The popular rock band Against Me! has been buzzing with the news about Killing Me Loudly, An Evening of Existential Dread, Fiending and Gender Dysphoria In The Brilliance of Life’s Headlights. It is said to include solo shows featuring the band’s frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, as well as tons of surprises and spoken word performances. The events are set for Los Angeles, CA on Friday, May 22 at the Masonic Lodge (Hollywood Forever) and at New York, NY on May 25 at City Winery. Against Me! has a lot to celebrate for, especially their widely acclaimed new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. You can purchase tickets for both shoes on their official website here. And as if their successful album wasn’t already enough, Against Me! was recently named “Outstanding Music Artist” at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last month. This award is an extremely special one because it recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for acceptance.
Against Me! has also announced its first batch of music for 2015, the “Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ” The record is being released as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 18). It is expected to feature two previously unreleased versions of the song – Side A contains a live recording of the track which will appear on the band’s forthcoming live album and Side B will feature a never-before-heard “Extra Dysphoric Version.” It will be available on limited colored vinyl and on sale at participating Record Store Day stores. You can click here for more information on the record and its release.
Against Me! and Laura Jane Grace will be making the following appearances in North America in 2015. More dates are expected to be released soon.
22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (Killing Me Loudly solo show)
23 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling at the Bunkhouse (feat. Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard)
25 – New York, NY – City Winery (Killing Me Loudly solo show)
12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Against Me! full band)
13 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival (Against Me! full band)
18 – Portland, OR – Project Pabst Festival (Against Me! full band)