In 1998, Swedish hardcore outfit Refused addressed a letter to its fans, proclaiming, “Refused are fucking dead.” Most were left longing for a reunion, particularly without seeing the band get its due for its ahead-of-its-time swansong, The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts. Now, after nearly 15 years, those fans finally got their wish, and a bunch of grateful Americans are seeing the band live this week and next.
Today Refused reunites with its fans in Brooklyn (and also makes an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), continuing an international tour that will take the band through early September with only a few dates stateside. And next week, Chicago’s Congress Theater will host the band along with tour guest Off!.
So…want to go? ALARM is giving away two pairs of general-admission tickets to see Refused at the Congress on the 26th. All you have to do is shoot us an E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “REFUSED” in the subject line and your full name in the body. (This enrolls you for our electronic newsletter.) Sound simple? It is.
Winners will be chosen at random by Wednesday, July 25.
Not feeling lucky? You still can buy tickets here!