With Alexisonfire revved up to headline the UK’s Slam Dunk North and South Festivals this week, the Canadian post-hardcore icons are also excited to announce headline shows in the UK and mainland Europe this autumn.
Renowned for their dynamic, captivating live performances, the dates include a stop off at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and a Halloween show at the Palladium in Cologne. Tickets go on general sale from 10am BST / 11am CEST on Wednesday 1st June, 2022.
Joining them as special guests will be British rock squad, Boston Manor, with an additional band getting the party started each night yet to be announced.
“Something special happens when Alexisonfire gets together”, says AOF vocalist George Pettit. “When we’re all on stage playing in the pocket, we elevate and the audience comes with us. Can’t wait to play these shows”!
UK & European Tour Dates 2022:
Fri 14th Oct – UK – CARDIFF Great Hall
Sun 16th Oct – UK – MANCHESTER Academy
Mon 17th Oct – UK – GLASGOW Barrowland
Wed 19th Oct – UK – LEEDS O2 Academy
Thu 20th Oct – UK – BRIGHTON Dome
Sat 22nd Oct – UK – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 24th Oct – BELGIUM – ANTWERP Trix
Wed 26th Oct – GERMANY – BERLIN Columbiahalle
Thu 27th Oct – GERMANY – MUNICH TonHalle
Sat 29th Oct – GERMANY – HAMBURG Zeltphilharmonie
Mon 31st Oct – GERMANY – COLOGNE Palladium
Tue 1st Nov – NETHERLANDS – UTRECT Tivoli
For a full list of global tour dates or to buy tickets, click here.
Most recently, Alexisonfire unveiled “Sans Soleil”, the latest single from “Otherness”, their first full-length album in over 13 years, due out on June 24th, 2022, via Dine Alone Records. Fans can watch the band’s Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil discussing the track in more detail, alongside some in-studio clips, here.
“Otherness” features 10 new songs including the explosive first single, “Sweet Dreams of Otherness” and previously released “Reverse the Curse”. The album is produced by AOF and mixed by punk stalwart Jonah Falco (Fucked Up, Chubby and the Gang). Watch the video for “Sweet Dreams of Otherness” directed by the inimitable actor/director Jay Baruchel (LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, Goon, This Is The End, Random Acts of Violence) below.
“A continuous thread through the fabric of Alexisonfire is the state of otherness. Otherness drew us all to spaces where a band like this could be formed. We attract the type of individuals that have all felt the sensation of being strange or unique. Perceived or otherwise, otherness has followed us through childhood, adolescence, and into our adult lives. It drives our tastes and proclivities. It bonds us with ourselves and others. And make no mistake, even at our most domestic and mundane moments, we are true outliers” – “Otherness” mission statement.
The mix of classic Alexisonfire and newfound textures of “Sweet Dreams of Otherness” became a roadmap for the rest of the record. Dallas Green’s engaging croon; the urgent attitude of Wade MacNeil; the heavy bellow of George Pettit; all anchored by a mix of vulnerability, confidence, iconoclasm, and celebratory recklessness. As every Alexisonfire song persistently expands and contracts, bassist Chris Steele and drummer Jordan Hastings remain impossibly tight, locked into unrelenting swinging grooves.
“As much as we love playing the old songs, we don’t want to be a nostalgia act. The only reason to come back is if we feel we still have something to say”, Pettit insists. “We spent so much time on the road thinking that if we stopped, people would lose interest. But when we went away, it only got bigger. We all carved new paths for ourselves, so coming back to Alexisonfire is a purely enjoyable creative venture. Something special happens when we get in a room together”.
“Otherness” Physical Album Variants:
• AOF Exclusive 3000 (TRANSLUCENT TAN W/ ORCHID & MAGENTA PINWHEEL)
• Dine Alone Exclusive 200 (TRANSLUCENT TAN W/ ORCHID, BONE & GOLD SPLATTER)
• D2C Exclusive Deluxe 2500 (MILKY CLEAR W/ BLACK & ORCHID COLOUR IN COLOUR w/ Lenticular Alternate cover art)
• Indie Retail Exclusive 3000 (NEON PURPLE & MAGENTA)
• Standard (BLACK)
• Revolver Exclusive 500 (METALLIC GOLD)
• Newbury Exclusive 500 (OPAQUE GRAPE W/ GOLD, CHERRY & BLACK SPLATTER)
• HMV UK Exclusive 500 (TRANSLUCENT SOFT PINK W/ BLACK, CHERRY & GRAPE SPLATTER)
• JB Hifi Exclusive 500 (PINK & AQUA GALAXY VINYL)
01. Committed to the Con
02. Sweet Dreams of Otherness
03. Sans Soleil
04. Conditional Love
05. Blue Spade
06. Dark Night of the Soul
07. Mistaken Information
08. Survivor’s Guilt
09. Reverse the Curse
10. World Stops Turning
June 3 – Slam Dunk Festival – Temple Newsam, Leeds – UK (headline)
June 4 – Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield Park, Hatfield – UK (headline)
July 13 – RBC Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
September 23-25 – Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL
October 6 – Aftershock – Sacramento, CA