the group’s historic concert stand in NYC.
By Blurt Staff
Coming March 3: Coheed and Cambria
are prepping to release Neverender, The
Children of the Fence box set.
Neverender marked the
culmination of the band’s four-part interconnecting concept album cycle. The
four-night event featured the band performing each of their four albums in
their entirety on consecutive nights, October 22-25 2008 at New York’s Terminal 5,
and was the first time that Coheed had performed the saga that connects the
albums in order. The band performed every song they have ever written, many
never before or rarely before played, in front of nearly 11,000 of their most
passionate fans, who flew in from all over the world, organized for months in
advance to carpool and share hotel rooms, lined up all day in the rain to get
the best spots on the floor. Selling out in three hours, Neverender‘s New
York dates prompted a tide of demand that spawned three other
sold-out Neverender stands, in LA, Chicago and London.
box set documents the New York stand (as well as clips from all three other
cities) in one massive package that will include four live DVDs, four live
audio CDs, one documentary DVD, a 10 x 10 hardcover 48-page photo book and a
7-1/2″ custom metal dragonfly. A condensed two-disc DVD will also be made
available. Pre-sales for the box began on Friday, Dec 12. Fans who pre-order it
will get their names included on a “Children of the Fence” page
inside the book. The first 3,000 copies will be signed by the band.
The concerts were recorded and mixed without any overdubs of any kind. The box
set includes b-roll footage with dozens of interviews and a special appearance
by Warren Haynes, famed guitarist of Gov’t Mule and the Allman Bros, who joined
the band during their encore on the final night of the event – and the band
returned the favor last weekend when it was a featured performer at Haynes’
annual Christmas Jam benefit concert in Asheville, NC.
and Cambria begin a tour with Slipknot on Jan.