Blog: Coheed & Cambria Last Night
Never easy, is it? The New Jersey prog rockers’ four night back catalogue extravaganza, Neverender, has been fraught with problems from the off. Not only have rumours of bad sales and two-for one incentives littered the run-up to the proposed four consecutive nights showcasing their four albums, but last night’s show was cancelled due to a bomb scare or explosion or something and has been re-scheduled for Friday. So it was wicked to see that at least tonight’s show was completely packed!
As they kicked of with Keeping The Blades, everyone in the place was “woah-ohing” along – and frontman Claudio Sanchez smiled like a Cheshire. Always & Never, Welcome Home and Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood & Burial) were awesome and got the show of to a belting start, but the middle of the set sagged a little. Thankfully, the sprawling space jams of The Willing Well saw Travis and Claudio hold a guitar duel and exchange shred – Travis through a talkbox - and the show was back on track and sweltering with a anticipation for the encore – in which the guys played classics from other albums: Cuts Marked in the March of Men, Devil In Jersey City and a few others as well as a wicked version of Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. Great show from the Jersey boys – even if the drum solo was unnecessary as fuck!