Earlier this year, via a video on their website, Florida rockers Anberlin announced they are calling it quits in 2014, with one final album and one last world tour. Dedicated local fans will have an opportunity to farewell the band, as they expand their final world tour to include five Australian dates this September.
“We want to do this differently than a lot of bands we’ve seen. They just end up falling flat, just giving up, hating each other,” said the band in the video. “We don’t want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be bummed about us ending. We’ve been around for ever.”
Known for their ability to create a sense of intimacy with their fans, Anberlin’s past shows in Australia included acoustic performances, covers, fan requests and even live Q&As. “We want to make sure that we see every single person that has given anything to this band. Whether that’s singing along, buying a t-shirt or naming their kid after us,” they continued in the short message.
For the Australian leg of their farewell tour, taking place across the country this September, the band will be offering limited VIP ticket experience packages, which include entry to a soundcheck party with an exclusive acoustic set performance, separate to the show later that night.
VIP tickets go on sale Friday, May 9th at 9am local time. General tickets will be on sale Tuesday, May 13th at 9am local time.
Photos: An Evening With Anberlin – Enmore Theatre, Sydney 01/09/2011
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Sunday, 7th September
The Roundhouse, Sydney (Lic AA)
Tuesday, 9th September
The Forum, Melbourne (18+)