Anti-Flag Break Up

    Anti-Flag have announced they have broken up. The long-running political punk band, which was on tour in Europe and scheduled to play in Prague with the Dropkick Murphys tomorrow, revealed the sudden news on Patreon yesterday.

    Anti-Flag’s breakup post reads in full:

    Anti-Flag has disbanded. the patreon has been switched into a mode where it will no longer charge the monthly fee.

    i will begin to process refunds to all patrons in the coming weeks. once all refunds are processed the patreon page will also be removed.

    The band’s website and their social-media pages have been deleted. As Stereogum points out, the announcement comes just a day after allegations were made against a “singer of a political punk band” on the latest episode of Enough, a podcast about sexual assault in the music business. The singer is never named, but fans on Reddit have connected the dots between the alleged perpetrator and Anti-Flag’s founding singer-guitarist Justin Geever, aka Justin Sane.

    Since their formation in 1988, Anti-Flag released 13 albums and developed a reputation for pushing left-wing politics. Their latest LP, Lies They Tell Our Children, arrived this year.

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    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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