MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA at the Eagle Theater

TUESDAY MAY 5, 2009
doors at 6PM
tickets: $10 in advance (buy tickets)

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Picked by Rolling Stone as one of the artists to watch in 2007, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA is "Lavishly moody...expansive in scope and rich in texture while remaining lyrically focused on small moments of revelation." Manchester Orchestra was born from the vision of frontman Andy Hull. Encouraged by friends and fans to pursue his music full time, Hull traded his senior year of high school for writing and recording. During the process, he was joined by friends Jonathan Corley and Jeremiah Edmond, and the sound of Manchester Orchestra began to take shape. The resulting EP, 'You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance Needs a Good Editor,' was released in 2005, and was the first EP released on the band's new label, Favorite Gentlemen. Close friend Chris Freeman, and studio intern Robert McDowell, joined soon after, completing the Manchester Orchestra line up. The band has since released their full length, I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child, which has received world wide acclaim. Manchester Orchestra has been featured at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and was the subject of the documentary, 'What's Left Behind,' which was shown at film festivals and made available on DVD in 2008. The band achieved a personal goal by playing more than 250 shows in 2007, touring around the globe with acts like Kings of Leon, Brand New, Say Anything, and Annuals.

After setting an attendance record at Mac's Bar in Lansing on their winter headlining tour in December, the band holed up in a studio to record their next full-length album, titled "Mean Everything To Nothing", which will hit stores on April 21. The new single, "I've Got Friends", is starting to tear up the radio waves throughout the area.

Opening is FUN, debuting in Detroit. Fun is a mash-up of ex-members of The Format and Anathallo. Also on the tour are indie rock sensations AUDRYE SESSIONS, and M.O. labelmates WINSTON AUDIO, featuring Lansing, Michigan native Dan Gleason on keys and guitars.

 

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