Alexisonfire To Release New Album and Tour

mk0uaFrom the press release:

Coming off their 2007 breakout album Crisis–which achieved platinum-selling status in Canada after debuting at #1 on the Top 200 Nielsen Soundscan Chart there–ALEXISONFIRE have announced they’ll release their fourth studio album OLD CROWS/YOUNG CARDINALS June 23 on Vagrant Records. Fans can get an early listen of “Young Cardinals”–the first single off the new album–up now exclusively on IMEEM:


For the new album, the St. Catharines, Ontario-based rock group–DALLAS GREEN (vocalist/guitarist), JORDAN HASTINGS (drummer), WADE MACNEIL (guitarist/vocalist), GEORGE PETTIT (vocalist) and CHRIS STEELE(bassist)–re-teamed with Julius “Juice” Butty (Protest the Hero, City and Colour) to produce. Even more intense and focused than before, the sound here is bracingly rhythmic, shot through with a do-or-die vocal urgency and sharp harmonies. 


OLD CROWS/YOUNG CARDINALS was built on the foundation of Crisis, musically it moves at a feverish pace,” explains singer PETTIT. “The lyrics span from metaphysical rebellion, to living as a nomad. This album is the culmination of the history of our band.  Personally, I feel it is our best record yet, but you get to be the judge of that.”


OLD CROWS/YOUNG CARDINALS marks ALEXISONFIRE’s fourth full-length CD and follows Crisis which was hailed by the popular U.K. rock magazine Kerrang! with a five-out-of-five rating: “…it’s a reinvention of gargantuan proportions. Huge Misfit-inspired, last-gang-in-town choruses, triple-threat vocal tag teaming and relentless, face-melting playing make this by far their most assured, accomplished, anthemic release yet and sees them stake a claim for the hearts and heads of a much deserved wider audience. …Crisis? Prepare for widespread panic.”  Their previous release, 2004’s Watch Out! debuted at #6 on the Soundscan chart and was certified gold in Canada in just 12 weeks–the disc has since gone onto platinum status–and earned the group their first-ever Juno Award for “New Group of The Year.”


In early June, ALEXISONFIRE will head to Germany for the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals. Next up, they’ll hit London for a three-night sold-out stand at Borderline. Late June, the group will perform on the entire Vans Warped Tour 2009 (June 26-August 23), joining NOFX, 3Oh!3, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, TSOL, Underoath and many more on the annual punk rock extravaganza which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.  Onstage is where ALEXISONFIRE explode. As Metal Hammer noted during their Taste of Chaos performance in the U.K.: “As a band who can daily sell-out 8,000 capacity crowds in their native Canada, Brixton might not seem like a challenge, but AOF still work hard and fast to fill the space, with spellbinding results.  After a set like this, and a reaction like that, 2007 could well be the year Alexis catch fire on every venue they land in.”


Catch ALEXISONFIRE on the road in the following cities:


DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE

German festival dates:

Sat       6/6                   Nürburgring, Germany            Rock Am Ring

Sun      6/7                   Nürnberg, Germany                Rock Im Park

Sold-out headlining U.K. tour:

Tue      6/9                   London, U.K.                           Borderline (w/Sharks)

Wed    6/10                 London, U.K.                           Borderline (w/Hexes)

Thu      6/11                 London, U.K.                           Borderline (w/Ghost of a Thousand)

Festival dates:          

Sat       6/20                 Toronto, ONT                          Downsview Park                    

Vans Warped Tour 2009 (entire summer run):

Fri        6/26                 Pomona, CA                           Pomona Fairplex

Sat       6/27                 San Francisco, CA                 Pier 30/32

Sun      6/28                 Ventura, CA                             Seaside Park 

Tue      6/30                 Phoenix, AZ                             Cricket Pavilion

Wed    7/1                   Las Cruces, NM                      NMSU Practice Field

Thu      7/2                   San Antonio, TX                      AT&T Center

Fri        7/3                   Houston, TX           The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park

Sun      7/5                   Dallas, TX                      Center

Tue      7/7                   Indianapolis, IN                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Wed    7/8                   Pittsburgh, PA                         Post Gazette Pavilion

Thu      7/9                   Cleveland, OH                         Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

Sat       7/11                 Montreal, QC                           Parc Jean Drapeau

Sun      7/12                 Hartford, CT                            New England Dodge Music Center

Tue      7/14                 Washington, DC                     Merriweather Post Pavilion

Wed    7/15                 Scranton, PA                           Toyota Pavilion                       

Thu      7/16                 Buffalo, NY                              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Fri        7/17                 Camden, NJ                            Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat       7/18                 Uniondale, NY                       Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Sun      7/19                 Oceanport, NJ                         Monmouth Park Racetrack

Tue      7/21                 Boston, MA                  Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

Wed    7/22                 Virginia Beach, VA                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Thu      7/23                 Charlotte, NC                          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri        7/24                 Orlando, FL                             Central Florida Fairgrounds

Sat       7/25                 Miami, FL                                Cruzan Amphitheatre

Sun      7/26                 Tampa, FL                              Vinoy Park

Tue      7/28                 Atlanta, GA                              Lakewood Amphitheatre

Wed    7/29                 Cincinnati, OH                         Riverbend Music Center

Thu      7/30                 Milwaukee, WI                         Marcus Amphitheatre

Fri        7/31                 Detroit, MI                                Comerica Park

Sat       8/1                   Chicago, IL                              First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sun      8/2                   Minneapolis, MN                      Canterbury Park

Mon     8/3                   St. Louis, MO                          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Tue      8/4                   Kansas City, MO                     Sandstone Amphitheatre

Fri        8/7                   Boise, ID                                 Idaho Center Amphitheatre

Sat       8/8                   Salt Lake City, UT                   Utah State Fairgrounds

Sun      8/9                   Denver, CO                             Invesco Field

Wed    8/12                 Calgary, AB                             Race City Speedway

Fri        8/14                 Vancouver, BC                        Thunderbird Stadium

Sat       8/15                 Seattle, WA                             Gorge Amphitheatre

Sun      8/16                 Portland, OR                           Washington County Fairgrounds

Wed    8/19                 Fresno, CA                              Save Mart Center

Thu      8/20                 Mountain View, CA                  Shoreline Amphitheatre

Fri        8/21                 Sacramento, CA                     Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Sat       8/22                 San Diego, CA                        Cricket Amphitheatre

Sun      8/23                 Los Angeles, CA                     Home Depot Center


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  • UTG Kyle

    This band rules my world.