The snow is coming down if you are wondering how things are doing over on the East Coast side of the nexus but we don’t care since it doesn’t seem too bad and we’ve lots of provisions for both the cat and myself here at the Metal Media Command HQ. I’m also being kept busy as the touring announcements keep on coming and are lining out some late Spring into Summer activity with a co-headlining tour to end all co-headlining tours. Yes, Coheed and Cambria will team up with Mastodon and you can read all about it down below.
The Press Release:
Today modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria and heavy rock titans Mastodon announced The Unheavenly Skye Tour across North America. The 26-city trek will see the bands performing across a range of venues from theatres to larger outdoor amphitheaters this summer. Coheed and Cambria will be performing in support of their new album, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, while Mastodon announced they will be performing their renowned Crack the Skye album in its entirety on the tour. Seminal hardcore band Every Time I Die will support on all dates.
Produced by Live Nation, the rock outing kicks off May 28th in Louisville, KY at the Iroquois Amphitheater and will make stops in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping July 3rd in Irving, TX at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. See full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale to the general beginning Friday, February 15th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. An artist presale will also be available from Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 p.m. local time.
The Tour Dates:
May 28, 2019: Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater*
May 29, 2019: Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre*
May 31, 2019: Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
June 01, 2019: Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville
June 02, 2019: Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
June 04, 2019: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
June 06, 2019: Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 07, 2019: New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
June 08, 2019: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
June 10, 2019: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors*
June 11, 2019: Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
June 13, 2019: Council Bluffs, IA @Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove*
June 14, 2019: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 15, 2019: Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
June 18, 2019: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 19, 2019: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
June 20, 2019: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
June 22, 2019: Seattle, WA @ Marymoor*
June 23, 2019: Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
June 25, 2019: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
June 26, 2019: San Diego, CA @ Petco Park – Park at the Park
June 28, 2019: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
June 29, 2019: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 30, 2019: Phoenix, NV @ Comerica Theatre
July 02, 2019: Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 03, 2019: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
*not a Live Nation date
About 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. This past October 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 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,” 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.
About MASTODON: Grammy Award-winning Mastodon remain one of the most internationally respected and influential bands of their generation. The Atlanta quartet Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), conjure intricate lyrical conceptual odyssies interwoven with dynamic virtuosity to create their wholly unique branded style of sonic statements. Emperor Of Sand, their eighth and current studio album marks their fourth consecutive album to enter the Billboard Top 200 Album charts in the Top Ten. Since forming back in 2000, Mastodon has certainly left an indelible impact with each release including 2014’s Once More ‘Round The Sun, 2011’s The Hunter, 2009’s groundbreaking Crack The Sky, 2006’s Blood Mountain, Leviathan (2004) and Remission in 2002. They received GRAMMY® nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015. Their music blasted through the Academy® Award-winning comedy The Big Short, animated blockbuster Monsters University, and sci-fi western Jonah Hex for which the group composed the score. After contributing “White Walker” to HBO’s Catch The Throne, Vol.2 mixtape, Dailor, Hinds, and Kelliher appeared as “Wildlings” in a popular episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 and again in the series finale of Season 7. In short, Mastodon siphons raw emotion through the framework of immersive musical experiences that dig deep into the core of what defines all timeless rock ‘n’ roll.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sure does sound like a fantastic run to witness in person and since its hitting my region in June, I get to walk the always entertaining Coney Island Boardwalk and make a stop at the Nathans Famous before heading into the show. It will be great because I’ve not managed to catch either band in a few years based on schedules and logistics. Hey it happens and you can’t be everywhere no matter how much you wanna be. What do you readers think about this show? Wil you be a part of “The Unheavenly Skye Tour”? Who are you most excited to see? Chime in down below in the comments section.