In 2008, Coheed and Cambria did a run of live shows called “Neverender”.
“Neverender” was basically a four-night concert series. It took place in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, and consisted of one of the band’s four studio albums (at that time) being played in full each night.
On the first night, they played “The Second Stage Turbine Blade”. On the second night, they played “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3”. On the third night, they played “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness” and on the fourth night they played “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow”.
Each night also had a different encore made up of some songs from the other albums and different medleys that involved an excellent cover of “The Trooper” from Iron Maiden.
In 2009, they released “Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition” a live CD/DVD box set. It contains five DVDs and four CDs featuring live footage of the concert from each night. In addition, a fifth disc features a documentary of the concert series. As far as I’m aware only 15,000 copies of these exist worldwide.
The version that I have is just two DVD’s.
This live release sits between “No World For Tomorrow” released in 2007 and “Year Of The Black Rainbow” released in 2010.
The live version of “Mother Superior” on this is excellent. They captured magic in a bottle here.
They way it starts off with the piano backing track and then Claudio comes in with the riff and it’s just him taking centre stage. Then as he sings the Chorus, the haunting backing vocals come in and then the band.
And the “Neverender” concept is still alive, with the band doing a run of shows to celebrate the anniversary of the albums in question.
For example, in 2011, they did a tour called “Neverender SSTB (2011)” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, “The Second Stage Turbine Blade”. And the concept has kept going every two years in 2013, 2015, 2017 and this year, they are doing a “S.S. Neverender Cruise” show.
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Now that would be a killer box set. What a grand idea. I kinda wish more bands thought like that as that is a treat fans would love.
These guys really have a hard core fan base and they satisfy em with their special editions.
Hey good morning Destroyer of Harmony people. Great music discussions & newsletters, thx, good job…In case anyone seeing this may be interested below is the link to my 420 special edition radio show y’day from up here in NYC. 4 hour show, commercial free except for a couple of station announcements. Makerparkradio is a local, non-profit online radio station started by some friends of mine about 3 years ago here in Staten Island, NY. My moniker is DJ Bubba Guitar, show’s called Spanning Time. I play anything & everything I want but with a name like Bubba Guitar obviously most stuff is RnR oriented, hard stuff, punk, metal, classic, modern, grunge etc etc w/ some funk & soul sprinkled in for flavor…Take care, rock on people!
Btw sorry there was nothing C & C related there, just happened to read D of H email at same time that I was going over my show from y’day so I figured I’d share, someone might like the 420 related songs that were played. Take care all…
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Amazing live DVD’s, your thoughts on Warren Haynes joining them for an encore of Welcome Home? and I loved the extended version of The Final Cut
Haynes is cool to bring in because it showcases their wide array of influences. You get a southern rock/blues rock great and they even do a cover of a metal great.
Putting the fans first. Gotta respect em for that.