Prog Rockers Play Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater this Fall

St. Petersburg, FLA (August 15, 2019) – This October, 98ROCK’s Rocktoberbreast presents Coheed and Cambria and special guests The Contortionist and Astronoid. The prog rock band will be performing live on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 pm at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. 

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, August 16 at 10:00 am and are $75, $35, $32.50, $29.50. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can begin purchasing tickets on Thursday, August 15 at 10:00 am. VIP Packages are available. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the fight against breast cancer. 

Coheed and Cambria have returned to the sprawling sci-fi world of The Amory Wars with their seventh concept album (eighth overall), but with a fresh start. Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, is part of the epic universe Sanchez has created, but it’s a brand-new story. In fact, it’s the first of a “pentalogy,” — a new five-story arc which introduces bold new characters and intense new locations — brought to life in 15 songs that match the scale of the high concept. 

“I always knew I’d come back to the concept,” Claudio Sanchez remarks. “It’s been a lot of fun trying to figure out where this story falls in the timeline, who our main characters are, and finding a way to make the music help inspire some of the visuals.”

Coheed and Cambria have never been easy to pin down, genre-wise — existing at the intersection of prog, metal, and post-hardcore — and in new songs from “Love Protocol” to “It Walks Among Us,” that’s clearly still the case. For The Unheavenly Creatures, the band found creative satisfaction in abandoning any existing expectations. 

Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world-class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements, and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment, and cultural experiences.

Ledge Entertainment, LLC

Ledge specialize in producing unforgettable live music events & brand experiences for incredible companies like iHeart Media, Pernod Ricard, The United Nations Development Programme, The Minnesota Twins, and DirectTV. Founded in 2006 by music industry veteran, Mike Childs, “LEDGE” has produced more than 3,000 special events featuring top artists like the Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber, and Brantley Gilbert, in remarkable venues and locations like Alcatraz and Miami’s Bayfront Park. Ledge Entertainment is the go-to partner to handle every aspect of branded entertainment, from booking to production— and everything in between.

iHeartMEDIA Tampa 

iHeartMedia Tampa Bay owns and operates WBTP-FM, WFLZ-FM, WFLA-AM, WXTB-FM,WFUS-FM,WMTX-FM, WDAE-AM, WHNZ-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 90 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit for more company information. 

Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams or 727.490.9835.

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