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Alexisonfire

Formed: 2001
From: St. Catherines, ON, Canada
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Alexisonfire News

Below is our complete Alexisonfire news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Alexisonfire Announces Farewell Tour

After calling it quits, Alexisonfire has issued the following announcement about a final farewell tour:

"As promised in 2010 – we’re back for a Farewell Tour. We know that this tour doesn’t reach all of you, and this list is sure to cause some disappointment, but know that we have done our best to fit what we can into this window of time. December 2012 is the only time that all 5 of us aren’t committed to something in our personal or professional lives. An entire month!

"We couldn’t be more excited to get on the road and travel and hit the stage one last time – most importantly we wanted to keep our promise to you guys. We’re going to be playing till the venues try to kick us off the stage. We’re talking 20+ songs a night. We said we’d return for some proper farewell shows. And here they are. A little later today we will post details about presales etc. but for now….here are the shows."

12.03 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
12.07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchal
12.11 – Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion
12.12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall
12.19 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
12.20 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four Building
12.22 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12.26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
12.27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

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Gallows Releases First Material With New Vocalist

UK hardcore act Gallows has posted a music video online for a new track, titled "True Colours." The song is the first material to be released from the band to feature new Gallows vocalist Wade MacNeil who is previously known from his work as the guitarist of the now disbanded Alexisonfire. The video is available for viewing below.

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Alexisonfire Calls It Quits

Alexisonfire vocalist George Pettit has checked in with the following announcement about the group deciding to call it a day due to lineup changes, offers from other bands, and personal issues:

"There is no good way to put it so I’m just going to say it. After 10 years, Alexisonfire has decided to part ways. I’m going to try to give you the facts about this as best as I can.

"Almost a year ago Dallas informed us that he would be leaving Alexis after we finished our Old Crows/Young Cardinals tour cycle. Trying to balance his life between touring with us and at the same time quelling the success of City and Colour was a task too difficult to continue managing. He informed us he wanted to focus his effort on City and Colour.

"Under the knowledge Dallas was leaving, we completed the Dogs Blood EP and toured Europe, Australia and Canada,. Our last show in St. Catharines, Ontario on December 19, 2010 was poised to be be the last ever Alexisonfire concert with a lineup as we knew it. In the meantime, the rest of us discussed the future of the band. After much deliberation, we decided to continue and attempt the difficult task of replacing Dallas, but time got the best of us. Over the last six months we all dealt with a litany of personal issues, which pulled us further and further from Alexisonfire.

"In addition to that, Wade was recently asked to join another band and felt it was an opportunity he would like to pursue.

"Replacing one guitar player/singer/writer was something we thought was possible, but replacing two would run the serious risk of perverting the legacy of what we had achieved. So we all took a good hard swallow and decided to end it so it would never get old and ugly.

"Was the break up amicable? Not really. Was it necessary? Probably. Regardless, the members of this band are my family and I wish them nothing but good fortune. More...

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3IOB And Alexisonfire Team Up For A Secret Show

Its quite amazing how in the span of just one hour you can go from sitting in a friend’s basement drinking beers to being one of the lucky few in attendance at an exclusive "secret show." My Friday evening on November 27th certainly wasn't planned to go in that direction, but as soon as the text message was received proclaiming that 3 Inches of Blood and Alexisonfire would be performing a secret show under different names in a small, 300 person venue, myself and a few friends were rushed out the door and began our frantic journey into downtown Vancouver, which would transform into one of the best concert memories in my lifetime. Sound eerily similar to the movie "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist?" I hope not. More...

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Alexisonfire Posts New Song, "Dog's Blood," Online

Canadian melodic hardcore act Alexisonfire has posted a new song to its official Myspace page. The song, titled "Dog's Blood," has been uploaded as it taken from the band's forthcoming EP of the same name. "Dog's Blood" is being described as an "experimental effort" from the band and "features the band returning to its hardcore punk roots." You can stream the title track from the "Dog's Blood" EP at this location. The EP is set for release on November 2nd, 2010 through Dine Alone Records in Canada and through Vagrant Records in the United States.

The "Dog's Blood" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dog's Blood
2. Grey
3. Black As Jet
4. Vex

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Alexisonfire Reveals "iTunes Originals" Details

Canadian melodic hardcore act Alexisonfire has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming release "iTunes Originals." The all digital release features short documentary clips as well as five re-recorded tracks. "iTunes Originals" is set for release on October 18, 2010 through Roadrunner Records.

The press release states:

"The iTunes Originals session encompasses interview clips of the band members reflecting on their career and revealing the inspirations behind their songs, along with album tracks and new live versions of some of their most popular songs. Alexisonfire recorded their iTunes Originals session in Spring of this year and performed six tracks live in the studio specifically for this release. Alexisonfire’s iTunes Originals will be available as an album or as individual tracks. However the interview segments are only available by purchasing the complete release."

The full tracklisting for the release is as follows:
The Northern
You Burn First *
Heading For The Sun
Boiled Frogs *
Midnight Regulations
Waterwings *
Young Cardinals
This Could Be Anywhere in the World *
Accept Crime
Born and Raised
No Transitory *
Happiness By The Kilowatt *
* indicates iTunes original version

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3 Inches of Blood To Perform With Alexisonfire

Canadian power/thrash metallers 3 Inches of Blood have announced the date for their one off performance with Canadian alternative pop-punk act Alexisonfire. The concert is set to take place on November 27th, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada at the PNE Forum. Also set to appear are Norma Jean and La Dispute. Norma Jean will continue on the entire duration of the Canadian tour with Alexisonfire.

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Alexisonfire Announces U.K Tour

St.Catherines, Ontario hardcore/punk act Alexisonfire have announced a series of dates set to take place in the U.K this coming November. The dates kick off on November 4th, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales and run until November 12th, ending in Nottingham, England.

Alexisonfire U.K tour dates:
November 4 – Cardiff, Wales - Solus
November 5 – Portsmouth, England - Pyramids
November 6 – Leeds, England - Met University
November 7 – Manchester, England - Academy
November 9 – Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
November 10 – Newcastle, England - Academy
November 11 – London, England - Forum
November 12 – Nottingham, England - Rock City

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Alexisonfire Announces Loud Park Appearance

Canadian hardcore act Alexisonfire has just announced their participation in this year's upcoming Loud Park Festival taking place on October 16-17 in Saitama City, Japan.

The festival line-up also includes:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
AMON AMARTH
ANGRA
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
CHTHONIC
DIR EN GREY
EDGUY
ENGEL
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
KORN
KUNI
MOTÖRHEAD
OZZY OSBOURNE
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS

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Alexisonfire Announce Australian Dates

Canadian metalcore giants Alexisonfire have just announced a batch of Australian concerts taking place this October.

The dates and venues are as follows:

October 7 – Brisbane, QLD @ The Tivoli
October 8 – Sydney, NSW @ Unsw Roundhouse
October 10 – Melbourne, VIC @ Palace Theatre
October 11 – Adelaide, SA @ Hq
October 13 – Perth, WA @ Metro Freo

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Cancer Bats Posts New Music Video Online

CANCER BATS has posted their new video for their cover of the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage”. If you want to check out the video, head over to this location. In order to see the video Cancer Bats wants you to share their video through Facebook or Twitter.

Lead singer Liam Cormier had the following to say about the video and the use of social networking to spread the video everywhere, “Our new video for Sabotage is up now on the World Wide Web! We wanted to give the video exclusively to all of our fans through our Facebook, twitter and MySpace for all the support they've given us since the beginning. We're all about spreading the word through these sites and our fans cus this is where the real DIY word of mouth spirit still exists these days. It’s like trading tapes back in the day, but now it’s trading digitally with your homies on the other side of the world!” More...

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Cancer Bats To Tour Canada w/ Billy Talent

Cancer Bats will be joining Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and Against Me! on their Canadian tour. Here are the latest tour dates:

03.03.10 - Victoria, BC, CAN @ Save On Foods Centre
03.05.10 - Penticton, BC, CAN @ South Okanagan Events Centre
03.06.10 - Kamloops, BC, CAN @ Interior Savings Centre
03.08.10 - Prince George, BC, CAN @ CN Centre
03.09.10 - Dawson Creek, BC, CAN @ EnCana Events Centre
03.11.10 - Red Deer, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centrium
03.12.10 - Medicine Hat, AB, CAN @ Medicine Hat Arena
03.13.10 - Lethbridge, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centre
03.15.10 - Edmonton, AB, CAN @ Rexall Place
03.16.10 - Calgary, AB, CAN @ Pengrowth Saddledome
03.18.10 - Regina, SK, CAN @ Brandt Centre
03.19.10 - Saskatoon, SK, CAN @ Credit Union Centre
03.20.10 - Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre
03.22.10 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN @ Essar Centre
03.23.10 - Sudbury, ON, CAN @ Sudbury Arena
03.24.10 - Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre
03.26.10 - Ottawa, ON, CAN @ Scotiabank Place
03.27.10 - London, ON, CAN @ John Labatt Centre
03.28.10 - Toronto, ON, CAN @ Air Canada Centre

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Warped Tour 2009 Line-up and Tour Dates Revealed

The bands (barring special guiests, to be announced) and initial routing for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour have been announced. The popular punk tour, which oftens features a number of hardcore and metalcore acts, is in its 15th year. Some of the notable heavier (relatively speaking, of course) bands on this year's lineup include the likes of Black Tide, Gallows, Chiodos, Saosin, Senses Fail, The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, and more.

Additionally, this year the tour will feature one main stage in addition to the other stages, and bands will have 40 minutes to play instead of the shorter sets in past years.

The bands and tour dates follow. More...

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Chiodos Pull Out Of Soundwave For Linkin Park

Chiodos, following the lead of Coheed And Cambria, Social Distortion, and Ace Enders, have become the fourth band to pull out of this years' Soundwave Festival in Australia. Though no news has yet been released on a replacement for Chiodos, replacing the other three on the line-up is Infectious Groves, City And Colour, and Alexisonfire. Coheed And Cambria decided not to come down under after being confirmed for the Soundwave fest when Linkin Park offered them a support spot on their US tour. Chiodos have now reported the exact same situation, and neither band has given any real reason for the late switch. A Soundwave fest organiser made this statement on the festival's message board:

"For the record, they were getting paid more from [Soundwave] than they are from Linkin Park. I suspect they are doing this stadium tour because their label and publisher demanded it and if the band did not do this they would have found their new album fall off the priority list. In any case, as is our policy at SW, we will always strive to replace any drop-out with a band of bigger or simillar stature. Sometimes, of course, it is impossible to get a carbon copy, but in terms of quality, we will always strive to match or exceed."

Coheed And Cambria issued the following statement:

"Linkin Park has personally invited us to support them in the US during this time and after a lot of thought, we have accepted. While this is good news for us and our fans in the US, we realize it is a blow to you down under and in mainland Europe, and we apologize for any inconvenience this will cause."

The band has assured us that they "will instead come to [Australian] shores at the end of March to play our own theater shows", but have not yet assured us of exact dates or locations. Chiodos' statement on their MySpace page said essentially the same thing:

"Dear the country/continent of Australia,

We regret to inform you that we have to cancel our dates on the “soundwave festival.” BUT WAIT, things will get sexier. We got an offer for a tour in the states that we couldn’t turn down with the position that were in. I know this sounds like were totally bailing on a bunch of totally wicked sweet dudes and dudettes, but were not. It was a really tough decision, all of us dudes were really really excited to hang out and head bang with you aussies, but it comes down to this opportunity that we can’t pass up. Hopefully you don’t hate on us and fly over to kill brad’s dog, steal derrick’s tobacco bong, give jason a shower, steal pat’s shoes, hot-wire craig’s car, and lastly pop my butt cherry. All of us know that violence is not the answer, BECAUSE we’ll be coming to australia soon, no worries. I have a scheduled fight with a kangaroo anyway, and that thing has been talking way too much shit, SO when that happens everyone is invited to watch me kick the shit out of this kangaroo, i’ve been training.

