When: December 11, 2017
Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
After postponing a string of shows, Alexisonfire returned to the Danforth Music Hall for a four-night residency this past week. Kicking things off Dec. 11, eager fans crowded into the sold-out show at the Danforth to party hard on a Monday night. As one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, the post-hardcore quintet delivered a thrilling show to the packed venue. Joining them on night one were Single Mothers and Taken.
Following months of waiting, the show proved to be a night to remember. There aren’t many bands out there that can emanate the type of energy that Alexisonfire does, and this is what keeps fans wanting more. Throughout the night, lead vocalist George Pettit kept the crowd on their toes, encouraging fans to start circle pits with the type of all-encompassing presence that makes him a great frontman. Softer vocals from Dallas Green soared on top of Pettit’s growls to create the captivating contrast fans have come to know and love from Alexisonfire. Bassist Chris Steele made it impossible to take your eyes off the stage with his sharp dance moves, and crazy on-stage antics.
Moving through favourites like “Boiled Frogs” and ending their set with the anthemic “Young Cardinals,” fans were screaming and singing along for the whole night. Each song packed a punch with driving rhythms, exhilarating guitar solos, and forceful verses that commanded everyone in the crowd to get lost in the music. Coming back for a four-song encore, the band dug up classics like “Pulmonary Archery” and “Happiness” to end an amazing set.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to photograph the opening band, Taken.
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I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.