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Thursday, August 20 2015 23:53

COHEED and CAMBRIA go Back-to-School - "You've Got Spirit, Kid"

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Are the members of COHEED and CAMBRIA a little old to be in High School? Yes, but that doesn't matter in the new video for "You've Got Spirit, Kid" - a short that finds them taking on some bullies in true 80s teen movie fashion. I do need to point out that this one isn't for the kids, because while the song is super-catchy, there is a language thing happening - so beware of that. Check out the new video below, along with some comments from the band. The new COHEED and CAMBRIA record, THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN, is out October 16.

“Our video for ‘You Got Spirit, Kid’ gave us a chance to showcase a relaxed side of the band’s personality. With our love for ‘80s nostalgia, we decided to approach the treatment in a John Hughes or Steven Spielberg type fashion, allowing the spirit of youth and camaraderie to shine in each frame.”Claudio Sanchez

Coheed and Cambria on tour:

  • August 20     Gampel, Switzerland     Open Air Gampel Festival
  • August 21     Hasselt, Belgium     Pukkelpop
  • August 28     Denver, CO     Riot Fest
  • September 11     Chicago, IL     Riot Fest
  • September 13     Sterling Heights, MI    Chill on the Hill
  • September 19     Toronto, ON     Riot Fest
  • October 11     Asbury Park, NJ     Stone Pony Summerstage *
  • October 13     Cincinnati, OH     Bogart’s **
  • October 14     St. Louis, MO     The Pageant **
  • October 17     Wichita, KS     The Cotillion Ballroom **
  • October 18     Sioux Falls, SD     The District **
  • October 25     Sacramento, CA     Aftershock Festival
  • October 31     Phoenix, AZ     Monster Mash Music Festival
  • November 6     Austin, TX     Fun Fun Fun Fest

* - w/Glassjaw & Thank You Scientist
** - w/Cursive & Thank You Scientist

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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