Coheed and Cambria Announce Massive Neverender Box Set Release
Columbia Records is excited to announce that on March 3, 2009, Coheed and Cambria will release Neverender, The Children of the Fence box set, a release that is possibly as ambitious as the event itself.
Neverender marked the triumphant culmination of the band's four-part interconnecting concept album cycle. The historic 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.
The 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 10x10 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, using only what was laid down over those nights, including a few flaws, but ultimately showing how incredibly talented Coheed and Cambria are as a live act. 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.
Coheed and Cambria begin a tour with Slipknot on Jan, 23rd.