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Sweetcore rockers Alesana to release EP, coming to Chicago area for show

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.

Sweetcore rockers Alesana to release EP, coming to Chicago area for show
Sweetcore rockers Alesana to release EP, coming to Chicago area for show
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Sweetcore rockers Alesana to release EP, coming to Chicago area for show
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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