Sterling Heights,Michigan (June 11, 2019) – Modern day progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria along with heavy rock titans Mastodon, brought their “The Unheavenly Skye Tour” to the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill Tuesday, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series.
Coheed and Cambria performed in support of their new album, 2018’s The Unheavenly Creatures, while Mastodon covered their renowned Crack the Skye album in its entirety much to the delight of the packed house.
Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning return with their new album The Unheavenly Creatures, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart and Top 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. Boasting 15 songs and over 78 minutes in length, The Unheavenly Creatures marked Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The acclaimed record is highlighted by standout tracks “The Gutter,” “Unheavenly Creatures,” “The Dark Sentencer,” and “Old Flames,” the latter of which features an official music video directed by Charles “Chas” Todd. The cinematic clip features striking choreography masterminded by Broadway luminary Jon Rua who is known for his roles in the 12-time Tony nominated Spongebob Squarepants and the Tony & Grammy® Award Winning hit musical Hamilton.
Grammy® Award-winning Mastodon have remained one of the most internationally respected and influential bands of their generation. The Atlanta quartet Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), conjure intricate lyrical conceptual odyssies interwoven with dynamic virtuosity to create their wholly unique branded style of sonic statements. Emperor Of Sand, their eighth and current studio album marks their fourth consecutive album to enter the Billboard Top 200 Album charts in the Top Ten. Since forming back in 2000, Mastodon has certainly left an indelible impact with each release including 2014’s Once More ‘Round The Sun, 2011’s The Hunter, 2009’s groundbreaking Crack The Sky, 2006’s Blood Mountain, Leviathan (2004) and Remission in 2002. They received Grammy® nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015. Their music has blasted through the Academy® Award-winning comedy The Big Short, animated blockbuster Monsters University, and sci-fi western Jonah Hex for which the group composed the score. After contributing “White Walker” to HBO’s Catch The Throne, Vol.2 mixtape, Dailor, Hinds and Kelliher appeared as “Wildlings” in a popular episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 and again in the series finale of Season 7. In short, Mastodon siphons raw emotion through the framework of immersive musical experiences that dig deep into the core of what defines all timeless rock ‘n’ roll which their devoted fans have come to love and respect.
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill: