Though the Canadian post-hardcore outfit called it quits in early 2011, we were hoping they wouldn’t leave us hanging without a final goodbye. After over a year of waiting (and a teaser of a countdown on the band’s website) the only band ever have finally announced their worldwide farewell tour and they’ve planned stops in Sydney and Melbourne. We’ve also included the international dates in here too in case any of you care to justify a trip for these Canucks!
After four stellar albums and a decade-long career, Alexisonfire decided to part ways after vocalist Dallas Green expressed that he wanted to devote more time to his solo project City and Colour and guitarist Wade MacNeill filled the frontman gap left by Frank Carter of UK hardcore act Gallows. Replacing one member could have been doable, but replacing both Green and MacNeill was too big a feat and the band called it quits, with screamer George Pettit leaving a message on the band’s website for their fans.
Be sure to keep an eye on www.theonlybandever.com for more info as it’s released, and in the meantime, prepare to shed a single tear as we say goodbye to one of the decade’s greatest post-hardcore acts. We know we will.
**UPDATE: For those who can get to the shows, the band just posted on their Facebook page: “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.”
***UPDATE: Pre-sale dates have been announced!
Tue Aug 14th @ 2pm AEST – Thu Aug 16th @ 2pm AEST (or until allocation exhausted)
Mon Dec 3rd – 02 Brixton Academy, London (England)
Fri Dec 7th – Via Funchal, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Tue Dec 11th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed Dec 12th – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Wed Dec 19th – Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton (Canada)
Thu Dec 20th – Big Four Building, Calgary (Canada)
Sat Dec 22nd – Metropolis, Montreal (Canada)
Wed Dec 26th – Sound Academy, Toronto (Canada)
Thu Dec 27th – Sound Academy, Toronto (Canada)
General public tickets on sale Fri Aug 17th @ 9am AEST