The music world’s most intriguing storytellers, Coheed and Cambria, have announced a special release day livestream in partnership with Twitch and in support of Discogs’ Independent Record Store Month, set to take place on June 24th, 2022. The event will see the band celebrating the arrival of their widely anticipated new album “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind” with a full band stripped back performance, book reading, and more live from Rough Trade NYC.
The official broadcast will kick off at 3pm BST (10am EDT / 7am PT) with Coheed and Cambria’s performance slated to stream at 5pm BST (12pm EDT / 9am EDT) on vocalist Claudio Sanchez’s official Twitch channel.
Just last month Coheed and Cambria shared “Comatose”, the final new track to arrive ahead of the release of their new album “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind”. “Comatose” finds the band stepping on the gas with the hi-energy joyride of a song, leaning a little into their classic pop-punk side, with modern electronic sounds that give the song extra bounce.
“Comatose” follows album standouts “The Liars Club”, which is currently Top 25 at Active Rock radio and “Shoulders”, which broke into the Top 10 on the same chart earlier this year. All three tracks are featured on “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind”, Coheed and Cambria’s ambitious new thirteen track album which is produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini. Pre-orders for the album on DSPs, Vinyl, Cassette, and for the collection’s deeply immersive “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind” Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set are available now, here.
This October Coheed and Cambria will embark on a massive 2022 European co-headline tour with Thrice. Touché Amoré are confirmed as special guests. Coheed and Cambria will close all dates in the UK, while Thrice will close in mainland Europe. The upcoming trek will kick off on October 14th and see the band performing across mainland Europe and the UK. Tickets for all dates are on sale now [full tour itinerary below]. For tickets and more information on Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming tour dates, click here.
UK & European Tour Dates 2022:
Fri 14th Oct – UK – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 15th Oct – UK – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 16th Oct – UK – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tue 18th Oct – UK – MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 19th Oct – UK – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 20th Oct – UK – GLASGOW SWG3 Galvanizers
Sat 22nd Oct – BELGIUM – ANTWERP Trix
Sun 23rd Oct – NETHERLANDS – TILBURG 013
Tue 25th Oct – GERMANY – BERLIN Columbiahalle
Wed 26th Oct – GERMANY – WIESBADEN Schlachthof
Fri 28th Oct – ITALY – BOLOGNA Estragon Club
Sat 29th Oct – GERMANY – MUNICH Tonhalle
Sun 30th Oct – GERMANY – COLOGNE Carlswerk Victoria
“Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind” welcomes us back to “The Amory Wars” as the 2nd instalment of the new five-part “Vaxis” arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces and their mysterious new addition. The album also includes the singles “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)”, “The Liars Club”, and “Shoulders”, the latter of which vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio in the USA, marking the group’s career highest radio chart position to date.
For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria have continuously broken the mould of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass) the band has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album “Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures”, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, Top 15 on the “Billboard 200” chart, #36 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart, and #1 in the UK’s Rock & Metal Albums Chart.