Coheed And Cambria have announced that their upcoming sixth studio record, The Afterman, will be a double concept album and will be released in two separate volumes. The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, will be out Oct. 9th. The second volume, The Afterman: Descension, will be released at an undetermined date in February 2013. The band has released an album teaser video, which you can watch below. The teaser looks like a mix between Alien and 2001: A Space Odyssey, so sci-fi fans take heed.
A deluxe version of the ‘The Afterman’ will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and writer Peter David that will create a song by song experience. David previously worked with Sanchez on the prose novel adaptation of the band’s 2010 album “Year of the Black Rainbow,” and the graphic novel adaptation of their 2003 album “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3“.
The Afterman takes place in the running concept story The Amory Wars. Each title from the band falls into this epic sci-fi arc. It was recently announced that Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions will be developing the story into a live-action feature film.
Coheed and Cambria are currently touring with Iron Maiden and will be hitting the road for a headline run beginning in mid-September. All tour dates are below.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre with Iron Maiden
02 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*
03 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
04 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
06 Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
07 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater*
09 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
10 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
12 Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
13 Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
15 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center w/ Iron Maiden
16 Pharr, TX – Pharr Events Center*
17 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
18 Houston, TX – Woodlands Pavillion w/ Iron Maiden
24 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
25 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
13 Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center*
15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest Chicago
16 Charlotte, NC – WEND Wienie Roast
19 Buffalo, NY – Town Hall*
20 Toronto, ON – Mod Club*
21 Rochester, NY – Water Street*
22 Albany, NY – Hart Theater at The Egg*
24 Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater*
25 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
26 Hartford, CT Webster Theater*
28 Worcester, MA – Palladium**
29 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues**
* w/ 3
** w/ 3 and Deerhunter
31 Hamburg, DE – Grunspan
01 Dortmund, DE – Visions Westend Festival
02 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 Brussels, BE – VK Club
05 Paris, FR – La Fleche D’Or
08 London, UK – Koko
09 Glasgow , UK- ABC
11 Birmingham, UK – Academy
12 Manchester, UK – Ritz Ballroom
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