Black Flag to Perform at Exit/In June 27


Here’s what you need to know about hardcore punk legends Black Flag in 2014: after their initial split in 1986, the group’s many, many members of varying degrees of importance went on to form and join countless other musical projects, with most prominent and final frontman Henry Rollins garnering the greatest post-breakup success. Last year, the band “reformed,” with only guitarist Greg Ginn remaining from its early days. This version of the band put out one album, What The…, last fall with vocalist Ron Reyes, before shedding a few more members and restructuring for a new tour (another group of former Black Flag members reformed last year as well, and have been touring under the name “Flag,” making this all the more confusing; neither group features Rollins, however). Now armed with vocalist Mike Vallely, who first joined the band for a few songs at a reunion show way back in ’03, Black Flag are set to play our very own Exit/In on June 27, for what appears to be their first Nashville show ever [edit: we’ve been informed by commenter Vollie Stone that Black Flag played Nashville in 1984]! Joining them are Ginn’s electronic side project HOR, and New York duo Cinema Cinema.

While it might be a far-shot from a full-on Black Flag reunion, this is likely the closest you’re ever going to get, and it’s still sure to be a rowdy, fun time. Tickets are now on sale, and by virtue of name alone are almost sure to sell out. Grab ’em here for $15.

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05/16 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
05/17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pubrock
05/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
05/19 – Bakersfield, CA @ On The Rocks
05/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05/21 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
05/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
05/23 – Oakland, CA @ New Parrish
05/24 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
05/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
05/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
05/29 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theater Pub
05/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
06/11 – Dallas, TX @ Elm Street Festival
06/13 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
06/14 – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
06/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
06/16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
06/17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
06/18 – Lansing, MI @ The Avenue
06/19 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
06/20 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
06/21 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
06/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
06/23 – Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
06/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
06/26 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
06/27 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/28 – Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s


  1. I saw Black Flag in Nashville in 1984 at a place called Cantrells
    Tom Tricoli’s Dog and Saint Vitus opened up for them. Henry was great, the show was great.

  2. Also adding to the confusion, Ron Reyes was the second vocalist for Black Flag way back in the 80s. He was part of the reunited version that recorded “What The…?” and performed with them on that tour until Ginn kicked him out and replaced him with Vallely


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