So we wanted to clear a few things up and try to explain what’s been goin’ on with us over the last few months. When we announced our “Final hometown show”, we meant just that. It was the absolute last time we’ll ever be playing Burlington in Dead and Divine, and we did our best to be very specific when we made that announcement. Come on yuh silly lil’ geese. A few of you caught on (well, just read what we wrote word for word), but a lot of you seemed to be surprised when we announced that we’d be playing SCENE Fest for the last time. Again, we very intentionally announced it as our final SCENE Fest and not our final show. We used them there smart mouth-words and we MAY have known some of you would interpret it wrong, but hey, we’re sneaky old fuckers and that’s what we do. We’re all up in your head-meat pokin’ around, toyin’ with your gutty works. But really, we’ve been great friends with the organizers at SCENE for years and they had asked us to play long before we decided to break up. It was a commitment we made and wanted to keep, and we thought it would be a great way to play for all of the kids who couldn’t get tickets to the Burlington show before it sold out.
Anyways, the truth is we weren’t sure whether or not we’d be doing a farewell tour. All of our heads were a bit out of whack, and we had decided to step away from this for a while to - hopefully - gain some perspective and figure out what we wanted to do. The response we got when we announced that we’d be hangin’ it up was shocking and it really, really means the world to us that you all care so much about this band. That, coupled with how incredible the Burlington show was made it pretty clear that we couldn’t leave Canada hangin’. You all helped us build this from nothing, and we want you to help us finish it. You didn’t REALLY think we’d just fart out in a week and play two randomly announced shows, did you? I know, I know, “Yo Dead and Devine y u pretend u no play farewell tour, we knoe you gun do it!”. You’re right. Maybe we really love you all and maybe this relationship we’ve been workin’ on with y’all over the years is a bit hard to just walk away from without seeing you face to face. Maybe we’ve been listening to a lot of John Mayer. Come slow dance in this, uh, burning room. With us. You know? Or something. Drum roll, please…
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be doing one last farewell tour across Canada with special guests MyChildren MyBride and Liferuiner. These WILL be our final shows, there will be no others following this. Period. We’re going to be playing songs from each record - What Really Happened at Lovers Lane, The Fanciful, The Machines We Are and Antimacy - and we want to see every single person who has ever listened to/supported/played with/hung out with this band to be there. Our friends at Jagermeister and Exclaim! will be presenting the tour along with our pals at Pabst Blue Ribbon and Peter Says Denim. We’ll be holding huge contests and you’ll be able to win everything we have at our merch table - cd’s, vinyl, ltd edition hoodies, tees, tanks, hats, 18x24 hand numbered screen printed farewell posters and of course free tickets to our shows. We’ll be posting contest details on a main event page in the following days, so please keep your eyes peeled for that so you can have a chance to win a TON of stuff (we can’t list it all quite yet).
We really want to see everybody, so please try to grab tickets in advance so venues can be bumped to accommodate you all if needed. Burlington sold 800 advance tickets in 72 hours (which was incredible) so again, if you want to ensure entry and come hang out with us one last time, grab a ticket online/at a store.
You have no idea how excited we are to see all of you. We’re comin’ for ya.
Chris, Matt, Kellan, Sebastian and Kelly