Alesana announce “Annabel” book & new tour

unnamed-2.jpgNorth Carolina pop-metal band Alesana are releasing a book – yes, you heard that right – on August 31st. The short novel is titled Annabel and is the story behind the band’s three previously released concept albums.

Vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke says on the book:

This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven yearsIt 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.

Shawn and his sister Melissa recorded a reading of the first chapter of Annabel, which you can hear below:

Along with the announcement of Annabel, the band has also released new dates for their upcoming Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax tour. Check out the dates below:

9/30 – 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

You can preorder Annabel here. The preorder also comes with a special edition of the band’s album Confessions.

This entry was posted in Album, Miscellaneous Feature, Release, Tour, Uncategorized, Video and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s