Alexisonfire is the band that Rolling Stone declared “put Canadian post-hardcore on the map.” Five guys playing aggressive rock grew to a hockey-arena headlining phenomenon while pushing and pulling between spirited guitar leads, melodic might, and emotional weight. 

The band is set to release their first full-length album in over 13 years, titled, Otherness (out June 24, 2022). It is the band’s most cohesive and self-actualized record to date. For those who need a refresher, Alexisonfire released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified: 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. The number of albums made outside of Alexisonfire by different band members over the years - including City and Colour, Dead Tired, You+Me, Dooms Children, and Billy Talent - could fill several record store bins.

As Revolver Magazine noted: “It’s hard to overstate the influence Alexisonfire had in post-hardcore through the mid-2000s, their combination of singing and screaming setting the blueprint for many artists to come.” 

Monday, July 11

Coca-Cola Stage

9:15 PM-10:30 PM