It’s been almost a year since Music Feeds reported on the break up of popular hardcore band Alexisonfire. The split came after four studio records and a decade of rocking together, and was due to Alexisonfire guitarist and vocalist Dallas Green’s increasingly time-consuming side project City & Colour, as well as bandmate Wade Macneil’s decision to join hardcore punk act Gallows and focus on his own side project, Black Lungs.
Update 10/08: Alexisonfire have announced their farewell tour dates for Sydney and Melbourne!
Now during a recent interview with Spinner, Green has opened up about the distinct probability of Alexisonfire performing a series of official farewell shows.
“[Fellow AOF member] Wade [MacNeil] and I chat often… 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,” Green told Spinner.
“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 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,” Green said.
As for the type of shows Alexisonfire will choose for their curtain call, the band will most likely stick to it’s punk rock ethos and play more intimate venues as opposed to cashing in on arenas.
“I don’t think we’ll play arenas. It’ll probably be a bunch of shows, probably be a bunch of nights at a smaller place. Maybe we’ll play every record or maybe we’ll do different setlists and stuff. 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,” Green said.
Here’s hoping Alexisonfire says farewell to their Australian fans in person.
Watch: Alexisonfire – The Northern