NEVERENDER is an event created by the band in which this progressive rock juggernaut will, for the first time, perform live over four nights all four of their concept records in their entirety. The albums will be played in order from beginning to end. Each night's production will be specifically catered to the record being performed. Tickets for the Chicago shows go on sale on Saturday August 23rd at 10am Central Standard Time through Jamusa.com. A special, limited VIP package will be offered via the band's ticket site. The package includes tickets for all four nights, early entry to the shows, a VIP laminate, an intimate acoustic performance, an exclusive poster and a meet and greet with the band. These tickets go on sale on Tuesday August 19th at 10am Central Standard Time.
NEVERENDER was originally intended to take place in New York and Los Angeles exclusively. The 15,000 tickets for these shows sold out entirely within an astounding three hours of going on sale. When the band saw how fast all 8 shows sold, they decided to extend the tour to include Chicago and London. Kerrang magazine in the UK will be announcing the details of the London show on Wednesday, August 20th.
"NEVERENDER came about because we wanted to celebrate the end of the Coheed and Cambria saga in a special way," says Coheed frontman Claudio Sanchez. "We wanted to come up with an idea that paid proper respect to this phase of our career, while at the same time gave our fans something truly unique and different. Many of these songs have never been played in front of an audience before so I think we're going to be freaking out at the same time our fans are. It's going to be a major challenge. We're psyched our fans have been so loyal and amazing. We figured they deserved this."
NEVERENDER is the culmination of 14 months of touring the world (including a month of US arena dates opening for Linkin Park this past winter) in support of the band's latest record, No World for Tomorrow. The record represents the final chapter of The Amory Wars, the brutally tragic sci-fi tale of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon and their family, a story that wraps all of the band's concept albums into one.
"We're really looking forward to going deep and revisiting not only the songs, but also the story," Sanchez offers. "Interestingly enough, us going over all the old material seems to be influencing our writing of the next record, which we're sort of doing simultaneously. And to me, that seems appropro since the next story is the prequel to The Amory Wars."
The Chicago NEVERENDER dates are as follows:
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