Manchester Orchestra Tunes Up For Tour

Manchester Orchestra stakes out April and May for shows in the U.K. and North America. Stops across the pond include London and Glasgow, and Denver, Tampa, San Francisco, Toronto and Nashville on this side of the ocean.  Tickets for all dates go up this week.

Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee

Cope is the name of Manchester Orchestra’s upcoming album scheduled to drop April 1 through a recent partnership between Loma Vista Recordings and the band’s own Favorite Gentlemen Recordings.  The long-player was recorded in an old house where the band used to live.  Band members spent six months gutting and then rehabbing the house before building their own recording studio inside the building.  Cope was self-produced alongside longtime collaborating partner Dan Hannon and mixed by John Agnello at Brooklyn’s Fluxivity Studios.

Manchester Orchestra has one show in March – Anchorage, Ak., before embarking on the U.K. journey beginning in Bristol, England, at the Fleece April 7.  The band returns to the U.S. beginning with a gig in Tampa, at The Ritz April 17.

Here’s the schedule:

March 6 – Anchorage, Ak., Bear Tooth Theatre Pub
April 7 – Bristol, United Kingdom, Bristol Fleece
April 8 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Glee Club
April 10 – London, United Kingdom, Scala
April 11 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Club Academy
April 12 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, SWG3
April 17 – Tampa, Fla., The Ritz Ybor
April 18 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution
April 19 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
April 21 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
April 22 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
April 23 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
April 24 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
April 25 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
April 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
April 28 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
April 29 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
April 30 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
May 2 –  San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
May 3 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
May 4 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
May 6 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
May 7 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
May 9 – Colorado Springs, Colo., Black Sheep
May 10 – Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium / Underground
May 11 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
May 12 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre
May 14 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre
May 15 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
May 16 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection
May 17 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
May 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
May 20 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
May 22 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
May 23 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
May 24 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
May 25 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
May 28 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
May 29 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
May 30 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
May 31 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom

Gang Of Youths opens in the U.K.  Balance and Composure and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band appear April 17-May 31.  Tickets for all dates go on sale Jan. 24.  Check out for more information.