Energetic, ready to be back on tour, Coheed and Cambria are literally stretching the very limits of rock and roll. Their thought-provoking and innovative style continues to keep their fans and critics alike, forever guessing. Thursday, August 26 is the date of Coheed and Cambria at the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland. Openers are Porcupine Tree and the Dear Hunter, which are both great bands. However, I was slightly bummed that Torche and Circa Survive, the bands on earlier shows were not warming up the audience. Coheed and Cambria are known for epic tours—this one is perhaps the most massive to date. Their newest album, Year of the Black Rainbow afforded the guys even more license for a bigger, more intricate and inspiring live show. Their latest album is perhaps the perfect piece of work to give you, the audience, the most entertaining show you’ve ever sat through. The Year of the Black Rainbow was released in April and it is the origin or prequel of their story. It was supposed to be the final story on their ongoing concept story of “Armory Wars”. Some are calling “Rainbow” the Master of Puppets of Coheed’s career. From what the internet has been saying, this is the show to see. So, erase every Coheed show you’ve ever seen and replace it with this show. The setlist has been impressive for their past shows, including a bunch of songs off of their newest work, like “Pearl of the Stars, apparently written by Sanchez’s wife, but a great deal of their past works. They are slated for a three-song encore, however none of my sources could confirm that they performed “Running Free”. Bummer. However, the majority of information I saw stated that they did No World for Tomorrow and Welcome Home. So pack up the special booklet included in Year of the Black Rainbow, maybe Claudio will sign it, and get your ass up to Cleveland for a stimulating night of nerdforce rock.