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Alexisonfire To Release 'Old Crows/Young Cardinals' In June
April 26, 2009
Coming off their 2007 breakout album 'Crisis'--which achieved platinum-selling status in Canada after debuting at #1 on the Top 200 Nielsen Soundscan Chart there--Alexisonfire have announced they’ll release their fourth studio album, 'Old Crows/Young Cardinals' June 23rd on Vagrant Records. Fans can get an early listen of “Young Cardinals”--the first single off the new album--up now exclusively on Imeem.

For the new album, the St. Catharines, Ontario-based rock group re-teamed with JuliusJuiceButty (Protest the Hero, City and Colour) to produce. Even more intense and focused than before, the sound here is bracingly rhythmic, shot through with a do-or-die vocal urgency and sharp harmonies.

'Old Crows/Young Cardinals' was built on the foundation of 'Crisis', musically it moves at a feverish pace,” explains singer Pettit. “The lyrics span from metaphysical rebellion, to living as a nomad. This album is the culmination of the history of our band. Personally, I feel it is our best record yet, but you get to be the judge of that.”

In early June, Alexisonfire will head to Germany for the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals. Next up, they’ll hit London for a three-night sold-out stand at Borderline. Late June, the group will perform on the entire Vans Warped Tour 2009 (June 26-August 23), joining NOFX, 3Oh!3, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, TSOL, Underoath and many more on the annual punk rock extravaganza which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

Onstage is where Alexisonfire explode. As Metal Hammer noted during their Taste of Chaos performance in the U.K.: “As a band who can daily sell-out 8,000 capacity crowds in their native Canada, Brixton might not seem like a challenge, but AOF still work hard and fast to fill the space, with spellbinding results. After a set like this, and a reaction like that, 2007 could well be the year Alexis catch fire on every venue they land in.”

Catch Alexisonfire on the road in the following cities:

German festival dates:
6/06 - Nürburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
6/07 - Nürnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park

Sold-out headlining U.K. tour:
6/09 - London, U.K. - Borderline (w/ Sharks)
6/10 - London, U.K. - Borderline (w/ Hexes)
6/11 - London, U.K. - Borderline (w/ Ghost of a Thousand)

Festival dates:
6/20 - Toronto, ONT - Downsview Park

Vans Warped Tour 2009 (entire summer run):
6/26 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
6/27 - San Francisco, CA - Pier 30/32
6/28 - Ventura, CA - Seaside Park
6/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
7/01 - Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field
7/02 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
7/03 - Houston, TX - The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park
7/05 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
7/07 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
7/09 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/11 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
7/12 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
7/14 - Washington, DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
7/16 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/17 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
7/18 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/19 - Oceanport, NJ - Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/21 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/22 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/25 - Miami, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/26 - Tampa, FL - Vinoy Park
7/28 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7/30 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
7/31 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
8/01 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/02 - Minneapolis, MN - Canterbury Park
8/03 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/04 - Kansas City, MO - Sandstone Amphitheatre
8/07 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/08 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairgrounds
8/09 - Denver, CO - Invesco Field
8/12 - Calgary, AB - Race City Speedway
8/14 - Vancouver, BC - Thunderbird Stadium
8/15 - Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
8/16 - Portland, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds
8/19 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
8/20 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/21 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Home Depot Center

For more information on Alexisonfire, visit the official band site at www.theonlybandever.com, or head on over to www.myspace.com/alexisonfire.
 
 
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