George Pettit Auctioning Off Alexisonfire Box Set for Fort McMurray Firefighters


As Fort McMurray continues to deal with the aftermath of a monstrous wild fire that spread across the region in May, several folks from the music industry have offered their assistance. The latest musician to jump in to lend a hand is George Pettit of Alexisonfire and Dead Tired fame.

Via eBay, Pettit is auctioning off an unopened first edition Alexisonfire vinyl box set with the hopes of raising a great amount of funds for the International Association of Firefighters, Fort McMurray Relief fund.

“I have decided to auction off one of my copies of the Alexisonfire Vinyl Box Set and donate 100% of the proceeds to the International Association of Firefighters, Fort McMurray Relief fund,” wrote Pettit on the eBay product page. “The fund can be accessed by firefighter members of the IAFF who lost their own homes while out protecting others in Fort McMurray.”

The Alexisonfire box set includes all of the band’s studio albums on vinyl, as well as limited edition and out-of-print offerings. As of the time of this article being published, bidding has surged beyond the $750 mark.

You can view the listing right here.

As you may recall, fellow Alexisonfire member Dallas Green (aka City and Colour) released extra, $20 tickets for his summer tour, with proceeds going to the Fort McMurray relief effort.

“If anyone were to compare Dead Tired to Alexisonfire, I would probably judge them as somebody who doesn’t listen to music very well,” said Pettit in a 2014 interview with “I’m fairly confident that anyone who listens to Dead Tired is going to instantly hear that it’s a different band. I knew that whatever I did now was not going to sound like Alexis. I feel like Alexis didn’t sound like Alexis at the end of it. We changed with every single record. I have no desire to repeat myself or hash out the same sound over and over again. That’s a bad place to be in. Dead Tired is supposed to be a fun band. We don’t have any lofty ambitions for it. I just wanted to play in a hardcore band.”