After performing together for 10 years, Juno Award winning Canadian rockersdecided to end as a band after two band members announced that they would be leaving the band for other pursuits.
The band promised a farewell tour that is finally coming to fruition. Being listed as a world tour, the nine concert dates only cover four countries. “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!!!!,” said the band via their Facebook page. They went on to say, “ 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."
Hailing from the southern region of Ontario in St. Catherine’s, Alexisonfire named themselves after a contortionist stripper and after their debut album hit in 2002 the band became the first hardcore band to chart in the number one spot on MuchMusic’s Powershift. During their 10 year career Alexisonfire have amassed Much Music Video Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, CASBY awards, and a Juno Award.
Alexisonfire farewell dates:
Dec. 3 at the O2 Academy Britxton in London
Dec. 7 at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo
Dec. 11 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney
Dec. 12 at the Festival Hall in Melbourne
Dec. 19 at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton
Dec. 20 at the Big Four Building in Calgary
Dec. 22 at the Metropolis in Montreal
Dec. 26 & 27 at the Sound Academy in Academy