Alesana Announce Rescheduled Dates For “The Emptiness” 10th Anniversary Tour

Alesana have announced the rescheduled dates for their “The Emptiness” 10th anniversary tour with Picturesque and VEIO. Shawn Milke commented:

“After nearly 16 months of patiently waiting, we are elated to say that we will be hitting the road to perform ‘The Emptiness‘ in its entirety. Alongside our friends in Picturesque and VEIO, we look very forward to rejoicing with everyone as we travel back in time to experience the record that introduced us to Annabel. Let’s sing together, let’s move together, let’s celebrate and feel alive as we welcome live music back to our lives, our minds and our souls.”

Tour Dates:

08/04 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/06 Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Arts Center
08/07 French Town, NJ – Artie’s Bar
08/08 Lakewood, OH – Winchester
08/09 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
08/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
08/11 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/12 Madison, WI – The Red Zone
08/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/14 St Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/16 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
08/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
08/18 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozers
08/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/20 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
08/21 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
08/22 Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Alesana Announce “The Emptiness” 10th Anniversary Tour

Alesana will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “The Emptiness” by performing it in full on a spring tour with The Dead Rabbitts and Ovtlier. Here’s the dates:

04/24 North Carolina – TBA
04/25 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts
04/26 State College, PA – Stage West Penn State
04/27 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
04/28 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/29 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/30 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz Rock Bar
05/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/03 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage

Alesana Announce West Coast Tour With Capture, Avoid, & Dead Superstar

Alesana have announced a West Coast tour with Capture, Avoid, and Dead Superstar. Here’s the dates:

08/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/15 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
08/17 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor
08/18 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
08/20 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
08/21 Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey A Go Go
08/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
08/23 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/24 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
08/25 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery

Alesana & The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Alesana and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have announced a spring co-headlining tour. The Veer Union, Rest, Repose, and Alive In Barcelona will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/05 Raleigh, NC – City Limits
04/06 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
04/07 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/10 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/11 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
04/12 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
04/13 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
04/14 Cincinnati, OH – River Front Live
04/15 Joilet, IL – The Forge
04/16 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
04/19 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
04/20 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/21 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
04/22 Tyler, TX – Crossroads Music Venue

Alesana Premiere New Song “Madeline”

Alesana have premiered a new song titled “Madeline.” This track is from the band’s “The Lost Chapters“ EP, which will be available on March 30.

Shawn Milke commented:

“‘Madeline is a lost chapter from Confessions, the third and final installment to the Annabel Trilogy. The song focuses on the titular character as she finds herself barely escaping the clutches of The Puppeteer while searching for her parents in the confusing and surreal world of the tesseract.

For any fan of Annabel and her story, this song fills in a really cool gap. Musically, it has the same abstract and high energy vibe as the rest of Confessions.”

[via Alternative Press]

Alesana Premiere “Fits And Starts” Video

Alesana have premiered a new video for “Fits And Starts.” The song is from the band’s “The Lost Chapters“ EP, which is available in their “Origins” set.

Alesana commented:

“This music video means a great deal to us. For years, we have had fans tell us that Alesana has saved their lives. Every time I hear those words, I am rendered speechless. To have such a profound effect on somebody through music and art is incredibly humbling. So many have shared stories of survival and perseverance with us.

‘Fits And Starts‘ is our way of saying thank YOU for all YOU have done for us. Thank you for being so open and honest with us. Thank you for sharing your pain, your fears, your hopes, your failures, your successes. We are all in this life together and we should never be afraid to lean on each other. The song is about it being okay to be afraid. It is okay to not know what to do all the time; but we must keep trying. We do not give up. We ask for help if we need it.

Positivity is not about ignoring the negative it is about finding ways to overcome it. In the video, you are invited into the world of someone who is writing down their thoughts and then singing it to no-one. This person eventually finds the strength to step back and look to someone for help. It is not about saying farewell and giving up, it is about saying farewell TO giving up. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who contributed to this video. PMA.”

The band are also selling a new shirt, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the suicide prevention charity Hope For The Day.

Alesana Announce “Hero With A Thousand Faces” Tour With Eyes Set To Kill, Lakeshore, Alteras, & The Amatory Murder

Alesana have announced dates for their “Hero With A Thousand Faces” tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Eyes Set To Kill, Lakeshore, Alteras, and The Amatory Murder.

Tour Dates:

08/03 Raleigh, NC – Kings (Alesana and Alteras only)
08/04 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
08/05 Easton, PA – One Center Studio
08/06 New York, NY – The Studio at Webster
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
08/10 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/11 Iowa City, IA – Gabs
08/12 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
08/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/14 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
08/15 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
08/16 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/18 Louisville, KY – Trixies
08/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Alesana Announce West Coast “On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax” 10th Anniversary Tour

Alesana will be performing “On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax” in full on an upcoming West Coast tour to commemorate the effort’s 10th anniversary. The band will also be joined by special guests For The Win, Versus, Charlatan, and Vesta Collide.


Tour Dates:

02/04 Portland, OR – Analog Cafe
02/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/07 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/08 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
02/09 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
02/10 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02/11 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
02/12 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
02/15 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
02/16 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
02/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
02/18 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

Alesana To Release “Annabel” Book/Announce Tour With Oh, Sleeper, Famous Last Words, & Artwork

Alesana have revealed that they will be releasing a new book called “Annabel” on August 31. The book will tell the story that spans across their three concept albums, and it will also come with a special edition of “Confessions.” That version of the album will come with two bonus tracks. Preorders can be found HERE.

Shawn Milke said the following:

“This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years. It began when Dennis and I decided to tell our own story through the albums of Alesana. It eventually grew into an album trilogy and now, finally, a short novel. Creating this abstract universe and telling the story of Annabel has been, in every way possible, both challenging and rewarding. It is an accomplishment that still stuns me to this day. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey.”

In other news, the band will be performing “On Frail Wings Of Vanity” in full on an upcoming tour with Oh Sleeper, Famous Last Words, and Artwork:

09/30 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
10/01 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/03 Lansing, MI – The Loft
10/04 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
10/05 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
10/06 Omaha, NE – The Lookout Lounge
10/07 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
10/08 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/09 Austin, TX – Sidewinder
10/10 Houston, TX – Walters
10/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade


Alesana Premiere Second Part Of “Comedy Of Errors” Video

Alesana have released the second part of their “Comedy Of Errors” music video/short film, via Loudwire. This song is from the band’s latest album “Confessions,” which is available now.

Shawn Mike issued the following statement:

“Today is the day my inbox will stop being flooded with ‘where is part two?!.’ Director Justin Reich knocked this out of the park. It is always a pleasure to work with him and to watch his creative eye bring our characters to life was a wonderful experience. The video does a great job of answering questions while still leaving plenty of ambiguity as we get closer to the release of the full written story. May the emptiness continue to haunt you.”