Following a statement from Wade MacNeil, guitarist for Canadian post-hardcore troupe Alexisonfire, exclaiming that they are “officially back” at the band’s recent set at Riot Fest in Toronto, the news blew up across the internet that the five-piece had returned, with expectations of new music and/or tour plans to be announced in the coming months.
However, the band have offered a less than hopeful clarification of MacNeil‘s true meaning behind his words, explaining that “some may be reading more into this than they should”.
The band have made the official statement behind the band’s foreseeable future via their official Facebook page. The statement reads as follows:
“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.
For the moment, following what has been claimed above, it seems unlikely that any further activity will be coming from the collective Alexisonfire camp for the near future, and at least until 2016.
Guitarist/vocalist Dallas Green is currently focusing on his solo project City & Colour, and will release his new album ‘If I Should Go Before You’ on October 9th 2015 through Dine Alone Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Wade MacNeil is currently focusing on his band Gallows, whose new album ‘Desolation Sounds’ is available now through Venn Records.
Frontman George Pettit is currently focusing on his other musical outlet Dead Tired, whose self-titled album is available now through New Damage Records.
Drummer Jordan Hastings is currently focusing on his other musical outlet Say Yes, whose self-titled EP is available now through Dine Alone Records.