AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL To Team Up For 'For My Family' South American Tour

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT and MADBALL will team up for a South American tour in October 2009. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

Long before South America had become a promising touring spot, at times when most bands wouldn't dare to come to this continent, NYHC titans AGNOSTIC FRONT and MADBALL were the first prominent international acts to show respect for the Latin American hardcore scene embarking on adventurous tours in Argentina and Brazil in the early '90s. Their dedication to touring our continent when things were really hard, the spirit that emerged from their anthological performances in the past, along with the Latino background of some of their members, have built bonds with the South American hardcore scene that transcend all limits of music, a relationship that also reflects cultural and ethnical identification, a connection that no other bands will ever be able to construct.

Over the last years, things have changed for the better in South America. Many bands can now tour our continent successfully. However, only AGNOSTIC FRONT and MADBALL have managed to be accepted and crowned as legitimate representatives of generations of South American hard music fans, our very own representatives as much as they are representatives of NYHC. Such a feeling was widely witnessed across South America again when both bands joined forces with Brazil's Liberation Music Company to book their highly successful and extensive South American tours in 2006 and 2007 (MADBALL) and 2008 (AGNOSTIC FRONT).

In October 2009, this feeling will be celebrated once again, intensified even more with both giants on tour together in South America for the first time in history, supporting another project these two acts are planning for 2009: a split CD with songs sang in Spanish. There's no doubt that such a gift in reverence to our music scene and culture will make this tour an even more special event. For My Family Tour 2009 is planned to hit South America's most traditional markets — Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Smaller scenes, however, may also be considered.

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