This summer Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday embark on a co-headlining tour WITH a stop in Tampa on July 7th! The 28-city U.S. city tour begins Friday, July 6 in Miami, FL and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. Northern California act The Story So Far will be the opener.
Tickets go on sale February 23 at 10am local time.
Coheed and Cambria:
American progressive rock band, Coheed and Cambria, has taken the musical narrative to a whole other level. Besides their hugely popular tour dates, the band's albums tell a continuous story of a couple (Coheed and Cambria) who live in a futuristic society that is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable virus, and soon find themselves the only ones that can stop it. In the process, Coheed and Cambria has become rock stars, and their albums have arguably become better known for its hit music more than its story line. After recently finishing up 2011 tour dates on their 10th Anniversary tour, Coheed and Cambria have only a few shows remaining this year.
Initially called Shabütie, while the band was on tour in Paris they decided to adopt the names of characters in lead singer and guitarist Claudio Sanchez's short stories, and to base their lyrics and albums around them. The result was The Second Stage Turbine Blade which is actually the second volume in Sanchez's epic known as The Armory Wars. The album was well received by audiences and led to numerous supporting tour dates over the next year. Coheed and Cambria's follow-up album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 was an even bigger success, receiving praise from music critics and catching the attention of major labels.
Coheed and Cambria's latest album, Year of the Black Rainbow is the prequel/1st installment in the Armory Wars saga. Critics have called the album possibly their best yet, and have noted that the music appeals to those who are interested in the story line or not. Coheed has a few 2011 tour dates in South America in September, including a performance at Rock in Rio. With so few remaining shows this year, fans in South America should leap at the chance to catch these tour dates in 2011.
Taking Back Sunday:
Taking Back Sunday was largely responsible for the mainstream post hardcore movement in the early 2000s. Their combination of hardcore and pop punk has produced hit records and generated engaging tour dates for nearly ten years, with no plans of stopping soon. Taking Back Sunday's eponymous album has just released and is already garnering some well deserved buzz. There is also lots of talk about the group's current tour dates in 2011 which extend until the end of summer.
Taking Back Sunday was formed in 1999 by Eddie Reyes, who had already been a pioneer in the hardcore scene in Long Island. After numerous tour dates with like-minded bands around New York, Taking Back Sunday signed with Victory Records and released their debut album, Tell All Your Friends, in 2002. The album contained a number of hit singles (including "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)) that brought Taking Back Sunday their first taste of mainstream success. The band experienced even more success with Louder Now in 2006, which contained a lot of the energy audiences experience on tour dates and shot to the top of the Billboard charts.
Taking Back Sunday's latest self-titled album already has critics and fans talking, in particular the singles "Faith (When I Let You Down)" and "This Is All Now." The album has delighted fans (and the band's members) that were disappointed in their previous album, New Again. Part of fans' exuberance is the fact that the album was recorded using Taking Back Sunday's classic lineup of John Nolan, Adam Lazzara, Eddie Reyes, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O'Connell; the same lineup that recorded their first hit album, Tell All Your Friends.
Taking Back Sunday is celebrating their successful new album with ongoing tour dates in 2011, currently in the western United States as of late June. US concert dates in 2011 will visit many a House of Blues before heading to Ireland on August 21. Taking Back Sunday will visit the UK (including the Reading and Leeds Festival), Italy, and Germany before concluding their 2011 tour dates on September 7. For all of Taking Back Sunday's tour date information, just visit Eventful.