REFUSED are back again. Their latest album, The Shape of Punk to Come, released in 1998. After a reunion tour in 2012 saw it a long time as it once was over for the influential hardcore band.
Now REFUSED announce their first album in 17 years. Freedom released on June 30, was produced by Nick Launay (ARCADE FIRE, KATE BUSH, NICK CAVE), and two of the songs; Elektra and 366, was written together with the Swedish producer duo Shellback previously written hits for (uh ...) BRITNEY SPEARS and TAYLOR SWIFT.
"It's no longer a question about a reunion," says the band's lead singer Dennis Lyxzén. "This is perhaps the most radical we've ever done, both musically and lyrically."
REFUSED is a Swedish hardcore punk band originating from Umeå, formed in 1991. In total the band released five EPs and three full-length albums before originally splitting up in 1998. Refused is composed of vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarist Kristofer Steen, drummer David Sandström and bassist Magnus Flagge. Guitarist Jon Brännström was a member from 1994, through reunions, until being fired late 2014. Their lyrics are often of a non-conformist and politically far-left nature
Todays tune "Elektra" by Refused from the upcoming album "Freedom", available June 30th.
Pre-order CD and vinyl at Bengans here!
Apr 29 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
May 02 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium
May 22 Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival Hünxe, Germany
May 24 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival May 23-25 Las Vegas, NV
May 25 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
May 26 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA
May 28 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
May 29 Doug Fir Loung Portland, OR
May 30 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
May 31 Double Door Chicago, IL
Jun 01 The Sinclair Boston, MA
Jun 03 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jun 04 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jun 05 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Jun 20 Amnesia Rock Fest Montebello, Canada
Jun 26 Bravalla Festival Norrkoping, Sweden
Jun 27 Provinssirock Seinäjoki, Finland
Jul 02 Open'er Festival Gdynia, Poland
Jul 11 Rock im Ring Festival Renon Bz, Italy
Jul 16 Resurrection Fest Viveiro, Spain
Jul 17 Slottsfjell Tonsberg, Norway
Jul 18 Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival Tromso, Norway
Jul 30 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta, GA
Jul 31 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
Aug 01 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA
Aug 02 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Aug 04 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA
Aug 05 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Aug 07 Ricoh Coliseum Toronto, Canada
Aug 28 Leeds Festival Bramham, United Kingdom
Aug 29 Pure & Crafted Festival Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Aug 30 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
More info @
Official Refused Web
Listen to ”Refused - Elektra" on Spotify here!