As suspected—though not by us, we had much bigger plans in mind—the countdown that appeared on Alexisonfire’s long-dormant website a few days ago has expired to reveal farewell tour dates.
The band had the following to say on their Facebook:
As promised in 2010 – we’re back for a Farewell Tour. We know that this tour doesn’t reach all of you, and this list is sure to cause some disappointment, but know that we have done our best to fit what we can into this window of time. December 2012 is the only time that all 5 of us aren’t committed to something in our personal or professional lives. An entire month!!!!
We couldn’t be more excited to get on the road and travel and hit the stage one last time – most importantly we wanted to keep our promise to you guys. We’re going to be playing till the venues try to kick us off the stage. We’re talking 20+ songs a night.
The band is also planning to release a vinyl box set of their discography, which will include 12-inch LPs of each studio release and out-of-print 7-inch EPs (Math Sheet Demos, Crisis b-sides, Insulation Tapes, BBC Sessions, and more).
The band also says ticket info (including presales, with VIP bundles including a meet and greet with the band) will be available shortly. Check out the tour dates below.
12.03 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
12.07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchal
12.11 – Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion
12.12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall
12.19 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
12.20 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four Building
12.22 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12.26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
12.27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy