AFI survive break-up hoax
2011-09-08 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 41 Comments

AFI have denied they are to break up after a hoax announcement was posted on the band's fan message board.

The short statement posted on the group's Facebook said: "AFI did not break up. That's not Dave. The band haven't broken up. Someone is just screwing around. We repeat, AFI is not breaking up!"

Earlier today, a post on the Despair Faction message board, appearing to be authored by frontman Davey Havok, suggesting that the band were to go their separate ways.

The bogus announcement read: "This is the end. Sorry, but AFI is done.

"After more than 15 years of being together, we as a band have decided to disband A.F.I.

"Me and Jade will still continue the Blaqk Audio project but there will be no more A.F.I albums or shows. We have matured and have other things in life that we would like to attend to. Please forgive us for the random statement but it was something we were thinking of for a while."


No explanation has been offered for the mix-up though it is presumed Havok's account was compromised.

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acad
September 8th 2011

150 Comments


in other news: theacademy fell for this, made a list about it

OneMoreRoland
September 8th 2011

1050 Comments


lol ^

InAbsentia
September 8th 2011

3542 Comments


He just deleted it haha

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 8th 2011

8737 Comments


poor theacademy :]

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 8th 2011

21562 Comments


lol academy

some of my friends fell for it though. it's not really that hard to

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sexualsoybean
September 8th 2011

911 Comments


omg I just returned my UFO pants for nothing

Vesper
September 8th 2011

3085 Comments


I don't know, if you went to see them anytime in the past year, it would be hard to believe the guys would be calling it quits now.

My heart sank for about ten seconds... then I went to Google.

RosaParks
September 8th 2011

14592 Comments


dammit

Attis
September 8th 2011

333 Comments


who

Sconza
September 8th 2011

256 Comments


Wow, missed this post on their forum.
Oh well, good to see they're still together. Their live show was always tons of fun, even if their past two albums weren't quite as good as their earlier stuff.

UnderDaIce
September 8th 2011

203 Comments


fake and gay

Pharoh
September 8th 2011

3326 Comments


WTF does "auggesting" mean?

Kris.
September 8th 2011

12145 Comments


obviously its supposed to be suggesting you dumb fuck

Pharoh
September 8th 2011

3326 Comments


Omg really? Wow, you deserve a medal.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 8th 2011

21562 Comments


how does a band not survive a hoax?

Pharoh
September 8th 2011

3326 Comments


That the band may follow through with it and actually breakup

MaskAtTheMasquerade
September 8th 2011

2887 Comments


WOW! How'd they do it!?

Carnifex
September 8th 2011

1918 Comments


Good news, latest afi albums arent as bad as many people make them out to be.

Obfuscation24
September 8th 2011

3939 Comments


afi is still fuckin good as fuck
sing the sorrow 4 lyfe

paxman
September 8th 2011

4084 Comments


Damn, that sucks. I was excited.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 8th 2011

49758 Comments


I did not like crash love

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Spec
September 8th 2011

27051 Comments


They had a cool punk album at some point..

IfYouRun
September 8th 2011

291 Comments


"That the band may follow through with it and actually breakup"

My Chem hoax anyone?

theashesfromautumn01
September 8th 2011

1031 Comments


torch song was really good imo.

Acanthus
September 8th 2011

9535 Comments


Glad this wasn't true, I'd have to go on a merch buying spree if it was.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2011

20855 Comments


Wil Control did it.

WhiteTieBlackJacket
September 8th 2011

785 Comments


It would really suck if they broke up. AFI are great musicians.

Vesper
September 8th 2011

3085 Comments


wiL is jelly that his "punk" and electronic combo didn't work out as well for him as Davey's.

Acanthus
September 8th 2011

9535 Comments


William is jelly because Davey does his makeup better.

Vesper
September 8th 2011

3085 Comments


Very true, although it is funny to see how similar he is to Davey in career trajectory.

Also, I think I just inadvertently found you on Facebook, Acanthus, commenting on AFI's post about this, hahaha.

Acanthus
September 8th 2011

9535 Comments


Yes you probably did, the first person to do so actually!

bloc
September 8th 2011

34663 Comments


Band should break up to put more focus on Blaqk Audio.

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Acanthus
September 8th 2011

9535 Comments


They should just release the Blaqk Audio album already and move on to touring for a new A.F.I. album or some such.

Obfuscation24
September 8th 2011

3939 Comments


^^^
AFI is dat og shit phuq haterz ya he@r

Stainkovic
September 8th 2011

49 Comments


I heard it through Rock Sound so I thought it was true. I coudn't care less either way.

iFghtffyrdmns
September 9th 2011

7047 Comments


those silly jokester kids...

nash1311
September 9th 2011

1754 Comments


"obviously its supposed to be suggesting you dumb fuck"

lol

iFghtffyrdmns
September 9th 2011

7047 Comments


sigh

Rbaten61
October 22nd 2011

32 Comments


fuckin lowlife people got nothing better to do these days really pathetic

dimsim3478
October 22nd 2011

4716 Comments


Says the guy on Sputnikmusic.

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Foxhound
October 18th 2012

4570 Comments


Jade and I



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