COHEED AND CAMBRIA  Roseland Theater
September 14th, 2016
Portland, Oregon

With a nearly sold out show, Coheed And Cambria brought an energetic vibe and visionary sound to the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on September 14th, 2016. 
Formed in 1995, Coheed And Cambria are an American progressive post-hardcore rock band hailing from Nyack, New York. 
They kicked off their headlining tour in Seattle, Washington on September 13th. Polyphia, a three-piece instrumental progressive metal band from Plano, Texas, opened the show with New Jersey rockers Saves The Day hitting the stage as direct support. 
As the house music stopped and the lights dimmed, Coheed and Cambria walked out onto the darkened stage and eased into their set with the acoustic song “Ghost” from their recent 2015 eighth studio album The Color Before The Sun. The tender ballad tells of the uncertainty Claudio Sanchez (vocals/guitar) faced upon learning he would soon become a father. Once the last chord was strummed during the first song, there would be no rest for anyone until they finished their set more than an hour later. 
Coheed And Cambria fans nearly filled the main floor and the upstairs balcony of the 1400 person capacity Roseland theater venue. Travis Stever (guitar), Josh Eppard (drums) and Zach Cooper (bass) all gave 110 percent and at times Claudio Sanchez bounced around on stage like a popcorn kernel on a hot oiled pan setting the mood for the crowd for the rest of the night. 
“You got Spirit, Kid”, “Here To Mars” and “A Favor House Atlantic” were among favorites played that night to the energetic standing room only crowd.  
The Color Before The Sun, is the band's first non-conceptual album since their inception. All previous releases told about the story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction series written by Claudio Sanchez, which also has been transcribed into a series of comic books as well as a full-length novel. 
Taken from the 2005 seventh studio release, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness, the song "Welcome Home" finished off the night with the crowd screaming even louder than before letting Coheed And Cambria know that they are welcome back to Portland, Oregon anytime. 

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