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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
After singing Justice Scalia's dissent over marriage equality, Coheed and Cambria will release new album "The Color Before The Sun" on October 9th via 300 Entertainment.
The band is giving fans an early listen, streaming the song and lyrics for “You Got Spirit, Kid” below, with the digital download of the single available globally on July 10th.
"The Color Before The Sun" is the outfit’s eighth studio album and first non-conceptual release, with the previous offerings forming the larger story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction saga depicting the story of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon. "The Color Before The Sun" was recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, and produced by Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church).
"I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record," explained Claudio Sanchez of the album’s departure from The Amory Wars. "I've always said in the past that there's never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it."
300 Entertainment co-founder Lyor Cohen offers, “Coheed and Cambria have created a lane and legacy for themselves that is very much their own. Their DIY approach fits the ethos of 300. They’ve taken some brave artistic steps on this forthcoming new album and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world.” More...
Just For Fun
This one's for those of you keep up with the latest on SCOTUS: Coheed and Cambria performed an original song with excerpts entirely taken from Justice Scalia's recent dissenting opinions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, both of which were just affirmed in America this week. Enjoy the nonsense below.
Highlights from the first day of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival in Scranton, PA on August 9th have been posted online and can be viewed below.
This exclusive Uproar video includes performance clips from Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, and Middle Class Rut.
In addition, Zippo Encore's Jayme Foxx talks with Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, and Walking Papers Duff McKagan.
The festival runs through September 15th and includes a lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction, along with Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage.
The Zippo Encore Festival Stage powered by Ernie Ball hosts performances from Walking Papers (with Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, as well as 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and this year’s local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market. The Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball features performances from breaking talent including The Dead Daisies, Beware Of Darkness, and Charming Liars. More...
Zippo Encore has announced sponsorship of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival and will join the touring rock festival on the road in North America from August 9th through September 15th, 2013. Full dates for the Uproar tour are available after the jump.
The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival will include a lineup featuring Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Circa Survive. The Zippo Encore Festival Stage powered by Ernie Ball will host performances from Walking Papers (with Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.
A highlight of Zippo Encore’s Uproar involvement will be the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival Zippo Encore Artist Custom Series program. Several bands on the tour will create custom lighters featuring their own unique designs. These lighters will only be sold at the Zippo booth at UPROAR shows.
In addition, fans can submit their own artwork for a chance to have their design become the official Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival Zippo Lighter. The grand prize winner will receive two pit tickets to any Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival show of their choosing. The contest runs from now until August 2nd, 2013. Visit this location for full details and to enter the contest. More...
The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival will include a lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction.
These seminal rock bands will be joined by Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage. The Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host performances from Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.
The touring rock music and lifestyle festival will travel across North America from August 9th through September 15th, 2013.
"I think it's going to be a fun tour and we’re really looking forward to it. It's only going to happen that one time, that way, and you're going to be there," says Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains.
Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows go on sale Thursday, April 25th at Noon local time and are priced between $10.25 and $89.75 (plus fees). Go to this location for full details and to purchase tickets.
Between The Buried And Me will embark on the band's first North American tour since the release of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" this February, joining Coheed and Cambria for a six-week tour that kicks off February 4 in Washington, D.C. Dates are as follows:
Feb. 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb. 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Feb. 9 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Feb. 10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb. 12 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 14 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Feb. 15 Salt Lake City, UT SaltAir
Feb. 17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Feb. 18 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Feb. 19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Feb. 21 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
Feb. 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Feb. 25 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Feb. 26 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Feb. 27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Mar. 1 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Mar. 2 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Mar. 3 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 5 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Mar. 6 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Mar. 7 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Mar. 8 Miami, FL The Fillmore
Mar. 10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Mar. 11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mar. 14 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar. 16 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall More...
Iron Maiden posted a promo video for the "Maiden England" North American Tour this summer. For complete dates and venues, head over to this location. The band previously reported that the tour will be a re-visiting of the set list from the "Seventh Son" Tour in 1988. Support will come from Alice Cooper on the first half and Coheed & Cambria on the second half.
Check out the promo trailer here:
U.K. metal legend Iron Maiden has announced the "Maiden England Tour" with extensive dates in North America this summer. Up to July 21, 2012, the special guest act will be Alice Cooper and after July 21, 2012, the band will be Coheed & Cambria.
In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.
Vocalist Bruce Dickinson had the following comments on the tour:
We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte.More...
Bald Freak Music, label for New Jersey progressive rock/metal act Return To Earth, has just issued the following press release:
"Accomplished & influential drummer Chris Pennie, founding member of Dillinger Escape Plan and current member of progressive rock acts Coheed And Cambria and Return To Earth, announced today that he is exiting Coheed And Cambria. Pennie and the band cited 'creative differences' as the primary reasons for the split after the drummer’s 4-year tenure with the band.
"Pennie officially joined Coheed in 2007, replacing drummer Josh Eppard and touring extensively with the band internationally. He is featured on Coheed’s most recent studio album, 'Year of the Black Rainbow.'
"Pennie will shift his full attention to his most recent projects, acclaimed progressive metal band Return To Earth (Metal Blade/Bald Freak) and Fight Mannequins. Return To Earth is currently working on their third album after releasing their Metal Blade debut, Automata, in 2010. Fight Mannequins, Pennie’s music production company with Return To Earth guitarist Brett Aveni, recently completed their first documentary score and have produced two exciting artists whose albums will be released in 2012.
"'I am very thankful for the times I shared the stage with the guys in Coheed and especially want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I've met while on tour,' said Pennie. 'There are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins that I feel require 100 percent of my commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen.'"
This news comes a mere three months on the heels of Coheed And Cambria bassist Michael Todd's arrest for robbery and his subsequent firing by the band.
Coheed And Cambria has posted the following statement online announcing that is has parted ways with longtime bassist Michael Todd following his recent arrest for robbery.
"After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed and Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best.
"We are currently writing and recording songs for a new album, as well as a couple compilations this fall. We are very excited about how the songs are shaping up and can’t wait to share them with you.
"We’d like to thank Wes Styles for filling in for the live gigs in the interim, including the upcoming South America and Mexico shows. A belated thanks to Rob Gill for covering in Boston; and the biggest thank you to all of you for your unwavering support. you for your unwavering support.
"A new chapter awaits."
From the Boston Herald:
Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was set free on bail early today, two weeks after his shocking arrest for allegedly robbing an Attleboro (Mass.) pharmacy hours before a show.
Todd, 30, was freed on $25,000 bail at midnight from the Dartmouth House of Corrections, said Bernie Sullivan, spokesman for Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.
It was unknown this morning who posted bail for the New York-bred rocker.
Read the full article at Boston Herald.
TMZ.com reports that Michael Todd, the bassist for the band Coheed and Cambria, was arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly held up a Walgreens by claiming he had a bomb. And this all went down right before the band played a show.
According to police in Attleboro, MA, Todd showed a pharmacist a cell phone note that said he had a bomb and demanded Oxycontin. He made off with six bottles of pain pill and fled via taxi. Police were able to track his cab to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria was set to open up for Soundgarden.
Michael Todd was charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday morning.
July 10th was the last day that Coheed and Cambria was scheduled to perform on the Soundgarden tour.
Read the full article at TMZ.
It has been announced that thrash metal icons Metallica will headline the forthcoming "Rock the Hill" festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 14, 2011.
General-admission tickets are priced at $99.50 with a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for $199.50. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and separate washrooms from General-admission ticket holders.
The event is set to take place on July 14, 2011 on the Garrisons Grounds of Citadel Hill in Halifax and will also feature performances from Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays and Seether. A trailer for the event is available for viewing below.
Reunited nu-metal act System of a Down has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming Rock In Rio festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between September 23 - October 2, 2011 in Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include;
GUNS N' ROSES
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
American grunge pioneers Soundgarden have revealed the the full set of dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues - with their corresponding opening acts - below.
With Coheed And Cambria:
07/02 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/03 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
07/05 Ottawa, ON – LeBreton Flats Park
07/06 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/09 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center For The Performing Arts
With The Mars Volta:
07/12 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
07/16 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
07/18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
With Queens Of The Stone Age, Meat Puppets:
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
With Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets:
07/30 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Porcupine Tree’s second time playing in Nashville, TN came on the 22nd of August, three years after their first visit. The first time, the band played to a packed house at City Hall, with progressive rock act Three opening the show. During the three years in-between, City Hall closed its doors for good. The second time saw the band co-headlining with Coheed & Cambria, playing to a sold-out crowd at the War Memorial Auditorium with The Dear Hunter opening the show. More...
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates alongside Coheed and Combria:
"PT is happy to announce that the band will be joining Coheed and Cambria to coheadline 12 dates in the US in August. Tickets are on sale to the general public this Friday, June 25th The band will also be headlining their own show at The Warfield in San Francisco on August 10th. ROABP info to be posted shortly."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
8/10 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (PT only)
8/12 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
8/13 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
8/14 San Diego, CA – 4th and B (21+)
8/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
8/17 El Paso, TX – Club 101
8/18 San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
8/20 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8/21 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
8/22 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
8/23 St Louis, MO - Pageant
8/24 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Richard Christy, of Howard Stern Radio Show and heavy metal fame, has checked in with some tidbits of news, including a show date for his new band, Charred walls of the Damned. They will be performing with Dream Theater in Worcester, MA on July 10. His entire post is as follows:
"As I watch my 5th favorite movie of all time John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" (In HD on FIOS Cinemax On Demand which rules because it's not out on Blu Ray yet!) I have some really exciting news to announce, the first of many upcoming Charred Walls of the Damned live shows! We will be opening for the legendary Dream Theater on Saturday July 10th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA! It's such an honor to play with one of my favorite bands and to share the stage with one of my drum idols Mike Portnoy! This is only the first of many Charred Walls of the Damned live shows that we will be announcing very soon at www.RichardChristy.com and www.CharredWallsoftheDamned.com! More...
The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.
The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.
Kicking off this April and following their split release with Boris, Miami's TORCHE has just announced a month-long US tour supporting Coheed and Cambria. The tour will span both coasts, travel throughout the Midwest, and also head to select cities in the Great White North.
Here are the latest Torche U.S. tour dates with Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive:
04/22/10 Charlotte , NC. @ The Fillmore Charlotte
04/23/10 Atlanta , GA. @ Tabernacle
04/24/10 Lake Buena Vista , FL. @ House of Blues (Orlando)
04/25/10 Lauderdale , FL. @ Revolution
04/27/10 Houston , TX. @ Warehouse Live
04/28/10 Austin , TX. @ Stubb's BBQ
04/29/10 Dallas , TX. @ Palladium Ballroom
04/30/10 Tulsa , OK. @ Cain's Ballroom
05/01/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
05/03/10 Tempe , AZ. @ Marquee Theatre
05/04/10 Pomona , CA. @ The Fox Theatre
05/05/10 San Francisco , CA. @ The Warfield
05/07/10 Portland , OR. @ Roseland Theater
05/08/10 Seattle , WA. @ Showbox SoDo
05/10/10 Murray , UT. @ Murray Theater
05/11/10 Denver , CO. @ Ogden Theatre
05/13/10 Minneapolis , MN. @ First Avenue
05/14/10 Chicago , IL. @ Congress Theatre
05/15/10 Royal Oak , MI. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/17/10 Boston , MA. @ House of Blues
05/18/10 @ Montreal , QC. Metropolis
05/19/10 Toronto , ON. @ The Sound Academy
05/22/10 Philadelphia , PA. @ The Electric Factory
05/26/10 New York , NY. @ Rumsey Playfield
05/27/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club
05/28/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club
07/31/10 Chicago , IL. @ Subterranean