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, Stadium 07/02/04 Fullerton, CA California State University, Stadium 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 http://www.coheedandcambria.com/ http://www.equalvision.com/ http://www.columbiarecords.com/
SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Angelica Cob Baehler of Columbia Records, Santa Monica,