Bullet For My Valentine, one of the most notable metal exports to come from the United Kingdom in the last few years, will kick...

Bullet For My Valentine, one of the most notable metal exports to come from the United Kingdom in the last few years, will kick off their 2008 headlining tour on July 14 in Milwaukee, WI. The North American trek will wind down on August 16 in Detroit, MI; a second leg will run throughout September, with dates to be announed shortly.

The tour is in support of the band’s latest album “Scream Aim Fire,” which debuted at #4 in the U.S. and simultaneously in the Top 5 in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan.

Joining Bullet For My Valentine for the tour will be Bleeding Through and on select dates, Cancer Bats and Black Tide. Tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend.

With a sound that merges slamming vintage thrash metal (a la Metallica), tricky song structures (a la Iron Maiden), and roaring vocals (a la Pantera), Bullet For My Valentine have all the bases covered. The quartet – Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael “Padge” Paget (lead guitar, vocals), Jason “Jay” James (bass, vocals), and Michael “Moose” Thomas (drums) – formed in 1998 and began building a name for themselves on the strength of their 2005 full-length debut, “The Poison,” which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

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Bullet For My Valentine’s North American headlining tour (first leg):

July 14The RaveMilwaukee, WI
July 15House of BluesChicago, IL
July 16MythMinneapolis, MN
July 17The VenueFargo, ND
July 19ShrineBillings, MT
July 21The Big EasySpokane, WA
July 22Showbox SoDoSeattle, WA
July 23RoselandPortland, OR
July 25Wiltern TheatreLos Angeles, CA
July 27House of BluesSan Diego, CA
July 28House of BluesLas Vegas, NV
July 29MarqueePhoenix, AZ
July 31House of BluesDallas, TX
August 1StubbsAustin, TX
August 2Verizon WirelessHouston, TX
August 5Rams Head LiveBaltimore, MD
August 6House of BluesAtlantic City, NJ
August 8Hammerstein BallroomNew York, NY
August 9Hampton Beach CasinoHampton Beach, NH
August 11MetropolisMontreal, QC, Canada
August 12Kool HausToronto, ONT Canada
August 14House of BluesCleveland, OH
August 15Orbit RoomGrand Rapids, MI
August 16The Fillmore at State TheatreDetroit, MI