Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria brought their summer co-headlining tour to Festival Pier in Philadelphia on July 18th, 2018, joined by supporting act The Story So Far. This lineup packed the pier with fans of all ages ready for a good old-fashioned rock’n roll show.
The Story So Far, who formed in California in 2007 and got their name from a New Found Glory Song, launched the evening, as well as energizing the crowd, started with their 13-song set which included a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.” The raucous crowd began crowd surfing from the moment they started performing.
Taking Back Sunday was next up on this night and got things started with “What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost” and “Error: Operator.” Lead singer Adam Lazzara paced back and forth across the stage whipping his mic around just to have it always end up perfectly in his hands in time to start the next set of lyrics. The band invigorated the crowd with some of their classic songs like “You’re So Last Summer,” “Cute Without the E” and “Timberwolves at New Jersey.” They ended their night with their biggest hit to date “MakeDamnSure.”
After the intro “Prologue,” headliner Coheed and Cambria emerged to an already raucous crowd. From under that mound of hair, Claudio Sanchez, started their first single in three years “The Dark Sentencer,” from their newest album, Vaxis Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which will be released in October of this year (2018). After starting their set with something new, the band ran off a bunch of fan favorites with almost no breaks between songs. Some of those songs included “Here We Are Juggernaut,” “Devil In New Jersey,” “The Suffering,” and the slow jam “Wake Up.” The show ended after the song ‘Welcome Home’ that include a blistering guitar solo by Sanchez. This definitely is a summer show that any rock fan would not want to miss.