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Alexisonfire farewell tourhits Australia in December

After a less than amicable break up in 2011, Alexisonfire are reuniting to give their fans a proper goodbye with two final Australian gigs.

Vocalist Dallas Green, who left Alexisonfire to pursue his work work City and Colour, told Spinner “We’ve actually been starting to talk about doing some final Alexis shows, because when we did play our last show nobody knew it was our last show… Well, we knew it was our last show with me. But the guys sort of thought they were going to keep going and try something else, and then Wade [MacNeil] got asked to join Gallows and that was sort of the end of Alexisonfire. So we talked a long time ago about maybe doing just a couple shows to celebrate what Alexis was as opposed to have it fizzle out like it did.”

Despite the demand for the send off shows, Green said that he doesn’t think the tour will be arena sized. “It’ll probably be a bunch of shows, probably be a bunch of nights at a smaller place,” he explained. “It’ll be more of a happy-go-lucky vibe than ‘Hey, look at how big we were.’ You know what I mean? It would be more about celebrating what we had and what we did and what we accomplished.”

Now, exactly one year after the members of Alexisonfire announced they were going their separate ways, the band has announced a 10th Anniversary Farewell Tour. The December tour begins in London and scrambles across four continents for nine shows in 24 days, including their first and only performance in South America. Australian fans will have two chances to see Alexisonfire when they play in Sydney and Melbourne.

Alexisonfire farewell tour

Tuesday 11th December – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday 12th December – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 14th August 2pm
General on sale Friday 17th August 9am

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shazie

shazie said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Just saw this, almost hulked out when I thought the Sydney show was the same day as Radiohead, then realised the dates were backwards.

http://theonlybandever.com/AOF-FAREWELL-ADMAT.jpg

Boners all around

shazie

shazie said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Perfect chance to come down to Sydney!

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 9th Aug, 2012

BRING THE SHARK SEB!!!!!!

01seb

01seb said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Fuck, that's tempting. Shark in the Alexisonfire mosh....

Can' afford it though. And I have Gotye that night I think

shazie

shazie said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Fuck, that's tempting. Shark in the Alexisonfire mosh....

Can' afford it though. And I have Gotye that night I think but I'll go anyways because it's their FINAL TOUR EVER!

ftfy

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Will most likely do both shows. Good times.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Rad sauce. Will really try to get tickets.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Yeah, I'm fucking in. Hopefully both shows.

redman300_bulldogs

redman300_bulldogs said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Surely they could fill the entertainment center in Brisbane?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 10th Aug, 2012

What are we predicting for ticket prices? Around $90?

I checked ticketek but they had nothing up yet.

crob

crob said on the 10th Aug, 2012

This should be an awesome show....

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Aug, 2012



I tipped them off and told them that you'd be there.

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 10th Aug, 2012

$70, was expecting close to $100

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 10th Aug, 2012

I liked that because of your avatar.

thereisnokevin

thereisnokevin said on the 10th Aug, 2012

i also almost hulked out before realising the backwards american dates.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Would be cool to go to but there's probably people who like AOF hundreds of times more than me so they'll get more out this show than me. Maybe I'll get a ticket if they're still on sale after a couple of weeks.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Aug, 2012



Oh, dude, this will be gone within an hour, I think. Either you're in or you're out. I say decide now, and go with affirmative action.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Mabster, what are all the ticketing details due to me being to lazy to look them up myself

MzHalloween

MzHalloween said on the 10th Aug, 2012

hi, not sure if i'm a douche and totally blind but i was wondering how i get my hands on farewell tour tickets for melbourne please?
thanks :)

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 10th Aug, 2012

pretty keen for this, i dont know them that well but hey, last tour

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Aug, 2012



Tickets [URL="http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=ALEXISON12#.UCSt0KO8D0h"]here, onsale Friday 9am.



Get Crisis and go from there.

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 10th Aug, 2012




Get Crisis and go from there.

Will do, I have Old Crows, Young Cardinals and like what ive heard of it

crob

crob said on the 10th Aug, 2012



Old Crows, Young Cardinals was a rad album....

RobinSon1

RobinSon1 said on the 10th Aug, 2012



yea. nice to see. thank you so much!

dream_brother

dream_brother said on the 13th Aug, 2012



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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Tickets for Syd and Melb sorted. A lot cheaper than I was expecting.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Got my Sydney ticket, getting Melbourne on Friday. Really, really excited.

grattan

grattan said on the 14th Aug, 2012

$236 for Alexisonfire VIP tickets.

That gets you:
1 x General Admission ticket
• Meet & Greet
• Laminate
• Early entry to the venue
• Limited edition farewell tour poster (exclusive colour variant, paper stock)
• Limited 7" vinyl test press (hand numbered, hand labelled)

Hello final cash grab tour!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 14th Aug, 2012

http://www.howardforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82815&d=1341543528

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Those VIP tickets sold out in a minute. If they were doing it right they would have sold more than 40 per show.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Just got my ticket then, this is going to be awesome.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Melbourne ticket is mine. Booom.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 17th Aug, 2012

Caved and bought a ticket.

Am not eating this week.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Oct, 2012

AND THE SUPPORT ACT IS...

House vs. Hurricane.

