Post-hardcore band Coheed & Cambria announced this week that they'll follow up their 2010 album "Year of the Black Rainbow" with a double concept album, titled "The Afterman."
"The Afterman: Ascension" is slated to come out Oct. 9, with the second volume "The Afterman: Descension" to follow in February 2013. As is common practice these days, the band announced the forthcoming albums on their website, via a trailer. The black and white clip shows an astronaut setting off on a mysterious mission, asking his computer mother for guidance. A Coheed & Cambria instrumental provides the background music.
"The Afterman" marks the return of Coheed & Cambria's original drummer, Josh Eppard, who originally left the band in 2006. The band is further returning to their roots on this release by self-financing and co-producing. Michael Bimbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced Coheed & Cambria's first three albums, were also on hand in production.
Coheed & Cambria, who are currently on tour in support of Iron Maiden, will embark on a 12 city headlining tour across the Northeast to promote "The Afterman." the tour kicks off in Kingston, New York, and finishes in Atlantic City, new Jersey. 3 and Deerhunter (on the final two dates) will support.
Sept. 13 - Kingston, NY (Ulster Performing Arts Center)
Sept. 15 - Chicago, IL (Riot Fest Chicago)
Sept. 16 - Charlotte, NC (WEND Wienie Roast)
Sept. 19 - Buffalo, NY (Town Hall)
Sept. 20 - Toronto, ON (Mod Club)
Sept. 21 - Rochester, NY (Water Street)
Sept. 22 - Albany, NY (Hart Theater at The Egg)
Sept. 24 - Syracuse, NY (Wescott Theater)
Sept. 25 - Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
Sept. 26 - Hartford, CT (Webster Theater)
Sept. 28 - Worcester, MA (Palladium)
Sept. 29 - Atlantic City, NJ (House of Blues)