Alexisonfire to play Reading And Leeds as they confirm return for summer festival dates

Canadian hardcore band split in 2012

Alexisonfire are returning for a series of festival dates this summer – including Reading & Leeds Festival in the UK.

The Canadian hardcore band, who played their last gigs in 2012 having announced their decision split in 2011, have confirmed that they will play at Heavy Montréal, Sonic Boom, X-Fest, Riot Fest Toronto and another festival TBC this summer. Reading And Leeds Festivals mark their only UK dates thus far.

Alexisonfire 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’.