ALEXISONFIRE Announce Full-Length LP LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

ALEXISONFIRE

Announce Full-Length LP
LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

To Be Released Digitally On June 27

PRE-SAVE HERE

Limited Edition Vinyl Available For Pre-Order

Stream “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live” Here

BORN & RAISED FESTIVAL

Returns to Montebello Park, St. Catharines on July 5 & 6, 2024 

 

(June 11, 2024) – Today, Alexisonfire is excited to announce a new live album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON. The LP is a compilation of 17 tracks spanning the band’s award-winning catalogue captured over two unforgettable nights in the summer of 2022 during the band’s hometown, inaugural Born & Raised Festival. The album will be available digitally as of June 27 here

The first single from the new LP is a live rendition of “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing,” the very first song Alexisonfire wrote as a band over 22 years ago, notably just down the street from the festival grounds in Montebello Park. Stream “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live” Here.

Fans can also look forward to pre-ordering Standard and Limited Edition vinyl variants here. Additionally, a special Festival colour variant, limited to just 500 copies and hand-signed by the band, will be exclusively available to lucky attendees of this year’s Born & Raised Festival in St. Catharines. Details on each variant and the full tracklist can be found below.

The live album features the beloved track, “Jubella”, from Alexisonfire’s debut self-titled album, released in late 2002. This marks the first time the band has ever performed the song live, making this release a must-have for fans.

Says Alexisonfire’s George Pettit, “St. Catharines was a perfect breeding ground for young independent bands. There was no shortage of venues where you could play or promote a show. So in the early 2000s, Alexisonfire learned a lot of what we needed to know coming up in St. Catharines. Coming back and playing a massive festival in Montebello Park was not only fun but served as an opportunity to give something back to the city that taught us how to be a band.”

LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

Standard: Black 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging – release date July 8

Ltd Edition: Yellow/Green 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging, limited to 1,300 – release date July 8

Festival Edition: Yellow/Green Splatter 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging, signed and numbered, limited to 500 – exclusively available in-person on July 5 & 6 at Born & Raised Festival

Tracklist

1. Committed to the Con – Live

2. Accept Crime – Live

3. .44 Caliber Love Letter – Live

4. Accidents – Live

5. Boiled Frogs – Live

6. Sweet Dreams of Otherness – Live

7. A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles – Live

8. Waterwings (And Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas) – Live

9. Jubella – Live

10. Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live

11. We Are The Sound – Live

12. Rough Hands – Live

13. Young Cardinals – Live

14. The Northern – Live

15. This Could Be Anywhere in the World – Live

16. Dogs Blood – Live

17. Happiness by the Kilowatt – Live

Born & Raised, the festival, is a celebration and homecoming for Alexisonfire bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. The festival pays homage to the Alexisonfire track bearing its name, serving as a tribute to the hometown that witnessed the humble origins of Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Bedlam Management. Alexisonfire rose up out of the St. Catharines, Ontario underground in late 2001. Green’s City and Colour’s Platinum certified solo album Sometimes debuted a few short years later in 2005. 

Back for its second year, the two-day event will once again take over Montebello Park in the artists’ cherished hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024. Tickets for this all-ages event are available at ticketmaster.ca

Born & Raised Festival has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting Indspire and their work investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.

Says AOF guitarist and vocalist Wade MacNeil, “If you see me at 7-11 on Lake Street. Just come up and say hello. Don’t send me a DM on Instagram like a weirdo. It’s cool.”

 

Friday, July 5, 2024

City and Colour

Metric 

Sloan

Dooms Children

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Alexisonfire

The Used

Counterparts

Ekkstacy 

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins @vanessaheins

 

About Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful independent bands to come out of Canada. The post-hardcore luminaries have sold over 1 million records and released five hugely successful studio albums, with four achieving Platinum-certification: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped garner a New Group of the Year JUNO (2004). The band has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans on iconic stages worldwide, and graced notable music magazine covers internationally. Their long-anticipated 5th studio album, and first full-length album in over 13 years, Otherness, was released in 2022 to international acclaim, garnering a 2023 JUNO award for “Rock Album of the Year”.

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Cristina Fernandes | cristina@listenharder.com

 

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