Alexisonfire: reunion statement

Alexisonfire clarify previous reunion statement
During their performance at Riot Fest Toronto this past weekend, Alexisonfire announced their “official reunion.”

“Thank you for believing in this band when we couldn’t even believe in this band,” guitarist Wade MacNeil said to an immaculate crowd. “Thank you for sticking with us. We promise to never leave you again. No more sentimental shit. Alexisonfire is officially back.”

Now, however, the band have released a statement clarifying what “officially back” means to them.

“The truth is, nothing has really changed. We all have our own careers and families which require our attention and as far as Alexisonfire is concerned, there are no immediate plans.”

They add

“What “Alexisonfire is back” does mean is that the 5 of us are back in each other’s lives and are as good friends now as we’ve ever been. If we’re lucky, we’ll see you out there again. Thank you for sharing in the moment with us.”

You can read all of what they had to say below.

The band initially announced their breakup in August of 2011, which they followed by performing a run of “official” farewell shows in 2012. Since then they have released two exclusive vinyl boxsets, the first of which (limited to 1,000 copies) sold out in about 30 minutes.

Earlier this year, AOF revealed that they would be reuniting for a handful of worldwide festival performances, but it was uncertain if the band had a definite future. Now, it seems as though they’re back to square one.

“It was an unforgettable summer. All of us are extremely grateful to have such loyal and dedicated fans who were willing to stick with us. That being said, we feel the need to clarify something.

‘Alexisonfire is officially back’ may well be true, but it seems some may be reading more into this than they should. The truth is, nothing has really changed. We all have our own careers and families which require our attention and as far as Alexisonfire is concerned, there are no immediate plans.

What ‘Alexisonfire is back’ does mean is that the 5 of us are back in each other’s lives and are as good friends now as we’ve ever been. If we’re lucky, we’ll see you out there again. Thank you for sharing in the moment with us.”

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