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

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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 and on YouTube 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.

LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St. Catharines ON LP Cover

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.”


01. Committed to the Con – Live

02. Accept Crime – Live

03. .44 Caliber Love Letter – Live

04. Accidents – Live

05. Boiled Frogs – Live

06. Sweet Dreams of Otherness – Live

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

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

09. 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 FridayJuly 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024. Tickets for this all ages event are available at

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.”

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