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ANTI-FLAG REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR “SKY IS FALLING”

ANTI-FLAG REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR “SKY IS FALLING”

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Anti-Flag have revealed the lyric video for the song “Sky Is Falling”. Watch it here:

 

 

The song lives on the band’s upcoming Spinefarm debut, American Spring, out May 25. The song and the clip address an extremely topical issue­—drone strikes.

In the wake of recent events, where an American and Italian citizen were killed by drone strikes, the song arrives at a critical time in the current government administration. While the media has spent a significant amount of time covering the jokes that were made at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner over the weekend, many Americans remain appalled by what happened in the Middle East, which is why “Sky Is Falling” is such an important song and even more crucial political statement.

Here’s what the band had to say about the song and the drone strikes.

“We release this song and video days after President Obama apologized for a drone strike that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian being held captive by al Qaeda in Pakistan. President Obama did the right thing by apologizing to the victims and their families.  But otherwise, his apologies fall short of the target. 

“We call on President Obama to extend his apologies to victims of U.S. drone strikes who do not hold U.S. and European passports. Furthermore, we demand an end to the U.S. drone program.

“There are countless innocent victims, families and communities whose lives have been devastated by illegal, out of control, and unaccountable U.S. drone strikes. This onslaught of aggression is sold to the American people as a surgical strike program that combats terrorism and makes the U.S. safer, when its net total result is neither.

“During the Vietnam War, U.S. soldiers were under orders to win over the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people while simultaneously ordered to burn down their villages. For obvious reasons, this policy was a failure. U.S. drone policy is no different, turning innocent people who would otherwise not be in opposition to America against the U.S.

“This policy is immoral, unethical and unproductive. Amnesty International has questioned the legality of the U.S. drone program in relation to international law.

“This song focuses on the fact that dropping bombs on people’s heads is terror, regardless of who is dropping those bombs. Be it a high tech U.S. drone firing munitions without warning or a suicide bomber detonating an explosive vest without warning, instruments of terror are those that keep a civilian population on edge due to the constant threat of attack.”

Read what Amnesty International is saying about drones and get involved.

The band has also confirmed a new batch of tour dates that will keep them on the road through release date and beyond.

 

ANTI-FLAG TOUR DATES:

09.05.2015     Pittsburgh, PA (US)   Smiling Moose

14.05.2015     Newport, KY (US)      Southgate House

15.05.2015     St. Louis, MO (US)      Fubar

17.05.2015     Kansas City, MO (US)            Record Bar

18.05.2015     Des Moines, IA (US)  Wooly’s

19.05.2015     Omaha, NE (US)         Slowdown

20.05.2015     Ft.Collins, CO (US)     Aggie Theatre

21.05.2015     Denver, CO (US)        Marquis

23.05.2015     Las Vegas, NV (US)   Punk Rock Bowling

28.05.2015     Salzburg (AT)                        Rockhouse

29.05.2015     Bolzano (IT)              Full Tension Festival

30.05.2015     München (DE)           Rockavaria

31.05.2015     Gelsenkirchen (DE)   Rock im Revier

01.06.2015     Paris (FR)                   La Maroquinerie

02.06.2015     London (UK)              Old Blue Last

18.07.2015     Rochester, NY (US)   Lost Horizon

19.06.2015     Providence, RI (US)   Simon’s 677

20.06.2015     Burlington, VT (US)  Showcase Lounge, Higher Ground

21.06.2015     Portland, ME (US)     Port City Music Hall

23.06.2015     Buffalo, NY (US)        Waiting Room

24.06.2015     Toledo, OH (US)        Frankie’s

25.06.2015     Columbus, OH (US)   The Basement

26.06.2015     Grand Rapids, MI (US) Intersecton

27.06.2015     Erie, PA (US)              Basement Transmissions

13.07.2015     Quebec City, QC (CA) Festival D’ete – Imperial de Quebec

16.07.2015     Glaubitz (DE)             Back To The Future Festival

17.07.2015     Dour (BE)                  Dour Festival

18.07.2015     Wiesen (AT)              Two Days A Week Festival

19.07.2015     Budapest (HU)           Budapest Park

21.07.2015     Bratislava (SLO)        Randal

23.07.2015     Innsbruck (AT)          Weekender

24.07.2015     Dornbirn (AT)           Conrad Sohm

25.07.2015     Bologna (IT)              Alchemica

30.07.2015     Moravska Trebova (CZ) Fest Pod Parou

02.08.2015     Tolmin (SL)                Punk Rock Holiday

04.08.2015     London (UK)                  Old Blue Last

06.08.2015     Blackpool (UK)          Rebellion Festival

08.08.2015     London (UK)              Brooklyn Bowl – PUNKS AND PINS

09.08.2015     Bristol (UK)                Motion & The Marble Factory

 

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/anti.flag.official


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