Anti-Flag raises the rally towel on European tour

Written by Scott Mervis on .


Anti-Flag might not approve of flags, but they love a towel!

The political punk band from Pittsburgh, on its annual European tour, took a Penguins rally towel along with them to display on stage. Singer-guitarist Justin Sane posted this pic of bassist-singer Chris Dos on stage in Budapest, Hungary, with the caption "Budapest to Pittsburgh...Bleeding black and yellow."

Longtime hockey fans (they've printed "Drop Pucks, Not Bombs" T-shirts), they are staying up late to watch the games, according to Dos.

In a Twitter exchange this morning, he told me, “watching every one! They start around 2:30am over here. Absolutely worth it,” adding “sun is up when the games end. Hard to fall asleep after these big of wins. All worth it”

Asked if there were any Pens fans in the crowds, he tweeted “I push hockey pretty hard in our world. Lots of fans of the game and pens at our shows”

Wiz Khalifa and the Penguins were both tagged in the tweets, but have yet to respond.

The Pens have a chance to take the Stanley Cup championship Thursday at home against the San Jose Sharks.

Over the last week or so, I’ve seen “Let’s Go Pens!” chants break out at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at Mr. Smalls, the Michael Franti show at the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Leon Bridges show at Stage AE.

Here is where you can find Anti-Flag on the road:

3/6 Ljubljana, SI - Gala Hala
4/6 Vienna, AT - Rock in Vienna
5/6 Anti-Flag @ Randal in Bratislava, Slovakia
7/6 Budapest, HU - Budapest Park
8/6 Minsk BY - RePublic
9/6 Anti-Flag @ Komma in Wörgl, Austria
10/6 Interlaken, CH - Greenfield Festival
11/6 Donnington, UK - Download Festival UK 2016
12/6 Portsmouth, UK - The Wedgewood Rooms
14/6 Anti-Flag @ Le Grillen in Colmar, France
15/6 Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
17/6 Anti-Flag @ 4ecluses in Dunkirk, France
18/6 Dessel, BE - Graspop Metal Meeting
19/6 Lille, FR - ANTIFest @ L'Aéronef
21/6 Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Eindhoven
22/6 Amsterdam - Melkweg Amsterdam
23/6 Paris, FR - ANTIFest @ La Flèche d'or
24/6 Neuhausen ob Eck, DE - Southside Festival
25/6 Scheessel, DE - Hurricane Festival
28/6 Trier, DE - Exhaus / Trier
29/6 Nuremberg, DE - Der Hirsch
1/7 Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
2/7 Munster, DE - Vainstream
3/7 Leipzig, DE - With Full Force Festival
5/7 Hradec Králové, CZ - Rock For People (OFFICIAL)
7/7 Novi Sad, RS - Exit Festival
9/7 Straubenhardt - Happiness Festival

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