Photo by LeAnn Mueller
Coheed and Cambria have released seven albums in their career, each one taking part in the science-fictional universe of The Amory Wars. On album No. 8, however, the band will depart from that world with the release of a non-conceptual LP called The Color Before the Sun.
Due out October 9th via the recently-formed 300 Entertainment, the album sees frontman Claudio Sanchez singing from a personal perspective for the very first time. “I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record,” Sanchez explains in a press release. “I’ve always said in the past that there’s never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it.”
As a first listen to the Jay Joyce-produced (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) record, the band has shared a lyric video for lead single “You Got Spirit, Kid”. The track is a denunciation of the loud-mouthed over-privileged sects of society, barely masked beneath a jaunty, almost poppy prog-rock instrumentation. “Oh, the podium is all yours, go right ahead/ the plastic king of Castle Polyethylene,” Sanchez sings, not even bothering to hide his derision. Check out the song below.
Coheed and Cambria will be on tour throughout summer at a variety of festivals, plus a trio of special European dates during which they’ll play 2003’s In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 in its entirety. Find those dates below.
Coheed and Cambria 2015 Tour Dates:
08/08 – Nashville, TN @ Ink-N-Iron Festival
08/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Atlanta
08/14 – Kent, UK @ Hevy Fest 2015
08/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Neverender IKSSE:3
08/16 – Holte-Stkenbrock, DE @ Serengeti Festival
08/18 – Frankfurt, DE @ Neverender IKSSE:3
08/19 – Cologne, DE @ Neverender IKSSE:3
08/20 – Gampel, CH @ Open Air Gampel Festival
08/21 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/28-30 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/11-13 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/13 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Chill on the Hill
09/19-20 – Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
10/25 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Monster Mash Music Festival
11/06-08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest