Time goes by so quickly in the rock world, it's hard to believe that Raleigh's Alesana has already been around for a decade.
Not only does 2014 mark the tenth anniversary of the band who penned the name of their own sub-genre, "sweetcore," there's an album in the words, a new EP readying for release, and a tour for fans to sink their teeth into.
"In honor of Alesana having been a band for 10 years, we decided it was time to take a small break from our storytelling and write some songs about us and our experiences together as a band for the last decade: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the insane," explained front-man, Shawn Milke, in a press release.
The new material, The Decade EP, is now available for pre-order and will officially be out on April 1 (no April Fool's joke). Click here.
In further celebratory plans, Alesana will head out on tour this March and April and be joined by Get Scared, Hearts & Hands, Farewell My Love, and Megosh. Illinois rockers can catch these 'sweet but hardcore' rockers, and their assembled crew at Mojoes in Joliet on Saturday, March 30.
This is an all-ages show - click here for tickets.
Alesana The Decade Tour Featuring Get Scared, Hearts & Hands, Farewell My Love + Megosh
3/7 Raleigh, N.C.| Southland Ballroom
3/8 Atlanta, Ga.| The Masquerade
3/9 Jacksonville, Fla.| Brewsters Roc Bar
3/11 Houston, Texas| Warehouse Live
3/12 Mission, Texas| Las Palmas Race Park
3/13 Corpus Cristi, Texas| Texas House of Rock
3/14 Austin, Texas | House of Blues Annex
3/15 Grand Prairie, Texas| Quicktrip Park
3/16 Odessa, Texas| Club Patron
3/18 Tucson, Az. | The Rock
3/19 Phoenix, Az | Joe's Grotto
3/20 Las Vegas, Nev.| Hard Rock Live
3/21 Pomona, Calif.| Glasshouse
3/22 West Hollywood, Calif.| Whiskey a Go Go
3/23 Sacramento, Calif.| Assembly
3/25 Salt Lake City, Utah | In the Venue
3/26 Denver, Colo.| Marquis Theatre
3/27 Lincoln, Neb.| Knickerbockers
3/28 Waterloo, Iowa | Spicolies
3/29 Burnsville, Minn. | The Garage
**3/30 Joliet, Ill. | Mojoes
4/1 Lansing, Mich.| The Loft
4/2 Cleveland, Ohio | Agora Ballroom
4/3 Amityville, N.Y. | Revolution Music Hall
4/4 Worcester, Mass.| The Palladium
4/5 New York, N.Y. | Webster Hall
4/6 Stanhope, N.J. | Stanhope House