Coheed and Cambria/Circa Survive concert review

The show, which consisted of Torche, Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, was Friday night at the famous Cain’s Ballroom and sold out just after the doors opened. I was working the show with 104.5 so I had to be there by 6 to set up and play music. While the Edge street team and myself hung out front jamming music, we talked to fans that were eager to get inside and passed out free Wheat Thins samples, a promotion we are doing for them.

Earlier, Circa Survive had taken some time out of their schedule to come up to the Edge studios and play a song for Demko’s Download of the Day. I headed up their about 15 minutes before they were to go on air and watched them do a short interview, then play a new song acoustic (Imaginary Enemy) from their CD that came out Tuesday, Blue Sky Noise. Afterwards they signed several copies of the new CD and I talked to a couple of them for a few minutes. Super nice guys and they were very excited to be on tour with Coheed and Cambria and playing Tulsa. After they left, I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of the new CD for myself! Check out the audio here.

Back to the show…Torche, a 3 piece from Miami took the stage while I was still outside, around 7:30, so I missed them…but they sounded heavy and every couple songs I could hear the crowd scream in response to something the band was saying on stage. I missed most of Circa Survive also, but what I did see of them was awesome!

Coheed and Cambria took the stage just after 9:30 and played until 11:15. The crowd was definitely ready for them as they roared while the lights were off and the band took the stage. The show was full of smoke machines, crazy lights and lots of weirdos that I was pretty sure had a couple too many. Coheed and Cambria are celebrating their 15th year as a band this year and played 13 songs. They then went off stage for a few minutes and came back for their encore…3 more songs!

I had seen Coheed open for Slipknot at the BOK Center last year and was not that impressed with them. The show at Cain’s was much better for two reasons I believe, it was more personable and it was their own show so they got to add their own touches to it. In my opinion, not a SUPER great band to see live…but worth checking out if you get the chance and like their music.

The setlist from the show:

The Broken
Al The Killer
Everything Evil
World Of Lines
Made Out Of Nothing
Three Evils
Time Consumer
No World For Tomorrow
A Favor House
In Keeping Secrets
Welcome Home


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by tavia on May 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I thought they were really good live! I do agree you have to be a big fan to love their live preformance but otherwise it might be a bit boring even with the big HAIR haha. Great review again! 🙂


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