The reunited band hinted at long term plans during festival appearance last weekend
Alexisonfire have clarified recent comments they made which appeared to suggest that the band would stay together beyond their current reunion gigs.
The band returned this summer three years after splitting. Last week, while in Toronto performing at Riot Fest on September 19, guitarist Wade MacNeil told the audience that they had plans to continue with the band after the festival gigs come to an end, saying: “We promise to never leave you again.”
However, today (September 23) the Canadian band posted a message on their Facebook page, stating that while “‘Alexisonfire is officially back’ may well be true… nothing has really changed.”
The full statement the band released about not continuing Alexisonfire can be read here:
“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 five 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.”
The hardcore group, who first revealed their decision to split in 2011, played a series of festival shows over the summer.
Watch the live announcement here:
Alexisonfire finally parted ways in 2012 after 10 years together. The endgame began when guitarist Dallas Green revealed his intentions to pursue his folk project, City And Colour, and quit Alexisonfire. MacNeil then replaced Gallows frontman Frank Carter and Alexisonfire called it quits completely.