Coheed and Cambria in Boston – July 29, 2022
Progressive metal band Coheed and Cambria took over the Agganis Arena on their Boston stop of the A Window Of The Waking Mind Tour, joined by Alkaline Trio and Mothica.
Fans slowly made their way into the college arena, and those arriving early would be able to catch Mothica’s opening set. The young pop singer focused on her latest album, Nocturnal, also sharing the personal experiences that inspired songs like “VICES” and “upside”. She also took the opportunity to bring her partner on stage to celebrate his birthday with the crowd.
After a short break, it was time for the punk rock band Alkaline Trio, a detour from Mothica’s pop sounds. The band’s set was full of chaotic energy, with tracks like the opening “Warbrain”, “Calling All Skeletons” and fan favorite “Radio”. Lead by vocalist Matt Skiba, the band often addressed the crowd directly, and even acknowledged a few hiccups during the intros of a few songs. More than a few hardcore fans could be seen in the crowd, feeding off the band’s raw energy, even though the punk element felt like a mismatch at times.
Coheed and Cambria
As a giant creature slowly appeared on stage, the excitement was growing amongst fans, with Iron Maiden’s “Aces High” blasting in the background to announce the band’s arrival. The show would kick off with the opening tracks of their 2018 album The Unheavenly Creatures, as images of the story of Vaxis were shown on the screens. The set focused heavily on the story and its follow up, 2022’s A Window Of The Waking Mind, bringing the two concept albums to life through lighting and visuals.
Coheed and Cambria’s stunning stage setup blew fans away, and many described it as their most impressive show yet. The crowd was also treated to classics like “A Favor House Atlantic” and the closing “Welcome Home”, to wrap up an evening of diverse styles connected through stories about different sides of the human experience. Make sure to catch the tour as they make their way through the west coast in a city near you.