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Atari Teenage Riot Unveil “Blood In My Eye” Video, Announce Live Dates

Atari Teenage Riot have dropped a new video for “Blood In My Eye,” the latest single from their album Is This Hyperreal?

The provocative clip takes a stark look at the contentious subject of human trafficking. The band also wants fans to get in on the act by participating in the video for their upcoming single “Black Flag ,” set for release on September 6.  Fans are invited to make a video of themselves lip-synching the lyrics  in front of a black flag or black surface ssing cell phones, web cams or any other type of camera. The group is also encourage fans to incorporate “Corpsing” into their video.

Thought up by the band while “planking” at a Southern European airport, “Corpsing” is a somber take on the lighthearted past time that involves laying down in a public place covered in a black flag to symbolize being a victim of corporate greed. The fan-submitted clips will be edited together in a montage to be used in the final video.

All video entries should be sent as links to blackflags@atari-teenage-riot.net.  Atari Teenage Riot released a statement about the “Black Flag” video.

“ 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!

The band is also heading out on an extensive tour of the U.S. and Europe beginning in September. Watch the “Blood In My Video” view the full list of tour dates below.

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

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