Saturday, April 9, 2016

Coheed and Cambria @ The Masonic 3/23/2016

It's hard to tell when their last tour ended and when The Color Before the Sun US Tour started but one thing is certain, Coheed and Cambria played at The Masonic last month. It was an early night with doors opening at 6:00 and the music starting at 7:00 with the first of three opening acts, Silver Snakes followed by I The Mighty then Glassjaw.

Coheed and Cambria @ The Masonic 3/23/2016
Photo by Marc Fong 

The main floor at the refurbished auditorium on top of Nob Hill was busting with fans when Coheed hit the stage around 9:00 and as the band filled the air with progressive, post- metal rock, die hard fans sublimely whole-heartedly sang along. Claudio Sanchez's signature, tranquil, high-pitched vocals rose from under a veil of well groomed curls, highlighting their majestically cinematic sound. The captivated crowd applauded with excitement at the top of each song, many of which from Coheed's concept albums based on the science fiction storyline, The Armory Wars written by the lead singer himself.

Coheed and Cambria @ The Masonic 3/23/2016
Photo by Marc Fong 

Somber tones heavy with deep bass chords and dramatic guitar riffs were un-intrusively loud, sounding clean over the venue's sound system. The bright, blinding lights flooded which the stage, hiding the band most of the time reminded me of extraterrestrial spaceship lights which was kind of neat because it fit with Coheed's theme.

Coheed and Cambria @ The Masonic 3/23/2016
Photo by Nikki DeMartini

Pausing for a few minutes to pull back his hair, Sanchez genuinely thanked fans for coming out to their 2nd to last show of their current tour. His sincere and humbling gesture was nice since they didn't stop between songs and was a perfect segue into new tunes from 2015's The Color Before the Sun.  

Coheed and Cambria @ The Masonic 3/23/2016
Photo by Marc Fong 

March 27th marked the last show of their US tour at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver but they're gearing up to go back at it in May starting in Australia! 

Coheed and Cambria at The Masonic 3/27/2016
Set List 

1. Ghost
2. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
3. Blood Red Summer
4. Island
5. Devil in Jersey City
6. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant
7. A Favor House Atlantic
8. Here To Mars
9. Eraser
10. The Hard Sell
11. No World For Tomorrow
12. The Audience
13. Peace to the Mountain

1. You Got Spirit, Kid
2. Everything Evil
3. Welcome Home

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