Coheed and Cambria Signed to Columbia Records

Band to Co-Headline Vans Warped Tour

New Version of 'The Year's Most Fearless Rock Album' (The New York Times), In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, in Stores Tuesday, June 29


The unclassifiable rock band Coheed and Cambria has signed with Columbia Records, who, in conjunction with Equal Vision Records, will re-issue the group's watershed album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, on Tuesday, June 29.

One of the biggest indie band breakout stories of the year, Coheed and Cambria, already legendary for delivering incandescent live performances, will be among the headliners on this year's Vans Warped Tour (see full itinerary following).

Coheed and Cambria is: Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Todd (bass, backing vocals), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, backing vocals). Officially christened Coheed and Cambria in 2001, the group released its debut album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade in 2002. The album laid down the perimeters of the group's mythos: the ongoing saga of an alternate intergalactic netherworld, its main characters being an archetypal husband and wife named Coheed and Cambria.

While The Second Stage Turbine Blade has gone on to sell more than 80,000 copies in the U.S., it was the next Coheed and Cambria album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, that catapulted the band onto the next rung of success. Released in October 2003, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 debuted at #52 on the Billboard 200 best-selling album chart, an extraordinary feat for an independent release fueled largely by word-of-mouth and burgeoning fan loyalty.

Coheed and Cambria's epic storytelling, majestically crafted songs, impeccably taut musicianship, and witty emotive personae proved an irresistible combination. The New York Times called Silent Earth: 3, " ... the year's most fearless rock album," while CMJ Music Monthly heralded the album as " ... a beautifully complicated chuck of heavy, filled with melodic-pop sentiment and heartfelt lyrics." Additionally, Coheed was hailed in Alternative Press as a "#1 Band You Need To Know in 2004," and Blender's "Next Big Thing" (Jan./Feb. 2004).

And the group's ever-growing fan base agreed. To date, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 has sold more than 150,000 copies.

"A Favor House Atlantic," the first focus track from In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, has been garnering considerable heat for Coheed and Cambria. A video for the song is currently on Buzzworthy rotation on both MTV and MTV2, where Coheed and Cambria will host a week's worth of "MTV2 Rock Shows" airing the week of June 14.

  Coheed and Cambria Vans Warped Tour Dates

  06/25/04        Houston, TX           Reliant Center
  06/26/04        Dallas, TX            Smirnoff Music Center
  06/27/04        Selma, TX             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  06/29/04        Las Cruces, NM        New Mexico State University /
                                         Practice Field
  06/30/04        Peoria, AZ            Peoria Sports Complex
  07/01/04        Fullerton, CA         California State University,
  07/02/04        Fullerton, CA         California State University,
  07/03/04        San Francisco, CA     Pier 30/32
  07/04/04        Las Vegas, NV         Desert Breeze Park
  07/06/04        Chula Vista, CA       Coors Amphitheater
  07/07/04        Ventura, CA           Seaside Park
  07/08/04        Marysville, CA        Sleep Train Amphitheater
  07/09/04        Nampa, ID             Idaho Center Amphitheater
  07/10/04        George, WA            The Gorge
  07/11/04        St Helens, OR         Columbia Meadows
  07/16/04        Bozeman, Mt            Gallatin County Fairgrounds
  07/17/04        Salt Lake City, UT    Utah State Fairpark, Arena
  07/18/04        Denver, CO            Invesco Field
  07/20/04        Milwaukee, WI         Marcus Amphitheatre
  07/21/04        Maryland Heights, MO  UMB Bank Pavilion
  07/22/04        Noblesville, IN       Verizon Wireless Music Center
  07/23/04        Cleveland, OH         Tower City Amphitheatre
  07/24/04        Tinley Park, IL       Tweeter Center
  07/25/04        Minneapolis, MN       HHH Metrodome
  07/26/04        Bonner Springs, KS    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  07/28/04        Atlanta, GA           HiFi Buys Amphitheater
  07/29/04        Orlando-Daytona       Central Florida Fairgrounds
                   Beach, FL
  07/30/04        St Petersburg, FL     Vinoy Waterfront
  07/31/04        Pompano Beach, FL     Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
  08/01/04        Jacksonville, FL      Fairgrounds
  08/02/04        Charlotte, NC         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  08/03/04        Virginia Beach, VA    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  08/04/04        Bristow, VA           Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
  08/05/04        Burgettstown, PA      Post-Gazette Pavilion At Starlake
  08/06/04        Camden, NJ            Tweeter Waterfront Center
  08/07/04        New York, NY          Randall's Island
  08/08/04        Englishtown, NJ       Raceway Park
  08/10/04        Hershey, PA           Star Pavilion
  08/15/04        Pontiac, MI           Pontiac Silverdome, Stadium
  08/16/04        Cincinnati, OH        Riverbend Music Center
  08/17/04        Columbus, OH          Germain Amphitheater
  08/18/04        Darien Center, NY     Darien Lake Six Flags
  08/19/04        Northampton, MA       Northampton Fairgrounds

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Angelica Cob Baehler of Columbia Records, Santa Monica,

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