In today's completely random lineup news, Less Than Jake and Anti-Flag are coming to Mesa's Nile Theater on Tuesday, December 3, as part of the 2013 Fat Tour. These groups aren't the most representative members of the Fat Wreck Chords roster, since Anti-Flag's last Fat release was 2003's The Terror State and Less Than Jake rejoined the label early this year, but both fans are veterans of the ska and punk scenes and continue to resonate with young fans.
Both Less Than Jake and Anti-Flag put on great live shows. I'm not sure how much Anti-Flag's politically charged fans will enjoy the levity of Less Than Jake's upbeat ska punk and vice versa, but the show looks promising enough, especially with Masked Intruder and Get Dead rounding out the lineup.
This isn't the first time Anti-Flag has stood out on a lineup. This is what Justin Sane had to say about touring with Flogging Molly-
Anti-Flag is pretty well known for our live show being an energetic good time. Even though Anti-Flag isn't, "content-wise," what you'd call a "party band," I think we put on a set that's exciting and fun. In that respect, we fit in well on the bill.
Less Than Jake and Anti-Flag will perform at Nile Theater on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m. through Nile Theater and The Kollective's websites, as well as in person at Lo Fi Coffee.