Alexisonfire farewell tour hits Australia in December
After a less than amicable break up in 2011, Alexisonfire are reuniting to give their fans a proper goodbye with two final Australian gigs.
Vocalist Dallas Green, who left Alexisonfire to pursue his work work City and Colour, told Spinner “We’ve actually been starting to talk about doing some final Alexis shows, because when we did play our last show nobody knew it was our last show… Well, we knew it was our last show with me. But the guys sort of thought they were going to keep going and try something else, and then Wade [MacNeil] got asked to join Gallows and that was sort of the end of Alexisonfire. So we talked a long time ago about maybe doing just a couple shows to celebrate what Alexis was as opposed to have it fizzle out like it did.”
Despite the demand for the send off shows, Green said that he doesn’t think the tour will be arena sized. “It’ll probably be a bunch of shows, probably be a bunch of nights at a smaller place,” he explained. “It’ll be more of a happy-go-lucky vibe than ‘Hey, look at how big we were.’ You know what I mean? It would be more about celebrating what we had and what we did and what we accomplished.”
Now, exactly one year after the members of Alexisonfire announced they were going their separate ways, the band has announced a 10th Anniversary Farewell Tour. The December tour begins in London and scrambles across four continents for nine shows in 24 days, including their first and only performance in South America. Australian fans will have two chances to see Alexisonfire when they play in Sydney and Melbourne.
Alexisonfire farewell tour
Tuesday 11th December – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday 12th December – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 14th August 2pm
General on sale Friday 17th August 9am