELY.

Porcubuddy said...

Hey Jade!

I missed you guys in Calgary, AB. I actually posted on one of your facebook links requesting you guys to come to Calgary or Edmonton or Saskatoon, and the fact that you did made me freak out! I can't believe I missed you guys though. I've been a fan since before Decemberunderground and I've been dying to go to one of your shows. I hope you guys come around here again some time soon!!

Anyways, I can't wait for Bright Black Heaven!!

You're the best guitarist ever. You've even inspired me to learn guitar. Love you Jade!!!<3<3<3

GermaricanMix said...

I'm so excited for AFI and Green Day, you have NO idea. Well, maybe you do, considering you'll actually be playing WITH Green Day. Do you know if there'll be a DF pre-sale or do I have to join the Idiots Club? If I missed this cause it sells out I'd cry.

Also Blaqk Audio splash page = pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Your show in Charlotte was excellent! I wasn't one of those great people there at 11, but I was there fairly early. :) Thanks for coming and playing, I had a blast.
You're touring with Green Day! I couldn't be more excited for you!!!! I hope you have some US dates! XOXO.

PS. New BA? Hell yes.

Sharra said...

You are one large tease, you and Davey. Sheesh...I could listen to that intro for hours! Thanks. <3's

Anonymous said...

yeay 4 summer tour!!
(greenday or not, if i may add)

yeay 4 blaqkaudio.com

awww, your posts always leave a smile on my face XD

xoxo

MJ said...

Definitely stoked about seeing you guys with Green Day. I doubt you'll be heading to Canada, so I suppose this is just an excuse for a road trip long overdue.

Very cool Blaqk Audio intro page, the piano background music is soothing in an eerie relaxing sort of way.

Leftover Slurpee. said...

YOU AND GREEN DAY ARE MY FAVORITE BANDS. I'm so fucking stoked!

Anonymous said...

The Green Day tour is going to be a fucking treat! I didn't believe it the first time I heard about it, definitely a dream come true! <3

neuron diamonds said...

Jade, I love and respect you so much, but seriously? This is becoming a huge problem. Please address this by whatever means nessecary. Thank you.


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Stallion Duck said...

Jade,I am not sure if you will see this.I know that AFI is playing a show in New Orleans on the 19th.Please,please play a show in Biloxi,MS.I really wish that you guys would,because I dearly love your music.It inspired me to be straight edge,and it inspired me to look at life differently.I know that you may not see this,and I know that you may not really consider MISSISSIPPI...a bunch of hicks and idiots...but I know that people would come...my father would never consider taking me to a concert in NEW ORLEANS let alone Alabama...but please,Jade.Please take this up with Smith,and the guys.I desperately wish you to play a show down here.I beg that it's on a Friday night or weekend!I do have school...but please.I do not belong here,I don't want to be here.But if you'd please play a show down here,please,it'd complete my life to meet my idols,complete my life to see my idols live...please,Jade.Please.I'm begging you.Please play a show down here.Please,Jade.

Crimson Butterfly said...

its funny because you're the only band that i listen to in the american category lol

ubiquitous4 said...

The Charlotte show was awesome. Did you see shirtless, pleather pants and arm-warmer wearing, wrestler guy outside?!?! I hope so; if not you missed a great show. It was horrifyingly amazing! It was a huge treat for all us DF'ers that day. I think he scared Adam when he raced across the parking lot at the bus to greet him. Pure win!

melsythasickagesenorita said...

wow that would be awesome to tour with greenday. Afi and greenday 2 pioneers of american punk wicked.

melsythasickagesenorita said...

perhaps you should go on a tour with 30 seconds to mars that would be awesome

Susan said...

awesome, i've been listening to Green Day for ages. i see a tour date in my area! *sigh* when one is young there is the issue or money and a ride...when one is grown up there is the issue of what to do with the kids. hope it is sweet, whether i make it or not!!

Obsolete said...

hey i just realized this posting was on my birthday.

just wanted to say you're awesome thanks for the talent and music for our decade.

pure beauty.

Mimi said...

You should... *cough*cometoseattlewithgreenday*cough*
:)

goodbyes4good(DF) said...

Yes I'm soooo excited bout this tour, got my tix for 8/14@ PNC, which I might mention is one exit down on the parkwy from my home town of Laurence Harbor....woot woot, I'm still hoping for an afi headlining show in either PA or NJ....but will be some what satisfied with this one...ps Green Day are ok, but only going to see u guys...anyway hope all is well with all of u.

Endless love and respect for all tht u do...&represent
xoxoxoxo
melissa

Lina said...

You don't suppose you could support them when they're in Norway, do you? That would be fabulous ;]

ellie:) said...

That concert-the one at The Fillmore- i just have to say i loved seeing you, Davey, Adam, and Hunter:). And i can't wait for Blaqk Audio's Bright Black Heaven!! Yippee!

Tiffany (aka) *Lil Vamp* said...

So I found out there is a day I can make it to one of AFI's concert's in August but it would be a very tight squeeze into my schedule for one it's on a Thursday night I'll be in school but, I get home at 4:00 p.m. from school, and Dallas, TX is an hour and a half away from me not to mention I think the show would last about 3-4 hours maybe hopefully 3 because, then I could leave about 10:00 p.m. and be home by 11:30 p.m. but I really want to go because, I have never been to a concert in my life and this would honestly make my life 100% better....I really wanna see AFI not to mention Green Day because I love them to but, you both together is a gift from god himself!
So hopefully my parents will be lenient enough considering I'll be 18 on may 13th, so maybe they can't keep me in the house that night...not to mention they know AFI is one of my favorite bands so maybe just maybe!? lol maybe you could keep your fingers crossed for me? that would be great lol.....well just thought I'd share my idea on this.....and please don't be afraid to tell me if you think it is a good plan....and please don't be afraid to get back to me on the subject either...lol well ttyl
<3 Always,
Tiffany.
*smooches*

*kiss*my*eyes*/AFI_1991 said...

So I talked to my parents about the concert in Dallas TX and they said that one of them would have to go with me and since my dad loves Green Day he said he will go! So my life is 100% better! I get to finally go to a concert and not just any concert but one with my 2 fave bands! Amazing how much my parents will do for me! I am so grateful for having them.....!
Just letting you know!
<3 Always,
Tiffany (AKA) Lil Vamp.
*smooches*