Pressed on a white vinyl as a single LP for the first time, the Record Store Day release will be hand-numbered out of 1977, an homage to the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘77 which paralyzed portions of Southern Ontario and New York State. The theme is woven throughout the album design featuring photos from local historian/author Erno Rossi. For a list of roughly 150 participating Canadian stores as well as international locations, visit Record Store Day’s official website:
Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan and is one of the band’s most successful albums with sales topping 130K in Canada alone. The LP hit #5 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart, #18 on the U.S. Nielsen SoundScan Independent Album chart, and made waves worldwide charting in the UK and Australia’s ARIA charts. With songs ranging in subject matter from the Blizzard of ‘77, to disenfranchised workers, the album embodied a much darker theme than previous Alexisonfire recordings which the JUNO-award winning quintet attributed to returning home from traveling around the world with a fresh perspective.
The album also marked a much more “rhythmically liberal” process in the studio with AOF stripping everything down to write and record an album that captured the essence of the band’s live sound, without looping or overdubs or layers. For updates and more information, visit Alexisonfire’s official website.
AOF recently announced a limited engagement of performances this June at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, which sold out within minutes of being on sale. The five members will come together to perform four shows in Toronto – including a June 18 All Ages show and three 19+ shows presented by Budweiser’s Discover What’s Brewing series – as well as a special appearance at Montebello Rockfest on June 24.

June 18 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (AA) – SOLD OUT
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (19+) – SOLD OUT
June 21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (19+) – SOLD OUT
June 22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (19+) – SOLD OUT
June 24 – Montebello, QC @ Montebello Rockfest (AA) – Tickets
(Photo credit: Vanessa Heins)
Hailing from St. Catharines, Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001, to become one of the most successful indie bands in Canada. The band’s success also reached far beyond Canada’s borders. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped earn the band New Group of the Year at the 2004 JUNO Awards. Their first 3 albums achieved Platinum certification in Canada while Old Crows / Young Cardinals reached Gold certification. The band also topped charts and graced several notable music magazine covers internationally (Kerrang, Blunt, Big Cheese, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!). AOF’s sold-out 10th Year Anniversary Farewell tour in December 2012 touched down on four continents in 24 days, illustrating how meaningful the band still is to their legion of fans around the world.
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