Coachella Performance Hailed As “One Of The Best Of The Fest” ( As Headline Shows Sell Out Multiple Nights In DC and Philadelphia, As Well As Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Salt Lake City and More

Coheed and Cambria’s brand new fifth studio album Year Of The Black Rainbow (Columbia) has entered the Billboard 200 at #5, selling 51,377 copies. Spurred by a series of sold-out pre-release dates and the burgeoning presence of first single “Here We Are Juggernaut,” the record’s first week sales mark a career high chart position for the band.

Additionally, Year Of The Black Rainbow’s elaborate deluxe edition, featuring a 352-page novel co-authored by Coheed’s Claudio Sanchez and best-selling author Peter David, accounted for over 15,000 of the record’s first week sales. Pre-orders for the deluxe edition necessitated a second print run well before the record’s April 13 release.

Having wrapped a triumphant Coachella main stage appearance with a performance of “Welcome Home” featuring the USC Marching Band—one that has generated in excess of 30,000 YouTube plays in the last 72 hours—Coheed and Cambria will embark on what’s shaping up to be the band’s highest grossing headline tour to date beginning April 22 at a sold out Fillmore in Charlotte NC. Other shows that have already gone clean on the tour, which features support from Circa Survive and Torche, include Atlanta, Lake Buena Vista and Fort Lauderdale FL, Austin TX, Pomona CA, Salt Lake City, Boston, two nights each in Philadelphia and Washington DC. Additionally, a May 29 Atlantic City date  has been added due to popular demand.

Finally, Coheed and Cambria has pitched in with tour mates Circa Survive and Torche to donate the proceeds of a limited edition silk screened poster by renowned artist Emek. Only 250 of the extremely limited posters will be made, with all copies numbered and signed by all three bands and auctioned off online. All proceeds will go to Oxfam America’s efforts to fight poverty and injustice the world over, including a leading role in providing assistance to Haiti in the aftermath of the recent Earthquake.

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04/22/10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore* SOLD OUT
04/23/10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle* SOLD OUT
04/24/10 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues* SOLD OUT
04/25/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution* SOLD OUT
04/27/10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
04/28/10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Outdoor* SOLD OUT
04/29/10 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom*
04/30/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom*
05/01/10 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*
05/03/10 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*
05/04/10 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre* SOLD OUT
05/05/10 – San Francisco, CA – Roseland Theater*
05/07/10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
05/08/10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo*
05/10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater* SOLD OUT
05/11/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater*
05/13/10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
05/14/10 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater*
05/15/10 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater*
05/17/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues* SOLD OUT
05/18/10 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis*
05/19/10 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy*
05/21/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory* SOLD OUT
05/22/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory* SOLD OUT
05/23/10 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
05/26/10 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield, Central Park*
05/27/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club* SOLD OUT
05/28/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club* SOLD OUT
05/29/10 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues* (Just Added)

* with Circa Survive, Torche