The illustrious North Carolina based Rock/Sweetcore unit and Revival Reordings artist, Alesana are thrilled to announce the west coast run of “Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax” tour where they will perform their debut LP On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax in its entirety. The tour kicks off February 4th in Portland, OR at the Analog Cafe. The band will make its way down the west coast and finish in Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue. For The Win, Versus, Charlatan, and Vesta Collide will join the band. VIP Packages for the upcoming tour are available via meetandscream.com. Shawn Milke had this to say about the 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!”
The tour follows the band’s successful first short novel Annabel, which released in August 2016. The novel follows a story that is based around the band’s three concept albums, The Emptiness, A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, and Confessions. Created by Vocalist/Guitarist, Shawn Milke and Vocalist, Dennis Lee of Alesana, the pair reveal all of the final twists and turns of Annabel, The Artist, and Fatima Rusalka. The trilogy opens with The Emptiness, the story of The Artist and his one true love, Annabel which was released in 2010 via Fearless Records. Continuing with A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, where the album follows The Wanderer on an abstract journey of pursuit of The Temptress (2011, Epitaph Records). And the final third album in the trilogy, Confessions, the story that follows Annabel and her attempt to travel through time in order to stop a madman known as The Artist.
“This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years,” says Milke. “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.”
Milke and his sister Melissa narrated a reading of the first chapter of Annabel which can be heard here. The pair partnered with director Jason Ligon to turn the reading into a lyric video which premiered exclusively on Tattoo.com. To learn more about the Annabel Trilogy, fans are encouraged to head over to the short novel official website: theannabeltrilogy.com.