Alexisonfire confirm plans to continue after reunion gigs: ‘We promise to never leave you again’

Hardcore band reunited earlier this year after three-year break

Alexisonfire have confirmed that they will continue as a band when this summer’s reunion gigs come to an end.

The Canadian hardcore band, who played their last gigs in 2012 having announced their decision split in 2011, reunited for a series of live dates earlier this year.

The band made the announcement about the plans to continue to fans while performing at Riot Fest in Toronto, Canada yesterday (September 19).

“Thank you for believing in this band when we couldn’t even believe in this band,” guitarist Wade MacNeil told fans during the set. “Thank you for sticking with us. We promise to never leave you again. No more sentimental shit. Alexisonfire is officially back.”

Watch footage of the moment below:

Alexisonfire’s only British dates since reuniting came at Reading And Leeds Festival in August.

The group split after 10 years together when Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil decided to quit the band. Green left to concentrate on his folk-project City And Colour, while MacNeil replaced Frank Carter as the frontman of Gallows. The split was described as “not amicable” by George Pettit of the band around the time of their final gigs.

The band released their self-titled debut album in 2002 and went on to release three more studio LPs – ‘Watch Out!’, ‘Crisis’ and their final LP, 2009’s ‘Old Crows/Young Cardinals’.
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