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Manchester Orchestra announce "Cope" with supporting tour and new track

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Manchester Orchestra dropped an overwhelming amount of good news this morning in the form of new album news and tour details.

The group will release Cope, the fourth full-length, and the follow-up to 2011’s Simple Math on April 1 via Loma Vista and Favorite Gentlemen Records.

In support of Cope, Manchester Orchestra will be embarking on a split U.K. and North American tour this spring. Supporting them are Balance And Composure and label mate Kevin Devine. The tour dates for both legs of the tour are below.

Despite the ferocity and overall loudness of choice cuts from their past two releases, the group is already referring to Cope as their “heavy” record. Vocalist Andy Hull explained the record’s vibe saying, “We wanted to make the kind of album that's missing at this time in rock: something that's just brutal and pounding you over the head every track. Whereas Simple Math was a different palate with each song, a different color, I wanted this to be black and red the whole time."

Don’t take Hull’s word for though. In addition to announcing the album, the group released their new track “Top Notch” for streaming and (free) download. A fan favorite premiered on their previous mini tour run this past fall, “Top Notch” is immediate and loud with blaring, fuzzy distortion. If the song itself is any indication of the album’s direction, then expect 38 minutes of pure rock and roll chaos.

Cope can be preordered at Manchester Orchestra’s web store.

Tour Dates:

MARCH
6 - Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatre

APRIL
7 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
8 - Birmingham, UK - The Glee Club
10 - London, UK - Scala
11 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12 -Glasgow, UK - SWG3

17 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
19 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando
21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
22 - Austin, TX - Emo's
23 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
24 - Lawrence, KS - Granada
25 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
28 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
29 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
30 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom

MAY
02 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues Los Angeles
04 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
06 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
07 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
09 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
10 - Omaha, NE - Sokol
11 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
12 - Madison, WI - Majestic
14 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway
15 - Chicago, IL - HOB Chicago
16 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
19 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
22 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
24 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of The Living Arts
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of The Living Arts
27 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
28 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
29 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
30 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
31 - Nashville, TN - Cannery

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