A Manchester Orchestra Australian Tour 2014 has been announced with the Atlanta-based rockers returning Down Under for a series of headline shows before the year is out.
Last in Australia in 2012, playing a run of East Coast dates, Manchester Orchestra will bring their passionately-driven, sophistically-executed brand of rock to Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney this November.
The Manchester Orchestra Australian Tour 2014 marks the first visit from the band since the release of their fourth and latest full-length album, Cope, “a showcase for a band that has circled the sun more than a few times and has plenty to show for it,” as our Tone Deaf reviewer hailed it.
Cope was self-produced alongside their long-time collaborating partner Dan Hannon, and mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur, Jr., Kurt Vile, The Thermals, Sonic Youth) at Fluxivity Studios in Brooklyn.
Manchester Orchestra recorded the entire record – the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Simple Math – in the home studio they built themselves after six months spent gutting and refurbishing the old house they used to live in together.
“Cope, to me, means getting by. It means letting go, and being OK with being OK,” frontman Andy Hull says of the new album. “You can cope in a positive way when bad things happen, or a negative way, and that blend was a big lyrical theme for me on this album.”
“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 colour, I wanted this to be black and red the whole time.”
The passion and intensity found within the band’s catalogue translates into a live show not to be missed.
Manchester Orchestra Australian Tour 2014
Thursday 13th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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