About Against Me!
Against Me! Tickets
When you think of the town of Gainesville, Florida, what do you think of? If you’re like most people who are keyed into pop culture, you think of the Florida Gators and Tim Tebow. But you know what else came out of that swampy little college town? Tom Petty, for one, and Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer behind the punk band Against Me!! That’s right – before they were jamming tracks with heavy bass and drums, the group was just Laura, making acoustic (and angry) music.
Laura got inspiration from her shows from protest music and was performing around Gainesville, alone, starting in 1997. She didn’t get some musical backup for herself until about four years later. Her realizing the power of her voice with a full band behind her was the start of Against Me!!
The Birth of Against Me!
In 2001, Laura Jane Grace decided to hire James Bowman, Warren Oaks, Andrew Seward, and Billy Bragg to play with her. The new band, which they named Against Me!!, got to work fast. They put out multiple songs without a record label, including their debut album, Reinventing Axl Rose.
They wouldn’t get official representation until 2003, after they’d put out their second album, As the Eternal Cowboy. Representation came in the form of an offer from Fat Wreck, which is an Indie Label based out of San Francisco. The years between 2003 and 2007 were spent playing Warped Tour and putting out single tracks, along with some EPs.
Against Me!!’s biggest breakthrough came in the form of their major-label debut album, New Wave, in 2007. It hit all the charts and took them from being a name on one of the smaller Warped Tour stages to being able to go on an international on their own. And that’s what they do now, all these years later: play their punk-rock music to crowds of thousands of people.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are Against Me! tickets?
Against Me! ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for Against Me! tickets is usually around $25 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Against Me! tickets?
Against Me! ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Against Me! tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Against Me! tickets.
What’s Against Me! tour setlist?
You never know what’s going to happen at an Against Me! concert, but here’s the average tour setlist:
- True Trans Soul Rebel
- White Crosses
- Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
- Walking Is Still Honest
- Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious...
- T.S.R. (This Shit Rules)
- Mutiny on the Electronic Bay
- Cliché Guevara
- Rice and Bread
- Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
- Transgender Dysphoria Blues
- Unconditional Love
- Holy Shit!
- Pretty Girls (The Mover)
- Dead Friend
- I Was a Teenage Anarchist
- Sink, Florida, Sink
- Black Me Out
How long is an Against Me! concert?
With such an epic setlist, you can expect Against Me!’s performance to last for around 90 minutes, from start to finish. When you take opening acts into account, you’re looking at two to three hours of entertainment.
How much are Against Me! floor seats?
The best way to see Against Me! live is up close and personal from the floor, but these seats are always super expensive. The cheap end of floor seats can easily be $87 to $142, and if you’re seeing Against Me! at a venue with stage pit seats it could be even more pricey.
Of course, there are ways around this. There’s a great strategy for cutting Against Me! ticket prices on floor seats and the best part is that it requires you to do literally nothing but wait. Waiting until the last minute can get you some great discounts because resellers with unsold seats don’t make any money. Wait it out and watch those prices drop to something more affordable, and then enjoy your floor seats!