Manchester Orchestra Announce Spring Tour

manchester-orch.jpgNew record, Mean Everything to Nothing, in stores April 21.




Favorite Gentlemen/Canvasback are excited to announce that Manchester Orchestra have confirmed headlining U.S. tour dates. The tour will kick off April 21 in Nashville and come to a close June 4 in Orlando. Joining them on these dates will be the band FUN (featuring ex-members of The Format and Anathallo) as well as Audrye Sessions and Winston Audio. The start of the tour marks the date of the band’s much-anticipated second full-length release. Entitled Mean Everything to Nothing, the new record delivers the most honest sound the band has created to date. It’s everything that a rock record should be: raw, urgent and authentic.

Mean Everything to Nothing is the sound of a band coming into its own after spending 300 days on the road in support of their debut album, 2007’s I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child — a coming-of-age chronicle that expressed the then 19-year-old Andy Hull’s hopes and aspirations. Virgin was an attention-getting shot across the bow that Rolling Stone praised as "expansive in scope and rich in texture, even while remaining lyrically focused on small moments of revelation" and the New York Times called "music to swoon to." But whereas the songs on the debut were voiced by a fictional cast of characters that Hull created to obscure his own emotions, the intensely personal songs on Mean Everything to Nothing are all him. "I was able to be more honest when singing as someone else," admits Hull, who is now 22. "Now I’ve realized, although it’s incredibly difficult, it’s more powerful to just say it myself."

Manchester Orchestra on tour:

04.21 | Exit In, Nashville
04.22 | 40 Watt, Athens, Ga.
04.23 | Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, N.C.
04.24 | The National, Richmond
04.25 | Ottobar, Baltimore
04.26 | Trocadero, Philadelphia
04.29 | Bowery Ballroom, New York
04.30 | Middle East, Cambridge
05.01 | Water Street, Rochester
05.02 | Mr. Small’s, Pittsburgh
05.03 | Grog Shop, Cleveland
05.05 | Eagle Theater, Pontiac, Mich.
05.06 | Skully’s, Columbus
05.07 | Mad Hatter, Covington, Ky.
05.08 | Subterranean, Chicago
05.09 | Station 4, Minneapolis
05.12 | Marquis Theater, Denver
05.13 | Avalon, Salt Lake City
05.15 | El Corazon, Seattle
05.16 | Biltmore, Vancouver, B.C.
05.17 | Hawthorne Theater, Portland
05.19 | Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
05.21 | Troubadour, Los Angeles
05.22 | Voodoo Stage @ House of Blues, San Diego
05.23 | Congress, Tucson
05.24 | Clubhouse, Tempe
05.26 | Emo’s Inside, Austin
05.27 | The Loft, Dallas
05.28 | Walter’s, Houston
05.29 | Spanish Moon, New Orleans
05.30 | Proud Larry’s, Oxford, Miss.
05.31 | Bottletree, Birmingham, Ala.
06.02 | State Theater, St. Petersburg
06.03-04 | The Social, Orlando

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