The Canadian hardcore band are back for good after three-year split
Will Butler
10:15 21st September 2015

Alexisonfire have confirmed that they will continue performing as a band when they're finished with this summer's reunion shows.

The band originally broke up in 2012 after 10 years of work when members Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil decided to quit to pursue other projects. Green went on to work on his folk-project City and Colour, while MacNeil replaced Frank Carter as the frontman of Gallows.

Alexisonfire have now made an announcement of their long return to fans while performing at Riot Fest in Toronto over the weekend (19 September).

"Thank you for believing in this band when we couldn’t even believe in this band,” guitarist Wade MacNeil told fans during the set. “Thank you for sticking with us. We promise to never leave you again. No more sentimental shit. Alexisonfire is officially back."

Watch fan footage of the announcement below

Alexisonfire's only UK dates on this leg of reunion tours came with their slot at Reading and Leeds Festival back in August, read our full review here.

Check out our interview with Dallas Green at Reading 2015 below

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  • Nas - Stillmatic (2001): Not a comeback in terms of time, but in the respect of a return to form. Stillmatic is widely regarded as Nas recapturing the talent he blew the world away with on his debut. After Jay-Z almost boxed Nas into irrelevancy, Stillmatic was a character comeback to the socially-conscious Nas that knew how to innovate and, more importantly, flow.

  • My Bloody Valentine - MBV (2013): A recording process that ran over a decade, MBV was unleashed onto the world without warning. Due to traffic, My Bloody Valentine's website crashed after minutes of the album's release. The first record since 1991's Loveless, MBV was received with huge acclaim describing the outwardly expanding innovation of the shoegaze legends.

  • David Bowie - The Next Day (2013): Announced on Bowie's 66th birthday, The Next Day was the first studio release since 2003. The recording was kept so secret, Bowie's PR firm only learnt that the album existed a few days before it's release.

  • Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994): Another comeback not defined by the time interval but by it's significance. American Recordings was a collaborative project between Cash and, then metal and rap producer, Rick Rubin. The world had fallen out of the love with Johnny Cash and American Recordings rekindled Country for many listeners, stripping Cash's music of any unnecessary frills. American Recordings was recorded in Cash's living room with just a voice and guitar.

  • Giorgio Moroder - Déjà Vu (2015): 30 years had passed since disco legend Giorgio Moroder had released a solo album. While it was given a bit of flack from reviewers, Déjà Vu is a record that has pop appeal in spades. Featuring Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX and Sia, hopefully the album turned some more modern pop fans back to the roots of the music they love.

  • Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge (2015): In the 5 years since the London raconteur released a new album, Jamie T underwent a transformation. Laced with an acute anxiety, Carry On The Grudge deals with loss and anguish over pub-brawls and fleeting fancies. A recognisable voice delving deep into emotional turmoil, Carry On The Grudge marks a new, mature chapter for the former-cheeky chappy.

  • Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013): Paying tribute to the 70s and 80s of disco music, R.A.M was the first offering in 8 years from the futuristic dance duo. With a star-studded cast of Giorgio Moroder, Julian Casablancas, Panda Bear, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, Daft Punk conquered the world with 'Get Lucky' and proceeded to follow-up with an album that maintained that infectious quality.

  • D'Angelo - Black Messiah (2014): 14 years after Voodoo, D'Angelo original plans to release Black Messiah in 2015 were scrapped after the shooting in Ferguson inspired the R&B songwriter to end his hiatus early. The album was met with huge critical acclaim blending tracks of romantic struggle with ones of racial awareness.

  • Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010): The first in 16 years and his last, Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here is not only a highlight of his whole career but an incredibly powerful record for anyone who'd never heard the works of Heron before. Raw and emotional, Heron's spoken world style swerves and jags over industrial instrumentals and, if that's too jarring, Jamie XX did an awesome rework of the album the following year.

  • Portishead - Third (2008): Trading trip-hop for more "muscular" dimensions, Third was the first new material in 11 years and symbolised a step forward for the quartet. It was likened to a soundtrack with the band themselves saying they were influenced by John Carpenter throughout it's inception.

  • Morrissey - You Are The Quarry (2004): Seven years had passed since Morrissey had released a studio album and the critic world grew to realise how essential he was. You Are The Quarry was welcomed by all despite losing the number 1 spot in the UK to Keane's debut album, if you can imagine that.

  • Refused - Freedom (2015): For Refused, trying to top their 1998 Shape of Punk To Come record would be lunacy. An album that's permanently etched as canon for post-hardcore has been followed up by Freedom, a punchy offering that dips in social commentary but soars in gravitas. For the most hardcore fans of the Swedish punks, Freedom disappointed, but if you're looking to jump on the Refused hype train, this is an easy place to start.

  • The Verve - Forth (2008): The fourth and final album following their commercial breakthrough with their 1997 album, Urban Hymns. Leading the run-up to their new album, The Verve released the sensational 'Love Is Noise'. Considering it took the band three albums to get noticed, Forth was a sterling release from one of Brit-Pop's biggest underdogs.

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