PICS: AFI at Observatory North Park

AFI lit a fire inside the Observatory for three nights in a row starting on Monday, Feb. 20.

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Lead singer Davey Havok started the band in high school.
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The band has had a passionate following since Havok's sophomore year at UC Berkeley.
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So much so, in fact, that Havok left Berkeley to pursue AFI's success.
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In 1997, with the release of their third full-length album, "Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes," the band solidified their current lineup.
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The lineup includes Havok on vocals, Adam Carson on drums, Hunter Burgan on bass and Jade Puget on guitar.
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It wasn't until their sixth album, "Sing the Sorrow," that the group would find mainstream success.
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As of 2009, "Sing the Sorrow," had sold over 1.26 million copies.
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Their 2006 release, "Decemberunderground," landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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On Jan. 20, the band released its newest, self-titled album, which is also referred to as "The Blood Album."
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As such, vinyl for the new album comes in four different color variants -- one for each blood type.
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Fittingly, they are currently on The Blood Tour.
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And apparently, AFI's still got it.
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Not only are they selling out shows, but their newest album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
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A couple of members, including Havok, are outspokenly straight edge and vegan.
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Just goes to show you: You can be responsible AND badass.
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Here's to keeping the fire burning for many years to come.
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