PICS: AFI at NICU Amphitheatre

Goth-punks rejoice: As expected, AFI burned through North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre recently with a fiery performance.

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The goth-punk band's insane shows have simply become legendary -- Alternative Press has called frontman Davey Havok an undeniable "bona fide rock god," after all -- and their recent performance at the massive Chula Vista venue was no different.
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The group -- which, aside from Havok, includes drummer Adam Carson, bassist Hunter Burgan (left), drummer Adam Carson (middle, background) and guitarist Jade Puget (right) -- tore through an eight-song set as the evening's openers.
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The band, whose initials stand for "A Fire Inside," are on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (look for their own respective photo galleries on
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While they formed in 1991, AFI began 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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However, 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 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. As of 2009, the album has sold more than 1.26 million copies.
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Since then, they've released four more studio albums -- including 2006's "Decemberunderground," 2009's "Crash Love," 2013's "Burials" and 2017's self-titled effort. Their latest release is last year's "The Missing Man" EP.
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During the Aug. 28 show, AFI performed: "Girl's Not Grey," "End Transmission," "Trash Bat," "So Beneath You," "Back into the Sun," "Get Dark," "Beautiful Thieves," and "Miss Murder."
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The group seems to have a bit of a love affair with our fine city -- always making a point to perform shows here in town pretty regularly -- and we couldn't be happier about it. Come back soon, lads!
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