The band announced their breakup via their website. Lead singer George Pettit posted a note explaining the situation. Some of the highlights of the note include:
- ”After 10 years, Alexisonfire has decided to part ways,” he wrote. “Was the break-up amicable? Not really. Was it necessary? Probably.”
- ”Regardless, the members of this band are my family and I wish them nothing but good fortune.”
- Dallas Green wanted to leave to focus on his solo project, “City and Colour.” ”Trying to balance his life between touring with us and at the same time quelling the success of City and Colour was a task too difficult to continue managing,” Pettit wrote
- ”I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to the fans of Alexisonfire around the world. I’m forever grateful to anyone who has ever taken any interest in what we did. You were the coal that stoked our engines. You have given us a spectacular decade, rich with experience and joy. I love you all.
Sad to see such an amazing Canadian band breakup, but nevertheless we did get to see a solid decade with the band.
The true Canadian songbird Dallas Green will release his third solo album ‘Little Hell’ on June 7th, but today we were offered a taste with the first single: “Fragile Bird”.
Green recorded the follow-up to Bring Me Your Love over the winter at Saint Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario with Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Mars Volta). The new LP explores the high-points and the hellish moments of a relationship and echoes the intimate acoustic rock that made Green Songwriter of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards.
‘Fragile Bird’ delivers a Black Keys vibe with the use of heavily fuzzed-out guitars clanging against a tambourine backbeat. Save your scissors fans, there is still the same-old high soaring vocals delivered by Green. And what? Is that a guitar solo?
City and Colour performed a tribute cover of Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’ at this year’s Juno Award’s and are currently touring around the world.
‘Fragile Bird’ will be available on iTunes on April 12th.
But for now, listen to ‘Fragile Bird’ here. Enjoy!
It’s only fair really.
Instead of going up on stage like most groups only to then just press a play button on a laptop, DUBBS re-creates every aspect of the beat-pumping tune with a variety of equipment- giving the audience the most real-live dynamic electro-concert experience possible.
The three-man Canadian team consists of brothers Alex (Vocals) and Chris (Drums) Van Den Hoeff, and Ottawa producer Martin Sinotte, who hope to make a name for themselves with their revolutionary club-bopping tracks and unique live sound-experience.
“Most DJ’s just turn knobs to play a hit song. That’s it,” says Sinotte. “But then you have us who play the song with a live beat pad, live keyboard, live everything. You have Alex singing, Chris on drums. It gets wild.”
Adds Alex, “It’s a poppy-techno sound with a twist. We call it a new age of electro-house.”
The statement: “We always take great care in the safety of our fans and are saddened that this happened,” the St. Catharines band said. “We are sincerely sorry that people were injured. We want to thank the security team, paramedics and police for their quick reaction. We especially want to thank our fans for cooperating and not making a bad situation worse.”
It only took ten seconds last night for the Olympic Alexisonfire concert in Vancouver to get shut down by chaotic fans, reports the Vancouver Sun.
The concert held in Yaletown LiveCity was brought to a fast halt after fans knocked down a barricade separating the crowd from the stage. The crowd then surged forward toward the band, injuring 20 crowd members and hospitalizing nine.
The statement is as follows:
“In light of the recent tragedy in Haiti, we [Alexisonfire] have been thinking about how to help. With a disaster of this magnitude, we feel the easiest way for us to get involved is by donating money.
This will help get clean water, sanitation and medical supplies, food, and temporary shelter to the people who need it the most in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince. We will be donating all the proceeds from our online store for the month of January to the relief effort.”
Dallas Green’s band City and Colour has scheduled nine tour dates across the U.S. starting January 7th, CHARTattack reports.
Green is currently on a European tour with his original group, Alexisonfire, and will have a ticket pre-sale for his American fans through the Dine Alone Records mailing list.
With two bands and a solo career, not to mention his marriage with Leah Miller nearing its one-year anniversary, Green has a lot on his table.
Sam Roberts Band, Wilco, Alexisonfire, Jully Black, Blue Rodeo, and Malajube are among the musicians who will play free outdoor concerts as part of the festivities surrounding the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The shows are part of LiveCity Vancouver, made up of two sites in Vancouver that will play host to family-geared programs as well as concerts.
David Lam Park in Yaletown will host most of the music events, while the downtown location at Cambie and Georgia streets will be more of an area where people can eat and drink and watch Olympic events on big screens. The Games will run from Feb. 12 to 28 in Vancouver and Whistler.
The free concert lineup has yet to be finalized, but it is due to be announced within the next few weeks.
The boys from St. Catharines, Ontario are back with their third album “Old Crows / Young Cardinals”. With all their side projects you think their latest attempt would suffer, but good news, it’s awesome! Just check out the charts to see for yourself.
Two shows in the Toronto area were postponed Friday due to the city’s first big snowstorm of the season.
Due to travel and safety concerns, Alexisonfire bumped their show at the Hamilton Convention Centre’s Wentworth Room to Monday.
Tickets for Friday’s show will be honoured at the door on that day.
The St. Catharines rockers, accompanied by the Constantines, are still set to play their Saturday show at the same venue.
A few tickets are still available for that show, and fans who would prefer to see the band on Saturday instead of Monday can call Ticketmaster to exchange their tickets.
Meanwhile, Beast were also forced to postpone their show at Toronto’s Mod Club due to the stormy weather.
The experimental trip-hop duo from Quebec will now play on Jan. 29, at which time tickets will be honoured.