Coheed and Cambria have been hard at work crafting their tenth studio album, a continuation of the Amory Wars “Vaxis” saga from their last record. While there’s no set release date at the moment, the band promises it’ll provide fans with a vastly different sound all while remaining uniquely Coheed and Cambria.
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Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever from Coheed and Cambria joined Audacy’s Carlota as they discussed their upcoming tenth studio record and their more recent single “Shoulders.”
The single came out this past summer and represented a concerted effort from the band to deliver something different. “We do step out of our comfort zone fairly often,” Sanchez says, “but one thing I thought we hadn’t really done before in the past was something along the lines of those pentatonic, bluesy, kind of vibes.
He continued: “When I came up with the riff of ‘Shoulders,’ I was just looking for a place for it to resolve that made sense for what we do. Like, how do I make this thing scream this band as opposed to us just trying to cop that retro ‘70s (sound).”
Carlota then asked if their upcoming record will see the band stepping out of the box and creating something different than what fans are used to. “I think yes and no,” Sanchez said. “I think there are more moments of that on this record probably because in isolation the past couple of years, it was time to start stretching even further.”
“There are some moments on the record that are nothing like ‘Shoulders,’” he continues, and then there are some familiar callbacks.”
While they put in significant time on their new record, the COVID-19 pandemic provided Sanchez and Stever opportunities beyond working on Coheed music.
Sanchez and his wife moved to a home in Brooklyn where they could have more space. Stever spent a majority of his time being a dad and taking advantage of the rare opportunity to be home for an extended period of time.
The two estimate that prior to the pandemic, they toured three quarters of the year, if not more. “My wife and I were talking about it last night,” Stever says, “She was thinking about ten years ago and was like, ‘you were never home.’”
Before their conversation wrapped up, Sanchez and Stever had some exciting news to share… They’re going on tour!
Coheed and Cambria announced a lengthy 2022 tour that will open up in Joshua Tree, CA, a location Sanchez said the band has been trying to play “for a long time.”
Check out the tour dates below and grab tickets here.
Coheed and Cambria 2022 Tour Dates
Feb 16 - Pappy and Harriet’s - Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 17 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
Feb 19 - El Rey Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
Feb 20 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
Feb 22 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City
Feb 23 - The Soundstage at Graceland - Memphis, TN
Feb 25 - Mars Music Hall - Huntsville, AL
Feb 26 - The Fillmore - New Orleans, LA
Feb 28 - The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
Mar 01 - The Signal - Chattanooga, TN
Mar 02 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Mar 04 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
Mar 05 - The National - Richmond, VA
Mar 06 - PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION - Newport, KY
Mar 08 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
Mar 09 - The Sylvee - Madison, WI
Mar 11 - Clyde Theatre - Fort Wayne, IN
Mar 13 - GLC Live at 20 Monroe - Grand Rapids, M
Mar 14 - Main Street Armory - Rochester, NY
Mar 15 - Empire Live - Albany, NY
Mar 17 - Fete Music Hall - Providence, RI
Mar 18 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT
Mar 19 - XL Live - Harrisburg, PA