Post-hardcore unit Alesana announced a 10-city tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their respected release The Emptiness. The tour commences April 24 in North Carolina before ending May 3 in Austin, Texas.
Guitarist Shawn Milke says “We are very excited to announce that we will be hitting the road this spring to play The Emptiness in its entirety. We can’t believe it has already been 10 years since the Annabel saga began. Come hang out with us, let’s get nostalgic together!”
The Emptiness, the band’s third album, was released in 2010 by Fearless Records and is considered by many to be the band’s defining moment. Guitarist Shawn Milke and vocalist Dennis Lee were enthusiasts of the collected works of Edgar Allan Poe, the iconic horror/romantic writer of the 18th century.
Taking inspiration from Poe’s last published poem, “Annabel Lee,” the duo weaved the central tenets of love, passion, and death into a 13-track song cycle that’s resonated with both the band and listeners. Alesana’s mix of heavy guitars, orchestrated arrangements and spoken-word interludes created a document that stood out amongst the rigid parameters of post-hardcore.
Tickets and VIP packages are available now via Meet & Scream.
04/24 – North Carolina (venue and city 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