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/1899025_o.gif

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 2nd Dec, 2012

Tour started last night at the Brixton Academy. trying to avoid looking at any setlists.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 2nd Dec, 2012

not at all fussed on the support but meh we get to see ALEXISONFIRE!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Dec, 2012

Loving that setlist. Spoilers in white:

Would you believe they pulled out 44 Caliber? Amazing! I wonder if they'll do their Dead Heart cover in Australia. Who knows?Set has great pacing, good weighting from all the albums. This will be fantastic.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 4th Dec, 2012

what's dallas green's dogs favorite alexisonfire song, ruff hands. geddit

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Dec, 2012

They played 44 caliber love letter on the 2007 tour. I am just impressed that they are playing Waterwings and Pulmonary again.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 4th Dec, 2012

Would make my day to hear It's Your Funeral; but might be a long shot.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Dec, 2012



That would be amazing, I have not heard that since the Watch Out tour.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 4th Dec, 2012

was that with the scare and prom queen at the galeic ?

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Dec, 2012



Shit look at the setlist from last night.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Dec, 2012



Yeah but I saw them at the Esplanade. There were a few bands but I didn't see them except Prom Queen.
I think they played the Manning from memory, I went to that show the year after.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 4th Dec, 2012

yeah i recall it had the hot lies when they first started out, as much shit they get, the scare were okay until they got hooked on ice and thinking they were the clash, as much as i hate the guy the trad era line up was solid

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 4th Dec, 2012

Ohhh, HELL naw!!

So, they're playing a different setlist every night. This is massive.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Dec, 2012

Ohhh, HELL naw!!

So, they're playing a different setlist every night. This is massive.

I think they will play the same songs consistently but throw a few variations. I will swap Crisis for Funeral every day of the week.
That setlist from last night will require the removal of pants. Holy fuck.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 4th Dec, 2012

if hope thursday reform and do a watt tour next year.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 5th Dec, 2012

Crisis is a must! I can't wait to scream out the numbers. One Nine Seven Seven! One Nine Seven Seven!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 5th Dec, 2012

Crisis can piss right off it involves missing out on anything from the first two albums.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 5th Dec, 2012

One Nine Seven Seven! One Nine Seven Seven!!!!

dream_brother

dream_brother said on the 11th Dec, 2012

This man. Thanks guys. R.I.P

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shazie

shazie said on the 11th Dec, 2012

Insane concert tonight! No Crisis though :(

Still, heard almost everything I wanted to. What a great show.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 11th Dec, 2012

I forgot how shit House VS Hurricane are.
Alexis fucking slayed though.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 11th Dec, 2012

That was fun.....was a nice way to say good bye

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 11th Dec, 2012

what time did Alexis go on? I plan on missing most of HVH. I assume the doors opened at 8 as they are in melb?

shazie

shazie said on the 11th Dec, 2012

HVH was 8 - 8:30 (the poor people who chose to watch them..) and Alexisonfire played 9 - 11.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 11th Dec, 2012

cool thanks for that, sweet 2 hour set! Looks like I'll aim to be there about 8:30 then. Can't fkn wait! Hope we get Crisis but whatever they play I'm sure it's going to an insanely awesome night.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Dec, 2012

That was god-tier. Round 2, let's do this.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 11th Dec, 2012

how do you afford all these gigs and travel Mab!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 11th Dec, 2012

His beard is sponsored by Pantene

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Dec, 2012

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oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 12th Dec, 2012



you're at festival hall too dude?

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 12th Dec, 2012



Are you shooting? I'll be there tonight too

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 12th Dec, 2012

Yes I am shooting tonight :)

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 12th Dec, 2012



I'll keep an eye out for you!

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 12th Dec, 2012

Holy fuck last night was insane, i actually didn't mind HvH either, but wow, didn't know too much in the way of Alexis but that was pure amazing

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 12th Dec, 2012

Greggers AND Selaar?

Sheeeeeiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttttt.

At the airport now, heading to Melbz in t-minus 90 minutes.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 12th Dec, 2012

Had a fukn insanely awesome night last night for many reasons. Alexis were amazing, the setlist was just epic. I got George's water bottle, just plucked it out of the sky one of the best catches I've made, I snuggled it last night as I slept (see 1st pic). I'm pretty sure I met Mab, well he claimed to be him, the dude I thought was Mab gave me a hug just after he made snow angels on the sweaty moshpit floor (see 2nd pic) at first I thought he was having a seizure. Just when I thought my night couldn't get any better I found $1 on the tram home which turned my regular coffee this morning into a large, which was well needed.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/mqqcq.jpg

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RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 12th Dec, 2012

That's definitely MAB in the pic.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 12th Dec, 2012

well I can officially say I've met the mighty Mab. He sure gives good man-hugs.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 12th Dec, 2012

They certainly are thorough.

batdan

batdan said on the 12th Dec, 2012

I wonder what the vans to converse ratio was at that gig?

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 12th Dec, 2012



I was wearing sacrificial Kmart imitation Vans.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 12th Dec, 2012

mab gave me a kiss, touched my beard, and called me sexy. it was a nice moment.

will post link to photos as soon as they go up if anyone's interested.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 13th Dec, 2012

The fact that there's a photo of MAB that includes his beard but not his face really speaks volumes.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 13th Dec, 2012



You sure know how to hide your shoe fetish.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 13th Dec, 2012

i think while we were still e beefing he gave me a hug at daniel johnston,i think

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 13th Dec, 2012

i got the setlist at the sydney show but it got a little ripped on the way home in the rain
mab also jumped on my back during This City..., was pretty cray

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 13th Dec, 2012

i got the setlist at the sydney show but it got a little ripped on the way home in the rain
mab also jumped on my back during This City..., was pretty cray

THIS CITY!

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jan, 2013

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