Alexisonfire To Donate Earnings From “Complicit” To Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives Matter Toronto, & Black Youth Pathway To Industry

Alexisonfire have announced that they will be donating the money they earned from their single “Complicit” to charity. The funds will go towards the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives Matter Toronto, and Black Youth Pathway.

The group commented:

“Alexisonfire have had a lot of discussions as to what our response should be to George Floyd’s murder and larger discussions of racial inequality both here and abroad.

Last year we released a single called ‘Complicit’. The song is about wanting to be an ally to people fighting for equality but at the same time, recognizing that regardless of how pure our intentions may be, we are complicit. We have benefited from a system that is inherently stacked in our favour: a system of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.

Alexisonfire acknowledges that the first step of recognition is meaningless without action. We’ve decided to donate $11,843.84 — all money (we) earned from the sale of the single, ‘Complicit’, along with any associated merchandise to Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives Matter Toronto and Black Youth Pathway To Industry

The five members of this band stand steadfast, yet imperfect, in our commitment to be better allies.

Smash the pillars of the white hetero patriarchy until the ruins are sand.

Love always,


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Alexisonfire Premiere Fan-Filmed “Season Of The Flood” Video

Alexisonfire have premiered a new video for “Season Of The Flood.” The clip was filmed by fans during the band’s January tour in Western Canada. In other news, the band’s “Live At Copps” film is currently streaming on YouTube for one-time only.

Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Etc.) Opens Up About Recent Rehab Stint & Mental Health Struggles

Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Gallows, etc.) has revealed that he recently underwent treatment for addiction and mental health issues. He shared a series of tweets regarding that:

[via The PRP]

Alexisonfire To Release “Season Of The Flood” On Vinyl In March

Alexisonfire will be releasing a 10″ vinyl version of their latest single “Season Of The Flood” on March 27. You can pre-order that HERE. George Pettit has since commented on the track as well:

“I’m very proud of this new song. There were some first time attempts for us and we all really came together in the studio to make this song what it is. This was also my first time singing with Dallas on a song. I know I’ve been playing in a band with Dal for almost 20 years, but damn, that guy’s voice could melt an angel.”

Alexisonfire & The Distillers Announce January North American Shows

Alexisonfire and The Distillers have announced some North American shows together. NOBRO will serve as support. Here’s the dates:

01/20 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
01/22 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
01/23 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
01/25 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
01/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox (no NOBRO)

Alexisonfire Premiere New Song “Complicit”

Alexisonfire have premiered a new song titled “Complicit.” This is the band’s second new track this year, following the release of “Familiar Drugs,” and it will be available on 7 inch vinyl on July 12. George Pettit commented:

“‘Complicit‘ is about recognizing the unfair advantages that we are afforded as white, heterosexual males. It’s about rejecting regressionist ideas of racism, misogyny and hetero supremacy. It’s about accepting that there is no freedom and no future in a world that is not inclusive.”

Alexisonfire Premiere “Familiar Drugs” Music Video, Reveal Supporting Acts For Upcoming Shows

Alexisonfire have premiered a new video for their song “Familiar Drugs,” via Heavy Consequence. You can check that out below:

Guitarist Wade MacNeil commented:

“Everything came together really fast. [Director] Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of four people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day. We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the ’70s and ’80s. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.”

Maxxis added:

“I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck — regardless of what it is. She doesn’t give a shit about this band or their music — maybe she even thinks it’s stupid. There’s no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. a nice metaphor for life i think.”

In other news, the group have also revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming shows:

06/01 London, UK – Alexandra Palace (with Chastity and Child’s Pose)
06/07 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Angel Du$t)
06/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Drug Church)
06/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with Drug Church)
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with The Dirty Nil)
06/15 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with Glassjaw & The Dirty Nil)
06/16 Toronto, ON – Budwesier Stage (with Quicksand and Moneen)
07/12 Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest

Frontman George Pettit had the following to say about the openers:

“Angel Du$t – Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as, “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.

Chastity – The best thing to come out of the Durham region since…since…..hmmmm…

Child’s Pose– Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.

Drug Church – Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.

Glassjaw: AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple years but we are returning the favour.

Moneen: Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy…which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.

Quicksand: Heros of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post hardcore legends in the flesh.

The Dirty Nil – Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher…bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.”

Alexisonfire Premiere New Song “Familiar Drugs”

Alexisonfire have premiered a new song titled “Familiar Drugs.” This is the band’s first track in nearly 10 years.

Vocalist George Pettit commented:

“‘Familiar Drugs‘ is about recognizing you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do. It’s about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can’t quit, substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. ‘Familiar Drugs‘ is about choosing comfort over self betterment.”

A seven-inch vinyl pressing of “Familiar Drugs” with a laser-etched b-side is available for pre-order HERE. It’s worth noting that a limited edition glow-in-the-dark variant will be randomly inserted throughout the entire pressing.

In other news, the band have also announced several headlining shows. $1 from each ticket sold will go towards Indspire to benefit indigenous students. Here’s the dates:

06/01 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/15 Toronto, ON – The Budweiser Stage

Furthermore, the group will also be performing live on ‘House Of Strombo‘ in Toronto, ON tonight (February 15). The set will feature the live debut of “Familiar Drugs” and it will be streamed live on Facebook at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST.

Alexisonfire Announce Rescheduled Toronto, ON Shows

Alexisonfire have announced their rescheduled Toronto, ON shows. The dates, which were originally set for June, will now take place at Danforth Music Hall on December 11-15.

The band said the following:

“We have rescheduled dates! We’ll be hitting Toronto this December to make up for the postponed dates last month. Thanks for your patience while we sorted this out. Please see all details below. We hope you can all make it out – see you soon.

Original tickets for the June dates will be honoured in December as follows:
June 18 = December 11 (AA)
June 19 = December 12 (19+)
June 21 = December 14 (19+)
June 22 = December 15 (19+)

We understand that these new dates may not work for everyone. If you can no longer make the show, you can request a refund point of purchase and by phone or email through Ticketmaster. Refund requests will be accepted from July 12 to July 26, 2017. These tickets will go on sale at a later date (to be announced in the coming weeks).”