A memorial / benefit show for late Runaways drummer Sandy West will feature a reunion of several past members of White Flag.
Al Bum, the original vocalist for the long running Los Angeles punk act, will reunite with the band on stage for the first time since 1985. He originally left the band after a surfing accident left him wheelchair bound. Bassist Jello B. Afro will also rejoin the group for the gig. He left the band that same following a "skinhead racist incident while supporting Circle Jerks in Phoenix." The group's line up for the show will feature founding members Pat Fear and Trace Element as well.
The December 9th show will take place at Hollywood's Knitting Factory and will also feature appearances by Adolescents, the Donnas, D.H. Peligro of the Dead Kennedys, and 80s pop rock act the Bangles.
In other White Flag news, the band will support Me First and The Gimme Gimmes on their December 13th gig at the House Of Blues in Anaheim. This will be the first US gigs for any line up of the band since the early 90s, as much of their touring since has concentrated on Europe.
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