Bullet For My Valentine Invades The U.S.
The U.K. metal band released its fifth studio album, Venom, in August. The LP hit charts around the world from the U.S. to Australia to Germany.
When Pollstar chatted with vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck earlier this year he said he thought the intensity of the record would surprise fans.
“I think the only time it lets up is, probably, during the song ‘Venom’ itself, and ‘Hell Or High Water.’ Those are the songs which … [are] a lot more accessible to a non-metalhead, I guess. I think the majority of the record from start-to-finish is pummeling. … I think that will take a lot of people by surprise, coming after our last record, which was, probably, our least heavy. [This] is going to be more pounding. “No Way Out” and “You Want A Battle (Here’s A War)” – those are good indications of what the album sounds like.”
Surprised or not, the music press liked what Bullet For My Valentine served up.
Guitar World proclaimed, “With full throttle aggression and an onslaught of six-string mayhem, the disc more than lives up to its name,” while Kerrang! praised the album for injecting “a whole new life into the British Metal heroes.”
The “British Invasion Tour” begins Feb. 2 in San Diego, with support from Asking Alexandria. Here’s the plan:
Feb. 2 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Feb. 3 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Feb. 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Feb. 6 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 9 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Feb. 11 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Feb. 12 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Feb. 13 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
Feb. 16 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Feb. 17 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
Feb. 19 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Feb. 20 – Milwaukee, Wis., Eagles Ballroom
Feb. 23 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Feb. 24 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Feb. 25 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Feb. 27 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Feb. 28 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
March 1 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
March 2 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
March 3 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
March 5 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 7 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
General onsales begin Sept. 25. Visit BulletForMyValentine.com for more information.