Coheed and Cambria Announce Headline Tour
The five-week track marks Coheed and Cambria's return to headlining its own shows following a two-year-plus period that has seen them invited to play along with the likes of John Paul Jones, Johnny Winter and others at Warren Haynes' 2008 Christmas Jam, embarking on a pair of arena tours in support of Slipknot and Heaven & Hell, respectively, and appearing at festivals ranging from Austin City Limits to Lollapalooza to an upcoming Coachella set.
Support for the upcoming tour will be Circa Survive and Torche. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 20th. The band recently made available a first taste of Year of the Black Rainbow by streaming the new song "The Broken" at www.coheedandcambria.com The song is also available for purchase on iTunes, where it climbed to #5 on the Alternative Chart within hours of its release.
Produced by Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction) and Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), Year of the Black Rainbow is the eagerly awaited prequel to—and likely the final installment of--the Amory Wars tetralogy chronicled on Coheed and Cambria's four previous inter-related concept albums--The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002); In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003); Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005) and Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow (2007). The deluxe edition of the record, currently available for pre-order at www.coheedandcambria.com will include a 352-page Year of the Black Rainbow novel, penned by the band's Claudio Sanchez and New York Times Bestselling author Peter David, as well as a "Making of" DVD featuring studio and interview footage and a Coheed and Cambria "Black Card,"providing fans early entrance to shows, discounts on band merchandise and exclusive downloads and offers.
Year Of The Black Rainbow's release will be preceded by a series of eight intimate club gigs on the northeastern U.S., six of which are now sold out.