CALGARY SHOW NOW AT BMO CENTRE. MAJORITY OF DATES SOLD OUT IN MINUTES
(September 17, 2012) – After selling out the majority of their tour dates within minutes of on-sale, ALEXISONFIRE has announced 2 more shows to the 10th anniversary Farewell tour. Spanning the month of December 2012, beginning in London UK and now ending in Hamilton ON, the tour touches down on four continents in 24 days, including their first and only performance in South America.
A date at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton has been added to the tail end of the tour as Alexisonfire wanted to do a show as close to their hometown of St. Catharines as possible. “For our last show ever, we thought it would be nice to bring it closer to where we grew up,” says guitarist and vocalist, Wade MacNeil. “Hamilton is where George calls home, it’s where I was born, and it’s where we have played countless, amazing shows over the years. This show will be a celebration of the last 10 years of our music and growing up together. I can’t think of a better way to end the tour.”
When the tour was originally announced, there was no date confirmed in Vancouver, even though the band had been diligently trying to make a show happen. Disappointed Vancouver fans certainly made themselves heard on social media and the band’s website. Alexisonfire has heard the pleas coming from the West Coast and are pleased to announced they will be able to make it out to Vancouver for one final show at Pacific Coliseum on December 17. As well, due to overwhelming demand from fans, the Calgary show has moved across the street from the original venue, to BMO Centre on December 20.
Alexisonfire’s success reached beyond Canada’s borders. The band topped charts and graced several notable music magazine covers (Kerrang, Blunt, Big Cheese, Exclaim, Canadian Musician). They performed on the main stage of legendary festivals like Reading and Leeds and took over native Toronto, ON for a 6 night stay boasting over 9000 tickets sold, and sold out tours in Canada, US, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
FAREWELL TOUR DATES:
12.02 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
12.03 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
12.06 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Cine Joia**
12.11 – Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
12.12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall
12.17 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum*
12.19 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre (SOLD OUT)
12.20 – Calgary, AB @ BMO Centre**
12.22 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (SOLD OUT)
12.23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (SOLD OUT)
12.26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (SOLD OUT)
12.27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (SOLD OUT)
12.28 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (SOLD OUT)
12.29 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (SOLD OUT)
12.30 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum*
*NEW show date
** NEW venue
Photo credit: Vanessa Heins