February 15, 2019 4:54 pm

Alexisonfire releases first single in 9 years, ‘Familiar Drugs’

WATCH: George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire talk new music with Alan Cross.

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It’s been nearly nine years since Canadian post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire released original music.

Fans may be pleased to hear the day has finally come. The five piece has just dropped a brand new single entitled Familiar Drugs.

The band began to tease fans with a short clip and a series of images throughout February and speculation pointed to either new music or an Alexisonfire tour.

Fans who were able to decode the suggestive images posted on Feb. 12 were left with the numbers 2, 15 and 19. The numbers translated to the single’s release date — Feb. 15, 2019.

Along with Familiar Drugs, the band revealed plans for four shows this year throughout England, the United States and one exclusive Canadian show.

LISTEN: Alexisonfire’s first single in more than nine years, ‘Familiar Drugs’

READ MORE: Dallas Green talks new live album and how City and Colour celebrates Canada

Familiar Drugs is now available on all major streaming platforms. An exclusive seven-inch record is also available for pre-order.

“Stoked to share all the news today,” wrote the band on its social media accounts.

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stoked to share all the news today! “Familiar Drugs” is out now! stream it & pre-order the “Familiar Drugs” 7" / merch HERE: http://smarturl.it/FamiliarDrugs and… see you this summer! June 1 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place June 8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (@bowerypresents) June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @thewiltern June 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Budweiser Stage (@livenation) *pre-sale Tues Feb 19 @ 10am local *general onsale Fri Feb 22 @ 10am local sign up to our mailing list to get a password for ticket pre-sale: eepurl.com/ghpNYf xoxo AOF

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The George Pettit-fronted band split up back in Aug. 2011, following the release of their last EP, Dog’s Blood (2010). The breakup was triggered by guitarist Dallas Green‘s decision to focus on his solo project, City & Colour.

Since then, Alexisonfire has reunited sporadically to play a series of shows at festivals across the world.

Fortunately for fans, in a recent interview with Alan Cross, Pettit and Green revealed the band has plans to launch another world tour in 2019.

So far, only a handful of dates have been revealed, including the single gig in Toronto this June.

Alexisonfire performs at Riot Fest in Toronto, Ontario

Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty Images

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Tickets to the general public go on sale on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. ET. Alexisonfire will hold an exclusive pre sale starting Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

Additional details can be found on the band’s official website.

Alexisonfire 2019 tour dates

** Canadian dates are bolded **

June 1 — London, England @ Alexandra Palace
June 8 — New York City, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
June 13 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wiltern
June 15 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage

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