Anberlin have released a twenty minute short film about their final day as a band titled Don't Try to Wake Me Up. It is available for rental or purchase on Vimeo.
Don’t Try To Wake Me Up is an exclusive look at the final day and final show of Anberlin, a band who had been together for 12 years, released 7 full-length albums, and played over 2,000 shows across 6 continents. Everyone has seen concert footage before; this film visits the band more intimately, as all 5 band members talk in a private and candid one-on-one environment about what that day was like in their most transparent and vulnerable interviews ever given.
When I first spoke to Stephen about the band’s decision to part ways, he revealed that, for a while, they weren’t even planning on recording a final album. “We were just so proud of Vital, because we put so much into that record,” he said. “We loved it so much. We felt like, here’s a record that music reviewers and a lot of fans said was our best work to date — so why not leave out on that?”
Tonight is Anberlin's final show. Figured it would make sense to open up a thread to share your favorite Anberlin memories, say what you're thankful for, and just share one last time the greatness that was this band. We'll miss you guys, thanks for everything.
According to an interview with Oakland Press, Anberlin guitarist Christian McAlhaney stated he will be starting a new band after the final tour with bassist Deon Rexroat. He also states that Anberlin will be filming a few of the final dates of the Farewell tour; including the New York City date in which they will be playing Cities in it's entirety. The band also plans on releasing box set of sorts.