Annuals Launch Fall Co-Headlining Tour w/Manchester Orchestra

After a summer of touring around the world playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, as well as getting voted in for the UK’s ATP vs. the Fans, ambitious Raleigh, NC six-piece Annuals are excited to announce their new signing to Canvasback/Ace Fu, starting with a 20-date fall tour co-headlining with labelmates and friends Manchester Orchestra. This homecoming tour will be a particularly special one for both bands, as Annuals and Manchester Orchestra have recorded a one-of-a-kind split 7-inch, covering the others’ songs (mp3s below), to be sold exclusively at their shows. Annuals cover Manchester Orchestra’s “Where Have You Been,” and Manchester Orchestra cover Annuals “Brother.” As a special added bonus, the artwork for the 7-inch split features each band reinterpreting the others’ album cover. Artwork can be viewed below.

The band is also preparing for the release of their digital-only EP entitled Frelen Mas (Be He Me B-Sides), which contains b-sides from the Be He Me sessions and also includes their cover of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Details to follow.

After a final stop at Iceland Airwaves the band will return to the states to kick off their fall tour in Atlanta Oct. 26th (dates below).

Annuals/Manchester Orchestra Tour Dates:
October 26 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
October 27 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
October 28 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington DC
October 30 – Northstar – Philadelphia, PA
October 31 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
November 1- Great Scott – Boston, MA
November 2 – Le Gymnase – Montreal, QUE
November 3 – Mod Club – Toronto, ONT
November 5 – Shelter – Detroit, MI
November 6 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
November 7 – Varsity – Minneapolis, MN
November 10 РCrocodile Caf̩ РSeattle, WA
November 11 – Plaza Club – Vancouver, BC
November 12 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
November 14 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
November 15 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
November 16 – Epicentre – San Diego, CA
November 17 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
November 19 – HI-Dive – Denver, CO
November 20 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS

Frelen Mas EP Tracklisting:
1. Nah Keseyi
2. River Run
3. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
4. Misty Coy
5. Sewn to Kites
6. Such a Mess
7. Ease My Mind
8. Frelen Mas

Annuals Press:
“Annuals, from North Carolina, encompassed the rippling introspection of the Beach Boys, the anthemic power of U2, the busy arpeggios of Yes and the lurching momentum of the Replacements. It was indie rock with boundless ambitions, few of them commercial”- New York Times

“Be He Me, jumping from daydream-y folk to Tin Pan Alley to feral punk. They pound drums and layer guitars and keyboards and the overall effect-studied artiness mingling with youthful exuberance” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Indie-rock phenoms reveal a dazzling sonic kaleidoscope” – SPIN Magazine

Check out Annuals new video for “Carry Around” here:

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