On Aug 31, Alesana will release a book titled Annabel containing the story featured across the band’s 3 concept albums. The book comes as a special edition with the album, Confessions, and the bonus track “Fatima Rusalka”. You can hear the first chapter narrated by guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke and his sister Melissa below.

Vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke comments: “This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years. 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.”

Tour Dates (w/ Oh, Sleeper, Famous Last Words, Artwork):
09/30 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