to sexy accents,

Matt CHIODOS"

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Alexisonfire, The Bled, Saosin Candian Tour

Alexisonfire, Saosin, The Bled, and Antiflag will tour Canada in December. The following tour dates have been confirmed:

12/1 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pacific National Exhibition
12/2 Kamloops, British Columbia @ Interior Savings Centre
12/3 Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/4 Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/6 Edmonton, Alberta @ Shaw Conference Centre
12/7 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Saskatoon Prarieland
12/9 Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
12/10 Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Thunder Bay Theatre
12/12 London, Ontario @ John Labatt Centre
12/13 Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Civic Centre
12/14 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec @ CEGEP de Trois-Rivieres
12/15 Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
12/16 Mississagua, Ontario @ International Centre’s Arrow Hall

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Saosin, Norma Jean, Alexisonfire Tour Dates

Saosin, Norma Jean, and Alexisonfire will team up for a tour this fall. Confirmed tour dates include:

10/1 Fresno, CA @ The Rainbow Ballroom
10/2 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
10/4 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
10/5 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/6 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/7 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/9 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
10/10 Houston, TX @ Meridian
10/11 Austin, TX @ Emos
10/12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/13 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
10/15 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/16 Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
10/17 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
10/18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/19 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
10/21 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

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New Fightstar US Tour Dates

Fightstar will join Funeral for a Friend, Emanuel and Alexisonfire for a North American tour in June. Tour dates are as follows:

June 12th in New York City, NY @ The Knitting Factory
June 15th in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
June 16th in Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
June 18th in Milvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls
June 19th in Boise, ID @ The Venue
June 20th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
June 21st in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 22nd in Orangeville, CA @ The Boardwalk
June 24th in San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 26th in West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

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Alexisonfire Announce Australian Tour Dates

Canadian rockers Alexisonfire have announced plans to tour Australia in May this year, following their run through Europe and the US. Supporting the band will be acts Moneen and Blindspott. The Australian dates are as follows:

21 May 2007 - Perth, WA - The Capitol, 8pm
23 May 2007 - Melbourne, VIC - Billboard (The Venue), 7pm
24 May 2007 - Melbourne, VIC - Billboard (The Venue), 1pm
25 May 2007 - Adelaide, SA - HQ, 7pm
26 May 2007 - Sydney, NSW - The Big Top, 7pm
27 May 2007 - Brisbane, QLD - The Arena, 7pm

For more information on European and US dates, check out the bands' Myspace page here.

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Anti-Flag, Alexisonfire, Set Your Goals Tour Dates

Alexisonfire, The Explosion, and Set Your Goals will support Anti-Flag on the road next spring. Here are the tour dates:

3/8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
3/10 Boston, MA @ The Roxy
3/11 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
3/13 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
3/14 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
3/15 Milwuakee, WI @ The Rave
3/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Trocaderos
3/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
3/21 Portland, OR @ Roseland
3/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
3/24 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/28 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theater
3/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
3/30 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
4/5 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
4/6 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/8 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater
4/10 Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
4/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/12 Orlando, FL Club @ Firestone
4/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/14 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/17 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/18 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
4/19 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/20 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
4/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater

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Alexisonfire, Senses Fail, Saosin, etc. Tour Dates

Alexisonfire, Senses Fail, Saosin and The Sleeping will be playing a string of dates together in early 2007. Here are the tour dates:

1/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
1/11 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
1/12 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
1/13 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/14 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/22 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
1/27 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
1/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
1/31 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
2/1 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
2/2 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/3 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis

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