Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED has announced its North American tour plans for this winter. The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, D.C. and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting REFUSED on these dates will be METZ, who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and YOUTH CODE.
VIP ticket, CD/vinyl bundles go on sale on Wednesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sales are Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
Feb. 21 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Feb. 24 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
Feb. 25 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
Feb. 27 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall
Feb. 28 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Feb. 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar. 03 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre*
Mar. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
Mar. 05 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
Mar. 07 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre*
Mar. 08 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades*
Mar. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720 Warehouse*
* METZ appears
REFUSED's new album, "War Music", will be released on October 18.
Formed in Umeå, Sweden in 1991, hardcore-punk legends REFUSED are one of the most influential rock bands of the early '00s. Artists as diverse as LINKIN PARK, Frank Turner, Steve Aoki, Duff McKagan and PARAMORE have been heavily cited crediting the 1998 album "The Shape Of Punk To Come" as being a fundamental influence on their musical styles. That album has become a cultural touchstone for the entire post-hardcore generation as the origination of stylistic genre-bending — including electronics, jazz and slick production for the first time — tent-poled by politically progressive lyrical intent and further strengthened through use of album artwork and energetic live shows to spread their message.
After a 14-year pause, the band reunited in 2012 playing much anticipated shows like mainstream festival Coachella and were subsequently awarded the "Special Prize for Music Exports" by the Swedish Ministry of Trade in 2013. In 2015, they released their fourth studio album "Freedom", which was recorded with Nick Launay (NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS, KILLING JOKE), while also turning to Swedish pop/producer Shellback, whose credits include Taylor Swift and Britney Spears, for the lead single "Elektra".