Coheed and Cambria & Talking Back Sunday Bringing Summer Tour 2018 to the Walmart AMP
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 16, 2018 – The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday with special guest The Story So Far will perform at the Walmart AMP on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 1 pm.
Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $59.50 plus applicable fees. Purchase four lawn tickets at the same time to take advantage of the “LAWN 4-PACK” with a discounted ticket price of $22.50 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.
Coheed and Cambria is a rare band whose music is able to transcend “scenes” and effortlessly cross genres of rock - from indie to progressive and from metal and pop-punk to classic rock. The band is frequently compared to progressive, operatic rock bands of the ‘70s, such as Queen or Rush due to their thrilling concept albums that take you on a grand journey of sounds. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals) and Zach Cooper (bass, backing vocals).
While other progressive bands might release a concept album or two, most of Coheed and Cambria’s albums are based on a science fiction storyline called “The Amory Wars,” a series written by frontman Sanchez, which has been transcribed into a series of comic books as well as a full-length novel. Coheed and Cambria’s 2015 album, The Color Before the Sun, was the band’s first “non-concept” album over the span of their 15-year career. The album focuses on Sanchez’s personal life, including the birth of his first child.
The group’s following has grown steadily every album, partly due to their ferocious live show that brings fans to their knees with an equally expansive light show. This summer, the band will be performing songs from their expansive catalog.
Taking Back Sunday is an American post-hardcore and alternative rock band from New York. Tidal Wave (2016), the band’sseventh album finds the group pushing its creative limits to reach new fans as well as reconnect with those who have remained since the its inception. Deemed “eclectic and sensitive” by Entertainment Weekly, Tidal Wave presents itself as yet another rewarding reinvention for the band.
“By the time most bands get to this point in their career they are pretty set in what they do, but we were really mindful about approaching our musical ideas differently this time around and staying true to where the five of us are in our lives right now,” Lazzara explains.
Taking Back Sunday reunited with their original lineup of Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Eddie Reyes (rhythm guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass guitar) and Mark O'Connell (drums) in 2010 shortly before the creation of their self-titled album. Tidal marks the first time the group has ever made three consecutive albums with the same lineup.
Taking Back Sunday are excited to spend the summer of 2018 touring with their longtime friends in Coheed and Cambria.
“It’s funny, we’ve been friends all of this time but we’ve never done a full tour together,” said O’Connell. “We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it and here we are.”
The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.