In Support of Acclaimed New Album The Million Masks Of God, Out Now Via Loma Vista Recordings

“...expansive and philosophical indie rock...” - Uproxx (‘Best Albums of 2021 So Far’)

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2021 – After sharing news of their first three full band shows in over a year—in some of their biggest rooms to date—Manchester Orchestra today announced they're bringing their critically acclaimed new album The Million Masks of God to life with a triumphant North American tour spanning across October/November 2021 and February/March 2022. The 38-show run will take the band’s renowned live show throughout the U.S. and into Canada, and will mark the live debut of Masks, out now via Loma Vista Recordings, including the epic, AAA radio Top 3 and Alternative radio Top 20 hit Bed Head. Tickets will go on-sale to the public this Thursday, June 24th, HERE; a current itinerary is below, including their previously announced headline shows in New York, hometown Atlanta, and Los Angeles. 

“It is our absolute pleasure to announce our return to the stage across the United States. We have missed playing together in a communal setting more than we ever thought we could,” says singer/guitarist Andy Hull. “This is about to be a party. See you all soon.”

Manchester Orchestra—Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince—recently released the heavy, slow-burning new song Never Ending, their contribution to the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack, executive produced by Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Watchmen,” “John Wick”) and out digitally now. It followed the gorgeous, stripped-back Bed Head (Acoustic), a new version of their lead single; the band has also performed a blistering rendition of Bed Head for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert #PlayAtHome series, as well as three acoustic versions on CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions. The Million Masks of God, recently named one of the ‘Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)’ by Uproxx, has been earning the band career-high praise from Stereogum, NPR Music (All Songs Considered), Uproxx, SPIN, American Songwriter, and many more, in addition to guest appearances on WNYC New Sounds, Comedy Bang Bang’s 12th anniversary special, Kesha And The Creepies podcast, and Emily Kinney’s My Caffeine Withdrawal, among others. 

Produced by Manchester Orchestra’s lead songwriting duo of Hull and McDowell, Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, The Killers) and Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers), The Million Masks Of God presents an even grander scale of the epic and re-focused approach to record-making that the band has forged in recent years. Their sixth album finds the band relentlessly pushing themselves to create a work that breaks beyond the scope and limits of every previous release in an effort to create their most towering achievement to date, all while sorting through the aftermath of a devastating loss. 
Manchester Orchestra Tour Dates:

10/05/21 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey

10/06/21 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

10/08/21 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

10/09/21 - Fort Lauderdale,FL - Revolution Live

10/10/21 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live

10/12/21 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore

10/13/21 - Richmond, VA - The National

10/15/21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

10/16/21 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live

10/18/21 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

10/19/21 - Portland, ME - State Theater 

10/21/21 - New York, NY - The Hammerstein Ballroom

11/16/21 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom 

11/17/21 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

11/18/21 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater

11/19/21 - Atlanta GA - Manchester Orchestra’s The Stuffing at Fox Theatre

02/16/22 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 

02/17/22 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

02/18/22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater

02/19/22 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

02/21/22 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 

02/22/22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 

02/23/22 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater

02/25/22 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theater

02/26/22- Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

02/27/22 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park 

03/01/22 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl

03/02/22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren 

03/04/22 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s

03/05/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion 

03/06/22 - Omaha, NE - The Admiral 

03/08/22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 

03/09/22 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre 

03/11/22 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! 

03/12/22 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

03/13/22 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Riverworks 

03/15/22 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

03/16/22 - Montréal, QC - Corona Theatre

Praise for The Million Masks of God:

“Manchester Orchestra’s most plainly beautiful album. I’d also argue it’s their best” - Stereogum

“A record that feels dynamic and vital – while still respecting the band’s legacy so far – The Million Masks of God is astonishing” - DIY Mag

"The songs here are often as big as ever" - The AV Club 

"One of indie-rock’s most visceral and essential bands" - Guitar World 

"[an album] that feels like the story of an unmade Ingmar Bergman film." - WNYC New Sounds

“... The Million Masks of God is a gorgeously tuneful and thought-provoking gem.” - Consequence

"...what makes The Million Masks of God so impressive is that it really doesn't sound like any other Manchester Orchestra album. Andy Hull's unmistakable voice and distinct songwriting style make this immediately recognizable...but it feels like an entirely new chapter of their career." - Brooklyn Vegan 

“They’ve maintained the style laid out on A Black Mile but imbued it with more splendor.” - Paste

“Leave it to Manchester Orchestra to write an album that leaves you feeling both bereft and whole again in one swoop. The alt-rock band’s sixth LP...surges with sadness and hope in equal measure.” - Relix

"Manchester Orchestra is one of the greatest bands alive right now, and The Million Masks of God is yet another feather in their cap." - Sputnik (5 stars/classic)

“To listen to the new album, The Million Masks of God, from the Atlanta-based rock group, Manchester Orchestra, is to inhabit a cathedral-like building and let your ears take in each swell, each ring and each echo as the vibrations subsume and the medicine of music takes hold.” - American Songwriter

“another haunting yet blissful magical gem that puts them in a category of their own." - PunkNews

Manchester Orchestra hi-res images, artwork, full bio HERE.