The music world’s most intriguing storytellers, Coheed and Cambria, have announced that they’ve added Alkaline Trio as direct support on their massive 2022 North American summer headline tour which also features special guests Mothica. Deemed the “A Window of The Waking Mind Tour,” the run marks the band’s first major headline tour in five years. The upcoming trek will kick off on July 12th and see the band performing at some of the largest venues of their career in major cities across the continent including Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver, Queens, Toronto, Los Angeles and more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now [full tour itinerary below]. For tickets and more information on Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming tour dates, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.
Furthermore, yesterday the band announced a special release day livestream in partnership with Twitch and in support of Discogs’ Independent Record Store Month, set to take place on June 24th. The event will see the band celebrating the arrival of their widely anticipated new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind with a full band stripped back performance, book reading, and more live from Rough Trade NYC. The official broadcast will kick off at 10:00AM EDT / 7:00AM PT with Coheed and Cambria’s performance slated to stream at 12:00PM EDT / 9:00AM EDT on vocalist Claudio Sanchez’s official Twitch channel [see admat for pre-show times below].
Just last month Coheed and Cambria shared “Comatose,” the final new track to arrive ahead of the release of their new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind. “Comatose” finds the band stepping on the gas with the hi-energy joyride of a song, leaning a little into their classic pop-punk side, with modern electronic sounds that give the song extra bounce.
“Comatose” follows album standouts “The Liars Club,” which is currently Top 25 at Active Rock radio and “Shoulders.” which broke into the Top 10 on the same chart earlier this year. All three tracks are featured on Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind, Coheed and Cambria’s ambitious new thirteen track album which is produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini. Pre-orders for the album on DSPs, Vinyl, Cassette, and for the collection’s deeply immersive Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set are available now.
Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind welcomes us back to “The Amory Wars” as the 2nd installment of the new five-part “Vaxis” arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces and their mysterious new addition. The album’s limited edition deluxe box set [packaging shot below] includes the exclusive 96-page illustrated hardcover novel “A Window of the Waking Mind” which was developed by Sanchez and written by his wife Chondra Echert with strikingly realistic color artwork by Chase Stone. The 9” x 12” box set also houses an exclusive Quintillan Speaker Containment Unit Lamp (approx. 8” diameter), a 3-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the A Window of the Waking Mind Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. All box sets will also come with a CD copy and download of Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind along with an official Certificate of Authenticity. The box set sold 8,000 copies in its first week on sale. For more information on Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.
Named one of REVOLVER’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2022,” Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind includes the recently released singles “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord),” “The Liars Club” and“Shoulders,” the latter of which vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio, marking the group’s career highest radio chart position to date. “(It) masterfully pairs heavy metal-infused riffs with sweeping, melodic vocals in a way that only Coheed can,” declared MTV who placed “Shoulders” in their 2021 Favorites round-up. “Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever,” asserted Billboard, with Guitar World attesting “Coheed and Cambria have come out swinging.” Brooklyn Vegan observed, “It finds the band embracing their love of classic heavy metal riffage, before exploding into the kind of soaring chorus that Coheed have been churning out since day one… they sound pretty damn inspired.”
For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria have continuously broken the mold of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass) the band has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, #6 current sales and Top 15 on the “Billboard 200” chart.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
VAXIS II: A WINDOW OF THE WAKING MIND
- The Embers of Fire
- Beautiful Losers
- A Disappearing Act
- Love Murder One
- The Liars Club
- Bad Man
- Our Love
- Ladders of Supremacy
- Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)
- Window of the Waking Mind
COHEED AND CAMBRIA 2022 TOUR ITINERARY
7/12 – 8/17: “A WINDOW OF A WAKING MIND TOUR”
Jul 12 – Miami, FL – FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
Jul 13 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
Jul 15 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Jul 16 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
Jul 17 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jul 19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Jul 23 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Jul 24 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
Jul 26 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Jul 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center
Jul 29 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
Jul 30 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
Aug 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
Aug 2 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Festival Grounds
Aug 3 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
Aug 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Aug 6 – Chicago, IL – SeatGeek Stadium
Aug 7 – St Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Aug 9 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Aug 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Lot at The Complex
Aug 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine LA Outdoors
Aug 13 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug 14 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Aug 16 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
Aug 17 – Portland, OR – Edgefield
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