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Anberlin Final Tour Preview

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Kathleen Finley
Anberlin kicked off the U.S leg of their final tour in Phoenix on October 6, marking the beginning of the end. They will be making a stop in Cleveland at the House of Blues on November 19, and I was able to ask bassist Deon Rexroat a few questions about what we can expect from this tour.
 
AO: As it is your final tour, what kind of tone/atmosphere do you hope the tour to have?
 
Deon: We just hope everyone enjoys the music we’ve made through all the years. For us, this isn’t a funeral; it’s a celebration of 12 years of music and community.
 
AO: Can you give us any hints to what the set list will be like?
 
Deon: A lot of songs! I don’t like to give it away, but we are definitely doing a career spanning set, so expect songs from album one all the way to album seven.
 
AO:Is it a big send off, or more low key?
 
Deon: It’s a victory lap, so we’re making a lot of noise.
 
AO: Are there any opening acts, special guests, etc?
 
Deon: We have different friends opening all along the tour. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
 
AO: How have you grown as a band and as people over your career?
 
Deon: For sure. One can’t spend as much time together as we have and not change and grow. Luckily for me, I’ve been surrounded by a really good group of guys, so I think I’ve definitely changed for the better.
 
AO: What makes "Lowborn" stand out from your previous albums?
 
Deon: It’s very much a statement of us at the end of our time as a band. Knowing it would be our last album gave us a totally different perspective on music and lyrics and I think that comes through.
 
Anberlin promises their last U.S. tour will signify them ending on a high note. The band will be at the House of Blues November 19th. Tickets are on sale now.