Alesana recently announced that on August 31, they will release a short novel entitled “Annabel” that tells the story of that is based around the band’s three concept albums. Shawn Milke (vocalist and guitarist for Alesana) and his sister Melissa narrated a reading of the first chapter. In addition, director Jason Ligon turned the reading into a lyric video that premiered on and can be found on Tattoo.com.
“Annabel” can be pre-ordered here to also receive a special edition of the band’s album Confessions, which includes “Fatima Rusalka” and an unreleased song.
“This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years,” says Milke (vocals and guitar for Alesana.) “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.”
Alesana has also announced a twelve date tour with the bands Oh Sleeper, Famous Last Words, and Artwork. During the “Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax” tour the band will play all of the songs from their debut full length On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax.
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