|AFI performs at MTV Icon 2004
||[Oct. 13th, 2004|08:03 am]
AFI TO PERFORM AT MTV ICON 2004
Band to join Blink 182 at unique live tribute event to The Cure
London 15 September 2004: AFI, the MTV2 Award winners from the MTV Video Music Awards 2003 are the latest acts to be confirmed to perform at MTV Icon, an exclusive live tribute event featuring The Cure, to be filmed from London’s Old Billingsgate Market on 17 September 2004, it was announced today.
The enigmatic rockers will join multi-platinum pop-punk legends Blink 182 at the live spectacular which will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by The Cure, their videos and their music. In an explosive finale, 25-year rock veterans The Cure, will take the stage for a show-stopping live set.
AFI's evolution into one of the most passionately worshipped and dynamic live bands on the planet is belied by its humble origins in the mid 90s as a primitive teen punk band. Since the late 90s, the current AFI line-up of Davey Havok (vocals), Jade Puget (guitar), Hunter (bass) and Adam Carson (drums) has forged a unique blend of unbridled aggression and introspective melancholy that has earned them platinum sales in the US and the admiration of critics and fans worldwide.
AFI's 2003 album 'Sing The Sorrow' is the band's most adventurous record yet, forging ever forward into uncharted territory like the virtuoso guitar intro of 'The Leaving Song Pt. 2' or the industrial dance disintegration of 'Death of Seasons,' as well as the enthralling and infectious verses and choruses of 'Girl's Not Grey' and 'Bleed Black.'
MTV Icon is designed to honour a band or recording artists for their significant contribution to music, music video and pop culture throughout their career. Blink 182, AFI and The Deftones will join event host - rock star extraordinaire Marilyn Manson - at MTV Icon, with more performers still to be announced. The event will be beamed across MTV Europe’s network of 119 million homes from October 2004.