Screamo/post-hardcore daddies Alesana announced recently that they are ringing in the 10-year anniversary of their album On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax by embarking on the twelve-date "Ten Frail Years Of Vanity And Wax" tour. Throughout the tour, they will be playing the entirety of the debut album, which gained them a wide audience and allowed them to help shape modern post-hardcore, along with bands like Underoath. The band will be joined by Oh Sleeper, Famous Last Words, and Artwork on the road. Check out the dates below, and be sure to check out the VIP packages at meetandscream.com!
Also announced was a novel titled Annabel, which tells the story that serves as the basis of the band's three concept albums. Remarks vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke:
"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."
Annabel comes out on August 31st. If you preorder it from here, you'll also get the deluxe edition of Alesana's Confessions, featuring the single "Fatima Rusalka". You can listen to the first chapter read by Milke and his sister Melissa below.