Alexisonfire + The Distillers @ Pacific Coliseum – January 25th 2020

Singer George Pettit of Canadian rock band Alexisonfire performing at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC on January 25th 2020

Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire (AOF) and American punk outfit The Distillers delivered an intense dual performance at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver this weekend.

The Distillers were aggressive, loud, and dripping in bad-ass-ery. Putting on an eleven song set that garnered an intense reaction from the mosh pit.

Sweat was dripping, bodies were flying, and beers were consumed.

Continuing off that energy, Alexisonfire took over the reins and kept that spirit growing.

Singer George Pettit quickly tore off his shirt in the first couple of songs and wrenched the lyrics from his core as his guttural screams echoed through the building.

It is wonderful to see a band that has been around for twenty or so years just give a diesel-filled-veins performance and makes it looks fun and easy.

This was only my second time ever seeing AOF perform live, but somehow they delivered an even more fierce performance than the last time, back in 2012 – check out full Alexisonfire 2012 article.

These guys just have a good time and deliver the experience of a backroom hardcore show but on an arena stage in front of thousands of people.

Alexisonfire setlist

The Distillers setlist

Photos © Jamie Taylor // Cryptic Photography

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