Coheed and Cambria are approaching the three year mark since they’ve released what I would consider their opus of a double album, The Afterman. Naturally, the sheer amount of material the band dropped and the fact that two band members had children lent to a longer than usual gap between records. It’s not as if the band have been on hiatus since then, either: they’ve toured rather extensively, going as far as taking their trailblazing record, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth on the road in its entirety. We also know that the band are working on new music and have signed to a new management company (Jay Z‘s Roc Nation, no less), so I’d wager to bet that the band are preparing a new record for release within the next year or so.
In the mean time, the band are still sporadically hitting the road for live shows. Most recently, the band have announced a run of dates for June with emo quintet You Blew It! It’s crazy how Coheed’s sound lends itself to a variety of different touring opportunities. They can tour with prog/tech metal and emo/punk bands alike and just have everything make sense. Unfortunately, I’ve never considered myself a fan of Dashboard Confessional, so…
Get dates after the jump!
June 16 // Bottle & Cork // Dewey Beach, DE
June 17 // State Theatre // Portland, ME
June 19 // Amnesia Rockfest // Montebello, QC (No YBI)
June 20 // Higher Ground Ballroom // South Burlington, VT
June 22 // District Square // Kalamazoo, MI
June 23 // Limelight Eventplex // Peoria, IL
June 25 // Egyptian Room // Indianapolis, IN
June 26 // Summerfest // Milwaukee, WI
June 27 // Headliners // Toledo, OH
Hopefully we get more word from the band on new album plans shortly after these tour dates wrap up. Fingers crossed!