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ALEXISONFIRE announce very special support acts, personally selected by the band, for their upcoming June headline shows.

The dates, which include multiple nights in some places, kick off in London on June 1 as well as taking in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. With dates already selling out, don’t delay in picking up tickets.

The featured support acts are Chastity and Child’s Pose in London, Angel Du$t or Drug Church in New York City, Drug Church or The Dirty Nil in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil will perform the first night at Budweiser Stage, with Quicksand and Moneen filling in as support for the 2nd night.

Says vocalist George Pettit, “These are all bands we know and respect, and think are rad. Make sure you come early!” See below for ticket links and a few words from Pettit about each support act.

Alexisonfire also premiered the official video for “Familiar Drugs” today. The band once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis who directed their personal favourite AOF video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’sFragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”.

Watch the video for “Familiar Drugs” below;

Everything came together really fast,” says Wade MacNeil. “Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of 4 people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day.

We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the ’70s and ’80s. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.

Says Michael Maxxis, about the video, “I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck – regardless of what it is. She doesn’t give a shit about this band or their music – maybe she even thinks it’s stupid. There’s no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. A nice metaphor for life I think.

A few words about each support act from George Pettit:

Angel Du$t – Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.

Chastity – The best thing to come out of the Durham region since…since…..hmmmm…

Child’s Pose- Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.

Drug Church – Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.
Glassjaw – AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple of years but we are returning the favour.

Moneen – Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy…which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.
Quicksand – Heroes of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post-hardcore legends in the flesh.

The Dirty Nil – Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher… bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.

Oran O’Beirne 2019