THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT: We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a "big show". We were ambitious, but we didn't think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It's a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn't make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.
      It's been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We've all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we've all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We've sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who've just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.
      But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: " This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let's just do it, one last time." And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.
      We never did "The shape of punk to come" justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there's this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who've kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes. 
      We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.

      See you in the pit.

//Refused 
 

TOUR DATES: 

February 29, 2012: 
Scharinska Villan (secret gig) 
Umeå, Sweden 

March 30, 2012: 
Debaser Medis (secret gig) 
Stockholm, Sweden 

April 12, 2012: 
The Glass House 
Pomona, CA, USA 

April 13, 2012: 
Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Indio, CA, USA 

April 18, 2012: 
The Warfield
San Francisco, CA, USA

April 20, 2012: 
Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Indio, CA, USA

April 22, 2012: 
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA 

April 23, 2012: 
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA 

April 24, 2012: 
The Acheron (secret gig) 
Brooklyn, NY, USA 

April 27, 2012: 
Monster Bash Festival 
Berlin, Germany 

April 28, 2012: 
Telekom Playgrounds 
Sterup, Germany 

April 29, 2012: 
Groezrock Festival
Meerhout, Belgium 

May 31, 2012: 
San Miguel Primavera Sound 
Barcelona, Spain

June 1, 2012: 
Rock im Park
Nuremberg, Germany

June 2, 2012: 
Rock am Ring
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

June 4, 2012: 
Arena Fiera Di Rho 
Milano, Italy 

June 8, 2012: 
Nova Rock Festival
Nickelsdorf, Austria

June 9, 2012: 
Vainstream
Muenster, Germany

June 10, 2012: 
Download Festival
Castle Donington, United Kingdom 

June 15, 2012: 
Greenfield Festival 
Interlaken, Switzerland

June 16, 2012:
Hellfest Open Air Festival
Clisson, France

July 1, 2012: 
Eurockéennes 
Belfort, France

July 5, 2012: 
Rock for People Festival 
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

July 6, 2012:
Ruisrock Festival
Turku, Finland

July 8, 2012: 
Roskilde Festival 
Roskilde, Denmark

July 13, 2012:
Optimus Alive 
Oeiras, Portugal

July 15, 2012: 
Masquerade Music Park
Atlanta, GA, USA

July 16, 2012: 
The Fillmore
Silver Spring, MD, USA

July 18, 2012: 
Williamsburg Park 
Brooklyn, NY, USA

July 19, 2012: 
Riot Fest East
Philadelphia, PA, USA

July 20, 2012: 
House of Blues
Boston, MA, USA

July 21, 2012: 
Metropolis
Montreal, Canada

July 22, 2012: 
Sound Academy
Toronto, Canada

July 23, 2012: 
Sound Academy
Toronto, Canada

July 25, 2012: 
Royal Oak Music Theater
Royal Oak, MI, USA

July 26, 2012: 
Congress Theater
Chicago, IL, USA

July 29, 2012: 
Fuji Rock Festival
Yuzawa, Japan

August 9, 2012: 
Way Out West Festival 
Gothenburg, Sweden

August 9, 2012: 
Way Out West Festival (Jazzhuset)
Gothenburg, Sweden

August 10, 2012: 
Øya Festival
Oslo, Norway

August 12, 2012: 
HMV Forum
London, United Kingdom 

August 13, 2012: 
HMV Forum
London, United Kingdom 

August 14, 2012: 
Manchester Academy
Manchester, United Kingdom 

August 17, 2012: 
Lowlands Festival
Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

August 18, 2012: 
Pukkelpop
Kiewit, Belgium

August 19, 2012: 
Highfield Festival
Leipzig, Germany

August 22, 2012: 
Ogden Theater
Denver, CO, USA

August 24, 2012: 
MacEwan Hall
Calgary, Canada 

August 25, 2012: 
Shaw Conference Center
Edmonton, Canada 

August 26, 2012: 
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, Canada

August 27, 2012: 
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, Canada

August 28, 2012: 
The Paramount
Seattle, WA, USA 

August 29, 2012: 
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR, USA

Augut 31, 2012: 
Fox Theater
San Francisco, CA, USA 

September 1, 2012: 
L.A. State Historic Park
Los Angeles, CA, USA 

September 29, 2012:
Live Music Hall
Cologne, Germany

September 30, 2012: 
Lucerna Music Hall
Prague, Czech Republic

October 1, 2012: 
Arena
Vienna, Austria 

October 2, 2012:
Backstage Werk
Munich, Germany

October 4, 2012:
Razzmatazz
Barcelona, Spain

October 5, 2012:
Riveria
Madrid, Spain

October 7, 2012: 
Estragon
Bologna, Italy

October 8, 2012: 
Komplex
Zurich, Switzerland

October 9, 2012:
Bataclan
Paris, France

October 10, 2012: 
Rockhal
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

October 11, 2012: 
013
Tilburg, Netherlands

November 3, 2012:
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Austion, TX, USA

November 5, 2012: 
The Fonda Theatre 
Hollywood, CA, USA 

November 9, 2012:
Metro Fremantle
Perth, Australia

November 11, 2012: 
Eatons Hill
Brisbane, Australia

November 13, 2012:
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, Australia

November 15, 2012:
The Palace
Melbourne, Australia

November 16, 2012:
Palace
Melbourne, Australia

November 17, 2012:
Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide, Australiator

December 6, 2012:
KB 
Malmö, Sweden

December 7, 2012: 
Pustervik
Göteborg, Sweden

December 8, 2012: 
Annexet 
Stockholm, Sweden

December 9, 2012: 
Sentrum Scene 
Oslo, Norway 

December 15, 2012: 
Exel Arena (Gammlia Arena) 
Umeå, Sweden

December 15, 2012: 
Fabriken
Umeå, Sweden
 

LINE UP: 

Dennis Lyxzén - Vocals
David Sandström - Drums
Kristofer Steen - Guitar
Jon Brännström - Guitar
Magnus Flagge - Bass

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