With the title track from their upcoming album, "Scream Aim Fire," already blazing at Rock Radio, the Welsh metal-core band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announces that they will join forces with Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu on the Main Stage for "Taste of Chaos," 2008. The tour kicks off Friday, February 29 in Denver, CO, and will play more than 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada through to late April. The UK's Kerrang! magazine recently cited a Bullet show at London's Brixton Academy as one of the "100 Greatest Gigs Ever," so U.S. fans should be in for a string of sensational performances.
The "Taste of Chaos" dates will be the first North American tour for Bullet For My Valentine since early 2007 when they sold out their first headline tour this side of "the Pond." Just prior to "Taste of Chaos," B4MV will play three weeks-worth of headline dates in the UK and Europe, including a kick-off concert in their native Wales.
Bullet For My Valentine - Matthew "Matt" Tuck/vocals, Michael "Padge" Paget/Guitar, Michael "Moose" Thomas/drums, and Jason "Jay" James/Bass - saw their 2006 debut album, "The Poison" - dubbed "One of the finest debut albums in rock history" by a major UK daily - sail past the million sales mark, selling 350,000 in the U.S. alone.
"Scream Aim Fire" was produced by Colin Richardson (Machinehead, Funeral For A Friend) who also produced "The Poison," and was recorded at Sonic Ranch near El Paso, TX earlier this year. The eleven new songs are, according to frontman Tuck, "really melodic heavy metal...catchy, hooky choruses and full-on vocals, with the music being very in-your-face and heavy...it's a lot more uptempo [than 'The Poison'], a lot more aggressive."
Still a week away from the official U.S. radio "add" date, the album's title track has been the #1 Most Added track at CMJ's Loud Rock chart, and #1 Most Added at FMQB's Metal Detector chart.
With the Canadian dates to be announced in January, the confirmed itinerary for Bullet For My Valentine on the 2008 "Taste of Chaos" tour is as follows:
29 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
1 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MO
2 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
5 Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
7 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
8 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
10 The Armory, Rochester, NY
11 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
13 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA
14 Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
15 Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ
17 Patriot Center, Washington, DC
18 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
20 Nassau Coliseum, Nassau, NY
21 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
22 The Armory, Albany, NY
24 Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
25 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL
26 Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
28 USC Arena, Orlando, FL
29 Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
30 The Woodlands/Verizon, Houston, TX
1 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
3 Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
4 Concrete Street Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, TX
5 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
6 County Coliseum, El Paso, TX
9 Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, AZ
10 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
12 Event Center, San Jose, CA
13 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
15 WaMu Center, Seattle, WA