Atari Teenage Riot Reveal New Video For
“Blood In My Eyes” from Is This Hyperreal? HERE
Call Fans To Action To Create New Video “Black Flags” and Introduce “Corpsing”
Announce September Tour Dates Through America and October Dates Through Europe
Summer/Fall Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
08/12 – Switzerland – Le Locle @ Rock Altitude Festival
08/13 – Germany – Hildesheim @ Mera Luna Festival
08/26 -France – Charleville-Mezieres @ Cabaret Vert
9/04 – Seattle, WA @Bumbershoot Festival
09/05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
09/07 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/08 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub (w Retox) *
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Keyclub *
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal Resort *
09/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
09/14 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris *
09/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon *
09/21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
09/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
09/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder *
09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater *
09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club *
10/05 – Austria – Vienna @ Szene
10/06 – Austria – Linz @ Posthof
10/07 – Slovenia – Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
10/10 – Hungary – Budapest ! A38
10/12 – Germany – Berlin @ Astra
10/13 – Germany – Leipzig @ Werk II
10/14 – Germany – Cottbus @ Gladhouse
10/15 – Poland – Warsaw @ Progresja
10/16 – Poland – Wroclaw @ Firlej
10/21 – Austria – Dornbirn @ Dornbirm
10/22 – Germany – Stuttgart @ Universum
* = w/ Otto von Schirach
In addition to the band’s “Blood In My Eyes” video, Atari Teenage Riot is also asking their fans to participate in the video for the band’s upcoming single “Black Flags” (feat. Boots Riley of The Coup), which will be released on September 6th. You can hear “Black Flags” and read the lyrics HERE. They are calling their fans and others who support song’s ideals to make a video statement in front of a black flag, or any black surface to be included in the band’s final video. “Black Flags.” Fans are also invited to incorporate “Corpsing” into their video. Drawn from an idea the band had while “planking” at a Southern European airport, “Corpsing” is the act of laying down in a public location, covered in a black flag to represent those that have died as result of corporate greed. The band invites anyone to film themselves lip-synching to the “Black Flags” lyrics in front of a black flag or corpsing and send in their video to be included in the “Black Flags” video. All entries should be submitted to blackflags(at)atari-teenage-riot.net. Read the band’s full concept for the video below:
“ In the past decade we have witnessed how dangerous corruption can be for ordinary citizens, from Fukushima to the financial crisis, we could even include the current phone hacking scandals in the UK in this. The list goes on. Almost weekly more shocking news is being published. Corporate greed has too often put the lives of people in danger.
Historically, the Black Flag stood for not belonging to a certain Nation State (due to the fact that no national colors were used on it). For the us, it means also that no individual can look at him/herself as superior to others just because of his/her national identity.
The mainstream media often looks at “consumers” and labels them as “apathetic.” But as the protests around the world have indicated, there is more political activism than ever before. And not only that, we see the same activism and energy at our concerts.
Cynics always find many reasons for not doing anything and being miserable. Often they say that the world is too “complex” to get involved. We believe that even though the world is complex, there are some fundamentally powerful ideas. Respect for another human being, for example, is a fundamental idea that grants great power.
If you agree to the basic principles of equality and freedom, join us and make a statement!
The visuals of Atari Teenage Riot videos have always been very important. Directors like Philipp Virus, Andrea Giacobbe, John Hillcoat, and Zan Lyons have done an excellent job in working together with the band and getting the message across to a wide audience. We want “Black Flags” to follow in those footsteps of our previous video, but with one key difference: Atari Teenage Riot wants you to be in it!
If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:
- Take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song. You can hear the track and see the lyrics HERE
- Have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black T-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)
- You can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)
- We will use fragments of all videos, which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.
- If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.
If you want to go a step further, Atari Teenage Riot want to introduce you to “Corpsing” — the silent protest for all people who have died as a result of corporate greed.
Planking has been probably the most fun trend since break dancing. When ATR waited at an airport in Southern Europe, we did quite a lot of planks in the silliest locations, until some airport authorities tried to stop us. From that, the idea of “corpsing” developed through public appearances of Anonymous and from the acts of political activists in China.
In Berlin, Alec lay down on his back, like a corpse, and put a black flag over his head/face. Apart from it being a very strong image, many people stopped and did what they are supposed to: Ask a question! To our surprise people from all kinds of backgrounds immediately understood and supported what we were talking about.
The release date of “Black Flags” is only days away from 9/11. When we realized that it has been ten years, and when we looked at how many have used deaths of real people for their own political and economic greed since then, the original idea of the song made so much more sense again.
If you agree, film yourself in public places, even on the dance floor, wherever you can raise awareness and send it to us! We will include you in the video.
Please always send in a video link to this email : blackflags(at)atari-teenage-riot.net (don’t attach the files directly please.)”