This morning, Alexisonfire announced that they’ll be playing a one off show this coming January 23rd at Auckland’s Powerstation.
After 11 years of them being on my radar, I’m still not entirely sure of the correct way to pronounce their name, but what I do know is that they’re one of the best things to ever come out of Canada and, based on what I saw as a pre-pubescent 13 year old in 2007, we are in for quite a treat.
There has been ongoing confusion as to the status of the band after they announced that they were calling it quits in 2011 but then reuniting again for some exclusive festival shows last year. After proclaiming “Alexisonfire is officially back“, and then sort of retracting the statement just days later with a so-called “clarification“, no one really knew what was going on. I certainly wasn’t sure if I would ever get to live my dream of seeing this band as an adult. So when I saw the announcement on Twitter this morning I definitely stared at my screen for 3 solid minutes to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. And then, in true form, I started crying.
Alexisonfire have been on the scene since the early 2000s. After their 2002 self-titled debut, they began picking up an international fanbase which only continued to grow between then and 2011 when they announced their break up. Post break-up, they released a limited edition vinyl boxset of all of their albums as well as the additional live album, Live at Copps, filmed at their hometown show in Ontario during their farewell world tour in 2012. Throughout their entire hiatus/break-up, whatever you choose to call it, they never really let people forget about them.
And why should they? Alexisonfire have a number of awards under their belt, and have topped charts across the globe, including a top 20 ARIA for their latest studio album, Old Crows/Young Cardinals. They have gold and platinum records coming out of their ears and have been on the cover of highly respected magazines across the world – including UK’s Kerrang!, and Australia’s Blunt magazine. They are timeless.
Considering it will have been an entire decade since Alexisonfire hit our shores, these tickets are going to get snatched up in no time at all. I don’t think I can stress just how amazing this show is going to be, you really don’t want to miss out.
Full tour details are available on the Live Nation NZ website.
VIP upgrades will be available through the Alexisonfire website.