The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be touring the US this spring, performing their landmark third album, “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness”, in its entirety. The tour, entitled NEVERENDER GAIBSIV, will take the band across North America commencing on April 11, and ending May 20, and including stops at the Hollywood Palladium; Aragon Theater in Chicago; and the Blues Hill Bank Pavilion in Boston.  Support on all non-festival dates will be from The Dear Hunter.  Full list of dates are listed below.

 

Good Apollo, The epic 72-minute recording considered by most as the bands most progressive album, and including two of the band’s most known singles (Welcome Home and The Suffering) and  selling over a million records worldwide. The band’s legion of fans grows every year, and the NEVERENDER concept now holds a special place within the culture of the Coheed community. NEVERENDER is the moniker given to these album performances by the band and it first started in 2008, when Coheed performed their first 4 albums over 4 nights – completing the feat in 4 different cities – New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.  The band’s concept albums lend themselves particularly well to the live setting.

 

Simultaneously, singer Claudio Sanchez announced on CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) his plans to release a 12-issue comic book for “Good Apollo” as part of his The Amory Wars series which comes this spring from Boom! Studios.  The story, which loosely follows the lyrics of the album, centers around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon and the shocking discovery that he is The Crowing, a entity prophesied about in the holy book, who must dole out God’s judgment to destroy the universe.

 

Tickets for NEVERENDER GAIBSIV go on sale to the public this Friday, January 27, but one can find tickets sooner by visiting www.coheedandcambria.com for more details.

 

“Neverender GAIBSIV” with The Dear Hunter:

04/11 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

04/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

04/14 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

04/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

04/18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park

04/19 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

04/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

04/22 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

04/25 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

04/26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

04/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

04/29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville*

04/30 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

05/02 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

05/03 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

05/05 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

05/06 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring

05/07 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion*

05/09 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

05/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

05/11 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

05/13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

05/15 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant

05/16 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor

05/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom

05/20 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range Festival*

*Festival show, No Neverender or The Dear Hunter

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.