Coheed And Cambria’s 2018 Tour With Taking Back Sunday Is A ’00s Scene Kid’s Dream
This summer, Coheed and Cambria is giving fans everywhere a chance to relive the alt-rock days of yore. Well, almost everywhere. According to Coheed and Cambria's tour dates, which the band unveiled via Facebook Tuesday, Feb. 20, they're slated to perform in more than 25 cities across the U.S. during July and August. And, just in case Coheed and Cambria's tour announcement wasn't enough cause for celebration, the band revealed they'll be hitting the road with Taking Back Sunday. So, for everyone who once dabbled in the early 2000s' punk-rock scene (honestly, who didn't?), this tour will probably feel like a walk down memory lane.
In a post that has since gained more than 10,000 likes on Facebook, Coheed and Cambria surprised fans with a two-part reveal: not only is the band gearing up for a cross-country tour, but they'll be teaming up with Taking Back Sunday and The Story So Far to do so. Coheed and Cambria wrote,
"The rumors were true! We're hitting the road this summer with a band we've been friends with for many years, but have never done a full tour with — Taking Back Sunday! The shows will mostly be outdoors and we'll make them special. Also joining the fray, our new friends from The Story So Far."
The post goes on to provide more details the tour, including a full list of dates, which span the better part of both July and August. The tour is slated to kick off in Miami on July 6 and wrap up in Phoenix some five weeks later, on August 12. Fans eager to snag their tickets will have the opportunity to do so early on Wednesday, Feb. 21, via a special pre-sale raffle, outlined on Coheed and Cambria's website. For everyone else, regular tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. EST.
So, if there are any rock music enthusiasts out there longing for some mosh pit-laden nostalgia, the upcoming Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday tour is probably worth checking out. The full list of summer tour dates is as follows:
- July 6 – Miami, FL at Bayfront Park Amphitheater
- July 7 – Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
- July 8 – Jacksonville, FL at Daily's Place Amphitheater
- July 10 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park Amphitheater
- July 11 – Nashville, TN at Ascend Amphitheater
- July 13 – Raleigh, NC at Red Hat Amphitheater
- July 14 – Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
- July 15 – Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion
- July 17 – Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
- July 18 – Philadelphia, PA at Penn's Landing / Festival Pier
- July 19 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
- July 21 – Brooklyn, NY at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
- July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE / Outdoors
- July 23 – Columbus, OH at Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
- July 25 – Minneapolis, MN at Armory
- July 26 – Chicago, IL at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
- July 27 – Sterling Heights, MI at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre / Freedom Hill
- July 29 – Cleveland, OH at Jacob's Pavilion / Nautica Flats
- July 31 – Rogers, AR at Walmart AMP
- Aug. 2 – Sugar Land, TX at Smart Financial Centre
- Aug. 3 – Austin, TX at Austin 360 Amphitheater
- Aug. 4 – Irving, TX at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
- Aug. 6 – Denver, CO at Sculpture Park
- Aug. 7 – Salt Lake City at Union Event Center
- Aug. 9 – Berkeley, CA at The Greek Theatre
- Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, NV at The Joint / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
- Aug. 11 – Irvine, CA at Five Point Amphitheatre
- Aug. 12 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
While this summer will mark the first time they've ever embarked on a full-fledged tour together, the two bands have known each other for quite a while. Of course, that doesn't come as much of a shock, considering that Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday both rose to punk-rock prominence around the same time.
Coheed and Cambria, whose music incorporates elements of rock, pop, and heavy metal, first got their start more than two decades ago in 1995. Since then, the band has become perhaps best-known for its "concept albums," which historically embodied a more narrative, science-fiction theme. With that being said, their most recent album, 2015's The Color Before The Sun (which focused predominantly on frontman Claudio Sanchez's life) marked a stylistic shift for the band and introduced a more intimate kind of sound. Taking Back Sunday, quite similarly, rose to prominence in the early 2000s, along with the rise of the "emo" music scene. And while Taking Back Sunday is probably still best known for its early 2000s hits ("MakeDamnSure," "Cute Without The 'E'," and "Liar," to name a few), the band released its most recent full-length album, Tidal Wave, in 2016.
So, if you've got a hankering for some punk-rock throwbacks, Coheed and Cambria's upcoming tour seems like the place to be. At the very least, there will be some solid opportunities for head-banging. You know, for old time's sake.