Shows for 2016 – USA, United Kingdom and Mexico!

Hey guys! All the fans in Europe and other parts of the globe need to wait for AAF a little bit longer (except for Mexico and UK!), meanwhile all US fans have a lot of dates scheduled, check them out below!

Alien Ant Farm Tour 2016 Dates Europe Mexico USA

  • Apr 22 Pima County Fair w/ P.O.D. & Hoobastank Tucson, AZ
  • Apr 23 Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Newport Beach, CA
  • May 21 Wild Flower Festival Richardson, TX
  • Jun 09 Cardiff University Students Union Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Jun 10 Download Festival Leverington, United Kingdom
  • Jun 18 Bowling Green Ballpark Bowling Green, KY
  • Jul 01 Whisky A Go Go *ANThology* West Hollywood, CA
  • Jul 02 M15 Concert Bar & Grill Corona, CA
  • Jul 08 89th Street Collective Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jul 09 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
  • Jul 10 Vintage Villians Danville, IL
  • Jul 13 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
  • Jul 14 Aftershock Merriam, KS
  • Jul 15 The Warehouse Clarksville, TN
  • Jul 16 Riverside Warehouse Shreveport, LA
  • Jul 17 Southport Music Hall New Orleans, LA
  • Jul 19 JACK RABBITS LIVE Jacksonville, FL
  • Jul 20 Crowbar Tampa, FL
  • Jul 21 West End Trading Company Sanford, FL
  • Jul 23 Hell and Heaven Fest Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jul 24 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jul 26 Club L.A. Destin, FL
  • Jul 28 Trees Dallas, TX
  • Jul 29 Boneshakers Corpus Christi, TX
  • Jul 30 18th Street Pier San Leon, TX
  • Jul 31 BFE Rock Club Houston, TX

Buy the tickets online by going here.

Alien Ant Farm European Tour 2016

Check this out:

JANUARY 2016

  • United Kingdom
    • 5th Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
    • 6th Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
    • 7th Glasgow, Garage
    • 8th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
    • 9th Liverpool, Arts Club
    • 10th Newcastle, Riverside
    • 12th York, The Duchess
    • 13th Norwich, Waterfront
    • 14th London, Electric Ballroom
    • 15th Manchester, Club Academy
    • 16th Sheffield, Corporation
    • 17th Cambridge, The Junction
    • 19th Exeter, Lemon Grove
    • 20th Bournemouth, Old Firestation
    • 21st Brighton, Concorde 2
  • 22nd Amsterdam, Netherlands, Q Factory
  • 23rd Stuttgart, Germany, Wizemann
  • 24th Hannover, Germany, Muzikzentrum
  • 26th Stockholm, Sweden, Fryshuset Klubben
  • 27th Gothenburg, Sweden, Sticky Fingers
  • 28th Copenhagen, Denmark, Amager Bio

Alien Ant Farm took a new direction, new album coming early spring

Terry chatted with Beaumont Enterprise about the band’s new album, the success of "Smooth Criminal" and whether they’ll ever cover another song. "We took it in a new direction," said Corso. "We worked with people from the hip-hop world, R&B world, rock world. We were having a lot of fun working with the hip hop world."

The band’s set list for their Beaumont show at The Gig includes all the songs from their second studio album ANThology, which features their Michael Jackson cover "Smooth Criminal."

Alien Ant Farm

And here’s the short interview:

Alien Ant Farm has been featured on a number of video games. Are y’all big gamers?

I wouldn’t necessarily say that. I think out of everybody, I am probably the biggest gamer. I kind of only play like the first person shooter games like Call of Duty and I haven’t played in a really long time. Tye likes Rock Band He plays it all the time.

How is it to play Rock Band while you’re in a band?

I haven’t played it that much, but Tye has people over at his house and does Beatles Rock Band and I guess they have a lot of fun it. Tye is a perfectionist so he is probably all about it, honing his Rock Band skills.

I understand y’all will be playing Anthology on your tour of Texas. Why?

It’s kind of cool. That has been something that bands do now, because a lot of people didn’t get the chance to see whatever band playing all the songs [on] that one original record that they might have fallen in love with. It’s something we’ve talked about doing on a larger scale. It is going to be one of the last string of shows that we do of the year, this little Texas run.

I’m guessing your fans are excited about that?

The response has been killer just from what I’ve glanced on Facebook and it seems like they are really excited about it. I think I saw one negative comment. Some guy said, "Oh what a crappy set list. Now we know what’s going to happen." I was like, "Okay, you got a point dude."

What is your favorite song on that album to play?

Probably I’d say "Sticks and Stones" because it’s been a staple of our set for so many years. It’s just one of the band’s favorite songs only because we play it so much.

What’s cool is that we’re going to get the opportunity to play a lot of other songs that we haven’t played live for a very super long time. Those could be my favorite songs at the end of the universe, like the closing track on Anthology called "Universe." It’s a song that we’ve regaled as one of our best songs. That should be fun to play. Some of those obscure tracks we never got to take to the road too much.

Is it ever painful to play "Smooth Criminal?"

It’s something that has changed throughout time. At the beginning we didn’t really care and then we were just having a great time. It got to where we probably started maybe getting sick of it a little bit when we went out on tour with Truant. It’s not that we were trying to be bigger, that made us what we are. We just wanted to be different.

Are y’all working on anything right now?

We’ve been living in Chicago for three months. We’re hoping to have a record first quarter – February or March. We recorded it in Chicago with producer Johnny K, who is famous for a lot of heavy rock stuff like Disturbed, Staind and he has done some alt stuff like Plain White T’s. He is a good tone guy. He is from the old school of recording and getting those tones that we really knew we needed to get as a rock band.

What band are you digging right now?

I love a band called Off. They’re like an old punk band that I would’ve grown up on, but they’re now. Keith Morris has come out with this new band that crushes anything punk for the last 10, 15 years. I have been working on a pop record for three months and I am just kind of an old punk and metaler.

Would y’all ever cover another song?

When we tried "Smooth Criminal" thing, we didn’t even play the whole song at first. We were just jamming the riff on stage for about five minutes and everybody just loved it. As far as what the future holds, I can’t give out any secrets. We’re not exactly rushing to do one but there are always lots of opinions flying around the room. We actually tracked a song last year – I can’t say which one it is. I think it would be fun to do it with a guest. I’m not saying we’re doing it, but it would be fun to do.

Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Some stats from the official Facebook page

Top 10 countries who “Like” Alien Ant Farm on Facebook (excluding USA!) are:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Canada
  3. Mexico
  4. Australia
  5. Germany
  6. Philippines
  7. Poland
  8. Indonesia
  9. Brazil
  10. India

Remember to suggest the page to your friends.

International touring plans are getting put together for 2012!