AFI’s Davey Havok Speaks Out About Rumors
AFI recently released their newest album “AFI” (The Blood Record) in January that sparked huge excitement from fans who had long awaited new AFI music. In a recent interview with NME, Vocalist Davey Havok opened up about the way AFI has been portrayed in the media and how they as a band have overcome the rumours, and maintained a close family-like relatioship with each other.
Havok started by telling NME “I don’t know if there is a singular misconception about us. There are so many different rumors about us as people, as a band, and personally, that are polarized,”
Noting famous songs like “She Speaks The Language,” “Above The Bridge” and “Aurelia,” Havok mentions that the sound and feelings that were expressed in those particular songs have been part of the band personally for years, although haven’t been portrayed in the way fans have seen before.
Havok then begins to talk about their fans dedication and passion, which he says they are “very appreciative” of.
“I do feel that they can sense the truth in what we create. We’re very honest in our writing and that appeals to them. They somehow connect or relate to it,” Havok expressed to NME.
“It’s such a great feeling to be able to reach people and have that profound an impact on them where they’re moved to either simply come see us or get our imagery of my lyrics tattooed on them or create, paint or form bands based on some kind of inspiration from us.”
Havok then goes on to explain that the rumours that have been spread throughout the years “doesn’t matter.”
“There have been rumours about me for many, many years,” Havok says.
“I’ve overdosed and died many times, I’ve been a junkie, I’ve been violent and militant straight-edge, I’ve been the kindest person in the world, I’ve been a completely appalling horrible person, Christian, Satanist, the gamut. All of it is there, but I don’t really get involved in any of that because it doesn’t matter.”
You can view a list of upcoming AFI tour dates below:
Tuesday, July 18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle++
Wednesday, July 19 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium++
Friday, July 21 St. Louis, MO Pageant++
Saturday, July 22 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre @ The Midland
Monday, July 24 Oklahoma, OK Diamond Ballroom++
Tuesday, July 25 Papillion, NE Sumtur Amphitheater++
Thursday, July 27 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre++
Saturday, July 29 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl++
Tuesday, August 1 San Diego, CA Car Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre++
Wednesday, August 2 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre++
Friday, August 4 Troutdale, OR Edgefield++
Saturday, August 5 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre++