WHO: Coheed and Cambria & The Used with special guests Meet Me @ The Altar, with carolesdaughter on select dates
WHAT: 2021 Tour – Produced by Live Nation, the 18-city co-headlining tour kicks off on August 27th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA making stops across the U.S. in Phoenix, Austin, St. Louis, Cincinnati and more before wrapping up in Jacksonville, FL at Daily’s Place on September 24th.
PRESALE: Citi is the official presale credit card of the Coheed and Cambria & The Used Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 16th at 10AM local time until Thursday, June 17th at 10PM local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Fri Aug 27 – Los Angeles, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre*
Sat Aug 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre*
Mon Aug 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Outdoors*
Tue Aug 31 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion Denver*
Thu Sep 02 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Sat Sep 04 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater*
Sun Sep 05 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
Tue Sep 07 – Wichita, KS – WAVE – Outdoors*
Wed Sep 08 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park*
Sat Sep 11 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! – Outdoors*
Sun Sep 12 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
Tue Sep 14 – Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park*
Wed Sep 15 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park*
Sat Sep 18 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium – Outdoors*
Sun Sep 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
Tue Sep 21 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion^
Wed Sep 22 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater^
Fri Sep 24 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^
* with special guest Meet Me @ The Altar
^ with special guest carolesdaughter
Coheed and Cambria:
Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning return with their new album 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. Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marked Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The acclaimed record is highlighted by standout tracks “The Gutter,” “Unheavenly Creatures,” “The Dark Sentencer” (premiered by Marvel Studios) and “Old Flames,” the latter of which features an official music video directed by Charles “Chas” Todd. The cinematic clip features striking choreography masterminded by Broadway luminary Jon Rua who is known for his roles in the 12-time Tony nominated Spongebob Squarepants and the Tony & Grammy Award Winning hit musical Hamilton. More recently, Coheed and Cambria teamed up with GRAMMY Award-winning singer Rick Springfield for a sequel to one of the most iconic stories in rock ‘n’ roll history with “Jessie’s Girl 2” and launched their very own coffee brand, Coheed and Cambria Coffee Roasters.
Established in 2000, The Used was brought to life and have since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally. The rock icons released their eighth studio album, Heartwork, in 2020 via Big Noise. It arrived with the unbounded spirit of the pair of platinum albums that first introduced The Used to the world, mixed with the dramatic air of their gold-certified third. The emotion, sincerity, and vulnerability found on The Used (2002) and In Love and Death (2004) is more urgent and insistent than ever on Heartwork, a diverse 16-song offering filled of self-examination, hyper-literate exploration, political pyromania, and keenly self-aware yet unrestrained whimsy. The Used is Bert McCracken (Vocals), Jepha (Bass), Dan Whitesides (Drums) and Joey Bradford (Guitar).
Meet Me @ The Altar:
Meet Me @ The Altar present a new musical and cultural paradigm for pop punk. The Florida trio—Edith Johnson [vocals], Téa Campbell [guitar], and Ada Juarez [drums]—certainly rip just as hard as the forbearers who inspired them, but the group also speak from a position rarely, if ever, heard in the genre as proud women of color. With Ada from New Jersey, Téa from Florida, and Edith from Georgia, the three-piece would meet in the Sunshine State and practice for hours nonstop just before gigs, morphing into a formidable force on stage. Booking their own tours, the band canvassed the country to promote their debut Changing States EP in 2018. Dozens of shows endeared them to a growing audience as they continued recording. [email protected]’s independent releases drew admiration from Halsey and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, and landed them a deal with their dream record label Fueled By Ramen. In 2020, the band released their major label debut single “Garden,” and followed up with “Hit Like A Girl” this spring, earning praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, The FADER, NPR Music, NYLON, and more.
carolesdaughter aka Thea Taylor has already struck a chord. After buzzing with previous releases, “cold bathroom floor” and “my mother wants me dead,” carolesdaughter wrote viral success “violent” over a somber beat laden with 808s and creaky acoustic guitar. She uploaded it to Soundcloud, and it quickly racked up two million streams. Now, the track has over 230 million streams across all platforms. carolesdaughter transmutes turbulence into strangely soothing alternative pop anthems awash in lo-fi glitch, bedroom acoustics, and gutter goth elegance. Like a fairy tale heroine with facial piercings and D.I.Y. spikes affixed to her shoes, the 18-year-old Southern California singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist born Thea Taylor immediately captivates without fear or filter. An outsider since birth, she grew up as one of 10 kids in a strict Mormon household. After seeing a tattoo of the iconic logo, she researched Black Flag online and unlocked the worlds of punk, hardcore, and goth. Bouncing between five different high schools, she started doing drugs, falling down a rabbit hole and taking multiple trips to rehab. On the last trip, she made a promise to pursue music upon returning home and ended up making major waves with the single “violent.” Amassing millions of streams independently and landing a deal with Arista Records, carolesdaughter makes an immediate connection on a series of singles and her forthcoming 2021 debut.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Slowly but surely we are returning to a more normal sense of daily living and over the last couple of weeks the tour announcements have been coming in steadily. I have to say that I love seeing this after something like sixteen months without seeing a live band performance. We were fortunate to end that particular streak with the appearance of the legendary KISS after the Tribeca Festival screening of their new documentary but I digress. This sure sounds like a good one and while I’ve enjoyed the music of C&C for a few years, I’ve only ever seen them once before in concert and when it comes to The Used and the support bands I am at a loss. I’ve never seen any of them and if it can be worked out to participate in one of the regional shows you can count on some details and images about the happening right here. So what do you readers think about this one? Are you getting more and more excited each day as news about live music comes up on a regular basis? You can let us know how you feel down in the comments section below and as you know we always love to hear from you. Sure its nice that you “like” a comment on Facebook but since that network isn’t working for us all that much we never know what you see and what you don’t. See you next time around and keep safe out there.
Coheed and Cambria: https://www.coheedandcambria.com/
The Used: https://theused.net/
Meet Me @ The Altar: https://www.meetmeatthealtar.com/