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).”

Alexisonfire Premiere “Young Cardinals” Live Video From “Live At Copps”

Alexisonfire have premiered a new live video for their track “Young Cardinals,” via Alternative Press. The clip comes from the band’s new live album, “Live At Copps,” which was recorded during the last show of their “farewell” tour at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON on December 30, 2012. It will be available on February 12, and will be the band’s first release since returning to the stage last year. You can preorder a limited edition vinyl/Blu-Ray set of that HERE.


Track Listing:

01. “Young Cardinals”
02. “Boiled Frogs”
03. “Heading For The Sun”
04. “.44 Calibre Love Letter”
05. “Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints”
06. “No Transitory”
07. “Crisis”
08. “Rough Hands”
09. “Charlie Sheen Vs. Henry Rollins”
10. “Born And Raised”
11. “Waterwings”
12. “You Burn First”
13. “We Are The Sound”
14. “Keep It On Wax”
15. “Accept Crime”
16. “Mailbox Arson”
17. “Get Fighted”
18. “Old Crows”
19. “The Northern”
20. “Dogs Blood”
21. “Accidents”
22. “Pulmonary Archery”
23. “This Could Be Anywhere In The World”
24. “Happiness By The Kilowatt”

Alexisonfire On Their Future: “The Truth Is, Nothing Has Really Changed”

After previously announcing their official return at Toronto Riot Fest, Alexisonfire have issued a new statement to clarify their situation. You can read what the had to say below.


“It was an unforgettable summer. All of us are extremely grateful to have such loyal and dedicated fans who were willing to stick with us. That being said, we feel the need to clarify something.

“Alexisonfire is officially back” may well be true, but it seems some may be reading more into this than they should. The truth is, nothing has really changed. We all have our own careers and families which require our attention and as far as Alexisonfire is concerned, there are no immediate plans.

What “Alexisonfire is back” does mean is that the 5 of us are back in each other’s lives and are as good friends now as we’ve ever been. If we’re lucky, we’ll see you out there again. Thank you for sharing in the moment with us.

love, AOF”

Alexisonfire Reunion Is Permanent

Alexisonfire recently reunited for a few shows, and have now confirmed that the reunion is permanent. You can see footage of the announcement, which took place at Toronto Riot Fest, below:

If you don’t feel like watching the clip you can read Wade MacNeil’s statement below:

“Thank you for believing in this band when we couldn’t even believe in this band. Thank you for sticking with us. We promise to never leave you again. No more sentimental shit. Alexisonfire is officially back.”

Alexisonfire Return For 2015 Shows

Alexisonfire has returned to active duty for a number of 2015 performances. These will be the the band’s first shows since 2012.

Tour Dates:

08/07-09 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/28-30 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/28-30 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
09/05-06 Edmonton, AB – SONiC BOOM Festival
09/05-06 Fort Calgary, AB – X-Fest
09/19-20 Toronto, ON – Riot Fest