SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

February 17, 2006 17:09 ET

Avenged Sevenfold and Coheed And Cambria Team for Spring Tour to Begin on April 7

BURBANK CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 17, 2006 --Two of rock music's most important bands have elected to hit the road together for a Spring co-headlining jaunt across North America. Warner Bros. Records' Avenged Sevenfold and Columbia Records' Coheed And Cambria have been praised repeatedly in the music press for their musical innovation, as well as their ability to captivate a live audience. With grand stage productions and lively comparisons to legendary rock acts, both bands' combined energy on the same stage is sure to endear them to many new converts, while earning the tour soon-to-be legendary status. It's a huge musical moment for the two most forward-thinking bands in rock today.

When Avenged Sevenfold announced their Cities Of Evil Tour last fall, they embarked on a musical tour-de force that began in October and continues even now, as the band returns to Los Angeles for a giant sold out homecoming show at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Friday, February 17. The album, "City Of Evil," for which the tour has supported, is now gold in status, due in no small part to the bands' energetic live performance, arena production values, and their ability to convert new fans at every show. The gold triumph is just one of many, as the band continues to redefine the rock genre as of late, storming MTV, radio, the road and the press with reckless abandon. For proof, see the recent Alternative Press cover which sold thru on newsstands everywhere, as well as the upcoming April cover of Revolver magazine, on stands Feb 21. Both outlets delve deep into what makes this band rock harder than any other at the moment. The success of "City Of Evil," coupled with the prior release of two critically acclaimed albums, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet," and "Waking The Fallen," along with over six years of near constant touring has seen the band's rabid fan base embrace everything Avenged Sevenfold says, does and creates. As its legion of fans grow every day, those devotees will soon get a closer glimpse of Avenged Sevenfold when they unleash their first DVD later this year, documenting life on the road and at home.

Coheed is on their own steady rise to stardom. Building a rabid following since 2001's "Second Stage Turbine Blade," the band has stacked their loyal admirers, a tower cultivated brick by brick, achieving Gold Status with their sophomore release "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: Three" upon a foundation that is awe inspiring. The accompanying DVD, "Live at the Starland Ballroom," has also gone Gold. This tour, in support of their new near-gold album "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness," includes a 14-foot functional guillotine, full stage props and intense projection imagery, borrowing from singer Claudio Sanchez's 124-page graphic novel that reveals the story behind "Good Apollo." Seeing Coheed live is an experience that harks back to 70s arena rock, but with an energy more aligned with post-punk rock and roll.

Both bands have extensive touring history between them in the States. Avenged has participated in four Warped Tour treks, while Coheed has been on two. Both artists have several U.S. headlining tours under their belt, and this co-headlining effort will surely be the most groundbreaking yet for each artist.

A7X / COHEED AND CAMBRIA TOUR DATES:

Date               City                    Venue
Fri.    4/7        Poughkeepsie, NY        Mid Hudson Civic Center
Sat.    4/8        Providence, RI          Dunkin Donuts Arena
Sun.    4/9        Asbury Park, NJ         Convention Hall
Tue.    4/11       Norfolk, VA             Convocation Center at ODU
Thu.    4/13       Louisville, KY          Louisville Gardens
Fri.    4/14       Atlanta, GA             Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre
Sat.    4/15       Orlando, FL             UCF Arena
Mon.    4/17       Houston, TX             Verizon Wireless Theatre
Tues.   4/18       San Antonio, TX         TBA
Wed.    4/19       Dallas, TX              Nokia Live
Fri.    4/21       Denver, CO              Magness Auditorium
Sat.    4/22       Salt Lake City, UT      The Great Salt Air
Mon.    4/24       Sacramento, CA          Memorial Hall
Tue.    4/25       Reno, NV                Lawler Events Center
Thu.    4/27       San Jose, CA            SJSU Events Center
Fri.    4/28       San Diego, CA           San Diego Sports Arena
Mon.    5/1        TBA                     TBA
Tue.    5/2        Phoenix, AZ             Mesa Amphitheatre
Wed.    5/3        Albuquerque, NM         Albuquerque Convention Ctr
Fri.    5/5        Kansas City, MO         City Market
Sat.    5/6        TBA                     TBA
Mon.    5/8        Minneapolis, MN         Myth
Tue.    5/9        Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Ballroom
Wed.    5/10       Chicago, IL             Aragon Ballroom
Fri.    5/12       Detroit, MI             Cobo Arena
Sat.    5/13       Cleveland, OH           Tower City Amphitheatre
Sun.    5/14       Pittsburgh, PA          Chevy Amphitheatre
Tue.    5/16       TBA                     TBA
Thu.    5/18       TBA                     TBA
Fri.    5/19       New York, NY            Hammerstein
Sat.    5/20       TBA                     TBA

Contact Information

  • For more information on Avenged Sevenfold, please contact:
    Jim Baltutis
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3375
    jim.baltutis@wbr.com

    Regional/Fanzines:
    Lauren Valencia
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3628
    lauren.valencia@wbr.com

    For more information on Coheed and Cambria please contact:
    Angelica Cob Baehler
    Vice President of Media, Columbia Records
    (310) 449-2508
    angelica.cob@sonybmg.com

    Regional/Fanzines:
    Sandee Gardner at Columbia Records
    (310) 449-2902
    Sandee.Gardner@sonybmg.com

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