Manchester Orchestra Drops a Surprise Album, Announces Tour
Hey, have you heard the new Manchester Orchestra album? No, not Cope, which they released in April. We’re talking about Hope, which they just released digitally this week (a vinyl release is coming in November, hipsters). No one was really expecting the stripped down acoustic companion to Cope from the indie rockers, but we’re pretty sure fans will gladly accept it, along with their newly announced tour dates to promote it. They guys will kick things off at the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis on October 31. They’ll then play a show at Austin’s Scoot Inn on November 4, followed by a run through Arizona and up into southern California. They’ll play Chicago on December 3, and then move on to the Northeast with shows in Philadelphia, New England, and Brooklyn. They’ll play Charleston on December 11, followed by a show in Durham on December 12, and finish up the tour with a performance at the Volcano Room of Cumberland Cavern in McMinnville, TN, on December 13.
Hailing from Atlanta, Manchester Orchestra (and yes, they’re named for the British city that birthed so many modern musical legends) burst on the scene with their 2006 debut album I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child. They’ve since released three studio albums (which have all cracked the top 50 U.S. charts), a live album, and a bunch of EPs.