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ALEXISONFIRE announce new live album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines – live track streaming

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Today, Alexisonfire are excited to announce a new live album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON. The LP is a compilation of 17 tracks spanning the band’s award-winning catalogue captured over two unforgettable nights in the summer of 2022 during the band’s hometown, inaugural Born & Raised Festival. The album will be available digitally on June 27.

The first single from the new LP is a live rendition of “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing,” the very first song Alexisonfire wrote as a band over 22 years ago, notably just down the street from the festival grounds in Montebello Park.

Fans can also look forward to pre-ordering Standard and Limited Edition vinyl variants here. Additionally, a special Festival colour variant, limited to just 500 copies and hand-signed by the band, will be exclusively available to lucky attendees of this year’s Born & Raised Festival in St. Catharines. Details on each variant and the full track listing can be found below.

The live album features the beloved track, “Jubella,” from Alexisonfire’s debut self-titled album, released in late 2002. This marks the first time the band has ever performed the song live, making this release a must-have for fans.


Says Alexisonfire’s George Pettit, “St. Catharines was a perfect breeding ground for young independent bands. There was no shortage of venues where you could play or promote a show. So in the early 2000s, Alexisonfire learned a lot of what we needed to know coming up in St. Catharines. Coming back and playing a massive festival in Montebello Park was not only fun but served as an opportunity to give something back to the city that taught us how to be a band.”


“Committed to the Con — Live”
“Accept Crime — Live”
“.44 Caliber Love Letter — Live”
“Accidents — Live”
“Boiled Frogs — Live”
“Sweet Dreams of Otherness — Live”
“A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles — Live”
“Waterwings (And Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas) — Live”
“Jubella — Live”
“Little Girls Pointing and Laughing — Live”
“We Are The Sound — Live”
“Rough Hands — Live”
“Young Cardinals — Live”
“The Northern — Live”
“This Could Be Anywhere in the World — Live”
“Dogs Blood — Live”
“Happiness by the Kilowatt — Live”

Born & Raised, the festival, is a celebration and homecoming for Alexisonfire bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. The festival pays homage to the Alexisonfire track bearing its name, serving as a tribute to the hometown that witnessed the humble origins of Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Bedlam Management. Alexisonfire rose up out of the St. Catharines, Ontario underground in late 2001. Green’s City and Colour solo album, the certified Platinum Sometimes, debuted a few short years later in 2005.

Back for its second year, the two-day event will once again take over Montebello Park in the artists’ cherished hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6.

Says AOF guitarist and vocalist Wade MacNeil, “If you see me at 7-11 on Lake Street, just come up and say hello. Don’t send me a DM on Instagram like a weirdo. It’s cool.”

Alexisonfire by Vanessa Heins @vanessaheins - hq
Alexisonfire by Vanessa Heins @vanessaheins – hq

Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful independent bands to come out of Canada.

The post-hardcore luminaries have sold over 1 million records and released five hugely successful studio albums, with four achieving Platinum-certification: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped garner a New Group of the Year JUNO (2004). The band has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans on iconic stages worldwide, and graced notable music magazine covers internationally.

Their long-anticipated 5th studio album, and first full-length album in over 13 years, Otherness, was released in 2022 to international acclaim, garnering a 2023 JUNO award for “Rock Album of the Year.”

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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