PICS: AFI at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

AFI delivered a fiery goth-punk spectacle at SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Aug. 1.

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The alt-punk/hardcore band formed in Ukiah, California in 1991. They’ve had the same lineup since 1998: Lead vocalist Davey Havok (pictured), drummer Adam Carson, bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget.
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The AFI acronym stands for “A Fire Inside,” but band members have stated that it originally stood for “Asking For It” and “Anthems For Insubordinates.”
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AFI started to reach substantial commercial success following the release of their fifth album, “The Art of Drowning,” in 2000 when it peaked at No. 174 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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But it was their following album, 2003’s “Sing the Sorrow,” that launched them into huge mainstream popularity. The album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 51 whole weeks thanks to its massive singles “Girl’s Not Grey” and “Silver and Cold.”
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“Sing the Sorrow” was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2006 and has become the band’s best-selling release to-date.
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Their seventh album, “Decemberunderground,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2006 and featured the huge hit single, “Miss Murder.”
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They released “Crash Love” in 2009, and their ninth studio album “Burials” in 2013, which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
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The band’s 10th and latest studio album is self-titled and released on Jan. 20, 2017 through Concord Music Group. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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The band’s Aug. 1 set list consisted of the following songs: “Miseria Cantare – The Beginning,” “Girl’s Not Grey,” “So Beneath You,” “Anxious,” “Beautiful Thieves,” “This Celluloid Dream,” “Love Like Winter”…
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Along with “Snow Cats,” “Paper Airplanes (Makeshift Wings),” “37mm,” “The Days of the Phoenix,” “I Hope You Suffer,” and “Silver and Cold.”
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Their two-song encore was made up of “This Time Imperfect” and “Miss Murder.” Come back soon, guys!
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