Following COHEED AND CAMBRIA’s much acclaimed and stellar, Top 5 Billboard album debut of volume one of their double-album, The Afterman: Ascension on October 9, 2012, the band announces the release of volume two, The Afterman: Descension via Everything Evil/Hundred Handed Inc. on February 5th, 2013.
That same week, COHEED AND CAMBRIA will embark on a national headlining tour beginning with two shows in Washington D.C. at the 9:30 Club on February 4th and 5th, and sees the band playing landmark venues such as NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and LA’s Wiltern Theater.Supporting Coheed will be the progressive juggernaut BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and the artsy post-rock trio RUSSIAN CIRCLES.
Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, November 9th at Noon local (with a special fan pre-sale tomorrow (11/6) at 10am via their website www.coheedandcambria.com). Note: Due to the Hurricane, Radio City Music Hall will go on sale the following Friday (11/16).
“We haven’t properly toured on a new album in what will be nearly 3 years, so coming off the heels of these two albums means we’ll have a wide breadth of new material to choose from.” Sanchez said. “Playing Radio City Music Hall – and being from NY, it’s not something I ever thought I would be able to do. It’s quite an honor.”
In the story arc of The Afterman: Descension, we continue the conceptual storyline from volume one, where Sirius Amory, i.e., “The Afterman,” is a scientist/cosmonaut who goes on celestial mission and makes what is arguably the most important discovery ever known to mankind. But upon his return, he discovers his ambitiousness may have brought him fleeting fame, but also tragic repercussions.
On the sales front, The Afterman: Descension is expected to do just as well if not better than The Afterman: Ascension, which sold 50,000 units in its first week and continues to sell steadily leading into the holidays.
The band is also releasing a limited edition clear vinyl version of the“Ascension - Big Beige Demos” for Black Friday/Record Store DayNov 29. Each song from the album in its original, raw form - mostly acoustic, recorded on Sanchez’s mini- home studio rig at its inception.
Direct support for the winter tour will be Between the Buried and Me(Metal Blade), who also had an impressive release in October, as their new album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence charted #21 on Billboard’s top 200 with over 17,000 scanned in its first week.
Coheed And Cambria Tour Dates
w/The Dear Hunter, 3
Nov 29 2012 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland Theatre
Nov 30 2012 - Oklahoma, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Dec 02 2012 - St Louis, MO - Pop's
Dec 03 2012 - Springfield, MO – Gilloz Theatre
Dec 04 2012 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
w/Between the Buried and Me, Russian Circles
Feb 04 2013 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT - SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
Mar 02 2013 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
About The Afterman: The first volume from the double-album charts Sirius’ sci-fi journey into the stars of the alternate universe known well by Coheed fans as “Heaven’s Fence.” Upon entering “the Keywork,” the blue gaseous energy force that powers these worlds, Amory stumbles upon the Afterlife. In his first confrontation with a soul, “Domino the Destitute” possesses Sirius, who is forced to relive the frenetic events that had occurred in Domino’s waking life. The second volume, ’Descension’ follows Sirius’ return to his home planet after a long absence and the negative effects that follow.
About The Amory Wars: Created by guitarist/singer/songwriter Claudio Sanchez, The Armory Wars is a cosmic narrative spanning five concept albums, countless comic books, and a novel co-written by Peter David. It's become a defining tale for hundreds of thousands of dedicated Coheed fans, who devour and dissect each new chapter with an ardor to rival followers of Lost or Game of Thrones. Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson recently announced that they will produce the live-action film version.