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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

Alesana Premiere New Acoustic Song “Hiatus”

Alesana have premiered a new acoustic track titled “Hiatus,” via Revolver. This song is from Revival Recordings’ new compilation “It’s All Acoustic,” which will be released on January 29.

Shawn Mike issued the following statement:

“Shane [Crump] and I wrote ‘Hiatus’ together as a way to examine where we are as friends and bandmates. It is a song about change and the emotions attached to the experience. We wanted the song to be raw, to feel raw. No bells and whistles.

Alesana has been a band for 11 years. Most of us were teenagers when we started this band and now we are grown men with families and new desires to explore fresh pursuits and challenges.

Alesana is such a large part of who and what we are and this song is a recognition that all things, no matter how wonderful, eventually change and transform; but we can’t allow ourselves to forget the journey and how important, and fun, it was getting here.”

Alesana Premiere First Part Of “Comedy Of Errors” Video

Alesana have released the first 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:

“It is with great pleasure that we unveil part 1 of our short film / music video for ‘Comedy of Errors‘. The video was directed by our great friend Justin Reich and as always he did a killer job! The video takes you on a visual journey through the 3rd installment of our Annabel trilogy. With the third part of the story releasing later this winter, this video is an awesome way to get a glimpse into some of the twists and turns that are soon to haunt your mind. ‘Comedy of Errors‘, which is one of my favorite Alesana tunes of all time, is featured on our most recent studio album ‘Confessions‘ so check it out!”