Thursday, October 25, 2012

COHEED AND CAMBRIA Frontman's Throat Swelling Forces Concert Postponements

New York progressive rockers COHEED AND CAMBRIA have been forced to postpone all of their previously announced headlining shows this month so that vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez can receive treatment for throat swelling.

Commented Sanchez: "I am truly devastated to tell you that I [could not] perform [Monday
night, October 22] in St. Louis and that we will be postponing all
headline shows this week until after Thanksgiving.

holding off [Sunday] night, we felt confident I’d be good to go [on
Monday], but I have spent all morning in a doctor’s office in St Louis
where they did a full evaluation on my throat and found some swelling
that could possibly cause some long-term damage if i continue without

"I am flying back to New York to see my normal doctor and get fully on the mend.

know this is a big disappointment, especially for those of you in St
Louis — it really hurts us to do this, but it's what we have to do."

COHEED AND CAMBRIA's new album, "The Afterman: Ascension", sold 49,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"The Afterman" is being released in two separate full-length volumes. The first volume, "The Afterman: Ascension", was made available on both physical and digital platforms in the U.S. on October 9 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves (available in Canada via Universal Music Canada). The second volume, "The Afterman: Descension", is due in February 2013.

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