Coheed and Cambria Drop 'Old Flames' Single Ahead of UK & US Tour

Coheed and Cambria
Jimmy Fontaine

Coheed and Cambria

While the New York-born Coheed and Cambria have been playing together since the mid-‘90s, they have no plans of slowing down. The band released the nearly six-minute pop-rock single “Old Flames” on Wednesday. The song comes from the band’s ninth studio album, The Unheavenly Creatures, which releases worldwide Oct. 5.

The track opens with a soft piano melody but is soon met with electric guitars and dynamic vocals, driven by desperate lyrics. “We all go up in flames, going out in style/ Am I out of my head to think the world could start believing me when I am dead?,” asks frontman Claudio Sanchez as the chorus builds with energy. The lyrics hint at struggles related to changing as a person while being part of an unsteady relationship. The spirited song concludes with echoes of the piano that started it.

Coheed and Cambria is promoting its upcoming album by headlining U.K. and U.S. tours that kick off Oct. 9 and Nov. 3, respectively. The band is also collaborating with New York Comic Con to celebrate the album with a performance at Times Square’s Hard Rock Cafe the day of its release. Serious fans can additionally preorder the album's nearly sold-out limited-edition deluxe box set, which includes an illustrated sci-fi novel written by Sanchez and his wife.

Listen to “Old Flames” and see the upcoming U.K. and U.S. tour dates below.

10/9 - Cardiff, UK - Y Plas
10/10 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
10/12 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
10/13 - Manchester, UK - Academy
10/14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
10/16 - London, UK - Roundhouse
11/3 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
11/5 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
11/6 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
11/7 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
11/9 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
11/10 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere’s
11/12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
11/13 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
11/14 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City


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