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Andrew Jackson Jihad to Tour With Against Me!; No, They Aren't Playing Here

See also: Against Me! Plays First Tempe Show Fronted by Laura Jean Grace See also: Andrew Jackson Jihad Headline Trunk Space Benefit Show

There's no band making headlines quite like Against Me! these days.

Ever since frontman Tom Gabel announced that he would begin living and performing as Laura Jean Grace, the Florida-based rock band's music has served as a starting point for discussions about sexual identity, politics, and freedom. So it's a big deal that Phoenix's own Andrew Jackson Jihad is heading out for a string a shows with AM! and Joyce Manor (but kind of a drag that the tour isn't coming to Phoenix).

"We are excited to announce that we are playing five shows with Against Me! and Joyce Manor this September," an update reads on the band's official Tumblr page. "We have been Against Me! fans for a very long time, and even though we just went on tour with Joyce Manor, we can't get enough of those fucking guys."

The post goes on to remind folks that the last time the band played with Against Me!, they shot the hilarious video for their Knife Man single "Gift of the Magi 2."

"Tickets will be available soon. Apologies if this post goes to the already thoroughly inundated Facepages and Twizzlers. I'm old and don't know how to 'surf the net,'" the entry concludes.

The dates: September 3: The Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA September 5: Hawthorne Theatre, Musicfest NW), Portland, OR September 6: El Corazon, Seattle, WA September 8: SLO Brewing Co., San Luis Obispo, CA September 9: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

See the full Against Me! @ Marquee Theatre slideshow.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.