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Am I the only person who thinks the pairing of Heaven & Hell with Coheed & Cambria for a tour this summer is fan-fucking-tastic? All the emails we’ve gotten so far about the tour of the “wtf are they thinking?!” nature, but to me this lineup seems perfectly natural. Ronnie James Dio sings about demons, evil, and sorcery; Claudio Sanchez has written all of his band’s material about some crazy fantasy story no one who actually has a life can make heads or tails of. Dio has a skullet; Sanchez has beautiful, flowing, curly man-locks. Tony Iommi laid the blueprint for stoner metal with his epic, tasteful playing; Sanchez takes the torch and runs with it, never a showboat. Both bands are fucking awesome and make great music, which, truth be told, is pretty similar to one another. What am I missing here?

Slipknot taking out Coheed & Cambria… now that was a head-scratcher. But Heaven & Hell? It’s a no-brainer. If there’s such a thing as a modern version of Dio-era Sabbath, Coheed & Cambria are that band. Count me in as psyched; I’ll be there rocking out while the rest of you suckers stay home. Full list of confirmed tour dates after the jump.


7 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Arena On Sale 5/9
10 San Jose, CA Event Center Arena On Sale 5/8
11 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater On Sale 5/9
12 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater On Sale 5/11
14 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion On Sale 5/9
15 Denver, CO Red Rocks On Sale 5/9
18 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion On Sale 5/8
19 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion On Sale 5/15
21 Detroit, MI Meadow Brook Pavilion On Sale 5/8
22 Cleveland, OH Nautica Pavilion On Sale 5/8
23 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion On Sale 6/5
25 New York, NY WaMu Theater @ MSG On Sale 5/8
27 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre On Sale 5/9
28 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion On Sale 5/8

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