Nyack, New York-based progressive rock band COHEED AND CAMBRIA, who are in the studio working on their sixth studio album, will tour this summer with IRON MAIDEN in the U.S. and Canada as part of the “Maiden England World Tour”. The tour will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, MAIDEN’s original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour”. COHEED begins its stint on the “Maiden England World Tour” on July 24 in Winnipeg and ends August 18 in Houston, with stops in Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Los Angeles along the way. Tickets go on sale March 2 and March 3.
Earlier this week, COHEED AND CAMBRIA lead singer Claudio Sanchez “leaked” an acoustic version of the brand new song, “Sentry The Defiant”, via YouTube (see below), telling fans, “Instead of making you wait until the [new] album is released, I thought I’d share my excitement for this song with you now. I decided with this piece to video document it’s creation.” He added, “This is literally the first time I played the song through in its entirety.”
The video has received more than 100,000 views and seems to be spreading. The band is also giving away a free download to the audio of the song on their web site.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA last November announced the return of drummer Josh Eppard. He rejoined the band following the departure of Chris Pennie, who let the group due to creative differences.
Eppard exited COHEED AND CAMBRIA in 2006 in order to receive treatment for substance abuse.
Pennie officially joined COHEED in 2007, replacing Eppard and touring extensively with the band internationally. He is featured on COHEED’s most recent studio album, “Year Of The Black Rainbow”.