Alesana, the North Carolina-based rock/sweetcore outfit are proud to announce the West Coast leg of their tour supporting the 10th Anniversary of their debut LP On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax. The tour starts in February at the Analog Cafe in Portland, and it should finish up at In The Venue in Salt Lake City.
Alesana will be joined by fellow bands For The Win, Versus, Charlatan, and Vesta Collide on the anniversary tour.
Vocalist/Guitarist Shawn Milke had this to say about the upcoming tour: "The 10 year anniversary tour for On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax is hitting the west coast! Let's travel back in time together, to a day where emo bangs, Chelsea hair cuts, and MySpace ruled the planet. You bring the energy, we'll handle the rest!"
This tour follows the release of the band's first novella Annabel, which came out in August. The book was a collaboration between Shawn Milke and vocalist Dennis Lee, following the story of the band's trilogy of concept albums, The Emptiness, A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, and Confessions.
Milke says: “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."