REFUSED TO RELEASE "FREEDOM," FIRST ALBUM IN 17 YEARS ON JUNE 30TH

Photo by Dustin Rabin

Photo by Dustin Rabin

Refused are fucking aliveThe Iconic Swedish hardcore band are releasing their first new album in 17 years, titled Freedom onJune 30 via Epitaph. 

Listen to the first new song "Elektra" at Pitchfork now: http://pitchfork.com/news/57401-refused-are-back-new-album-freedom-out-this-summer-new-track-elektra-streaming-now/.

Pre-orders for Freedom, including a limited edition exclusive CD package that includes a 28 page hardbound book, exclusive artwork with gold foil stamping, and a double sided poster is available at refusedstore.com.

Frontman Dennis Lyxzén states:
 
It’s not a reunion anymore. This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”
 
Drummer David Sandström adds:
 
"Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up. Nobody wanted us to dilute it. That actually provoked us.”

REFUSED SHOW DATES:
 
April 29 Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
May 02 Grozerock, Meerhout, Belgium
May 22 Ruhrpott Roden Open Air Festival, Hünxe, Germany
May 24 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling festival
May 25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 26 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
May 28 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
May 29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile  
May 31 Chicago, IL - Double Door
Jun 01 Boston, MA - The Sinclair  
Jun 03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Jun 04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 05 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Jun 20 Amnesia Rock Fest, Montebello, QC, Canada
Jun 27 Provinssi, Seinäjoki, Finland
Jul 02 Gdynia, Poland, Opener Festival
Jul 11 Rock im Ring Festival, Collalbo, Italy
Jul 16 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
Jul 17 Slottsfjell, Tonsberg, Norway
Jul 18 Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival, Tromso, Norway
Jul 30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
Jul 31 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 01 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
Aug 02 Columbia, MA – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 04 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug 05 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 07 Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
Aug 28 Leeds Festival, UK
Aug 29 Pure & Crafted Festival, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Aug 30 Reading Festival, UK
 
May 24 – Jun 05 Refused US club tour
Jul 30 – Aug 7 with Faith No More