AFI Set New York City on Fire [Photos]
AFI set a fire inside New York City’s Webster Hall on Thursday night (Oct. 10). No, there weren’t any actual flames, but their performance lit the crowd up like a fireworks display.
Singer Davey Havok and company walked slowly onto the stage but then quickly exploded when they launched into ‘The Leaving Song Pt. II’ to kick off the set. That was followed by an incredible performance of ‘Girl’s Not Grey’ that saw Havok doing a gold medal-worthy front flip into the crowd.
Then it was time for a taste of the band’s upcoming album ‘Burials’ (due Oct. 22) with an epic rendition of the track ‘I Hope You Suffer,’ which garnered a sing-along from the enthusiastic crowd.
The rest of the evening was nonstop energy, as the band offered a blend of both their hardcore roots and alt-rock hits. Havok found himself in the crowd on multiple occasions, doing the Iggy Pop stand-on-their-hands move toward the end of the show. Meanwhile, bassist Hunter Burgan leapt way up in the air throughout the show, while guitarist Jade Puget offered up some sweet 360-degree spins while pounding away at his axe. All the while, drummer Adam Carson kept the momentum going behind the kit.
Other highlights included a rousing performance of the band’s current single ’17 Crimes,’ a stellar cover of the Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’ and the set-closing fan favorite ‘Silver and Cold.’
If you haven’t seen AFI live yet, it’s truly a memorable experience. Havok is one of rock’s most dynamic frontmen, captivating the crowd with both his acrobatic and vocal ability. Check out our exclusive photos of AFI at Webster Hall below, and be sure to catch the band on tour. See their current itinerary here.
Exclusive Photos of AFI at Webster Hall: