Black Flag is back together, and are almost done with a new album.
The lineup is Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon (aka…Greg Ginn) on bass. It's certainly not the first time they've gotten back together — a version played Goldenvoice 30th anniversary party in December 2011, but that was Keith Morris, Bill Stevenson and the Descendents' Stephen Egerton — but this one kinda feels special.
Why? Well, rather than a one-off, they're not only “putting finishing touches” on a new work, according to an SST press release, but they've got extensive touring planned. Their upcoming performances include:
*Ruhrpott Rodeo in Hünxe, Germany, May 18th 2013
*UK's Hevy Fest on Sunday August 4th
*The Muddy Roots Music festival in Tennessee, August 31st, 2013
Dates for a U.S. tour in the fall are expected before long.
Morris, Stevenson, Egerton and Chuck Dukowski have reunited as Flag, and have national and international dates on the books as well.
The full Black Flag press release is below
BLACK FLAG has reformed and is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new album with founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass.
The one constant member throughout the history of BLACK FLAG, Ginn — named one of Rolling Stone's “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time” — defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Greg Ginn also currently plays with Good For You and Greg Ginn And The Royal We.
Ron Reyes of Decline Of The Western Civilization fame was the BLACK FLAG vocalist from The Church / Jealous Again era. Reyes also currently plays guitar in Piggy.
Gregory Moore has played with Gone and BLACK FLAG (2003) and brings his relentless and driving drum style to the band.
Notorious for not touring, Dale Nixon never-the-less played bass on the My War album and is the author of iconic BLACK FLAG bass lines such as Jealous Again, Nervous Breakdown, Six Pack, TV Party, Revenge, Gimme Gimme Gimme etc… etc… While Dale has lent his skills to the new album, he is currently contractually obligated for a stint on Celebrity Rehab. Still, as he has always done in the past, he will continue to provide insight and spiritual guidance to the current bass player.
The seeds of this reformation were planted when Reyes invited Ginn to perform with him at his birthday party some two and half years ago. Needless to say — the party was a blast and the two vowed at that time to work on some songs together. The fruition of those efforts will culminate in the release of the new album later this year.
Far from being a one-time grab, this reformation has BLACK FLAG recording and touring extensively both in the US and abroad.
BLACK FLAG are excited to announce that they will be headlining the RUHRPOTT RODEO in Hünxe, Germany on May 18th 2013.
BLACK FLAG are excited to announce that they will be playing the UK's Hevy Fest on Sunday August 4th. Celebrating it's 5th year this summer, Hevy is a completely independent hardcore, punk and metal festival with over 80 bands across 4 stages. The iconic band will be returning to Britain for the first time in almost 30 years, making their only UK appearance of 2013 at the festival.
BLACK FLAG is headlining the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee, Saturday August 31st, 2013. Muddy Roots is 100% independent and promotes artists ranging from bluegrass, old country to punk rock and everything in between. 3 days of camping WITH 60 bands.
More festival and tour dates to be announced soon including BLACK FLAG US Tour Fall 2013