The heavy-metal rockers behind Bullet For My Valentine are dropping their sixth studio album, Gravity, this fall, and have just announced two legs of the tour across Europe and North America.
This weekend marks the metalcore band’s first round of tour dates, kicking-off at Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville show in Florida. Next, they will cross most of the East Coast with opening acts Trivium and Toothgrinder before making stops in Europe, hitting the UK, Finland, Netherlands, and more. The first part of their tour will wrap up at Tokyo’s Summersonic Festival in Japan on August 19.
In-between these dates, and the previously-announced shows in Europe, is the U.S. ‘Gravity Tour.’ On September 13, the band will hit the states, starting off in Kansas City, Missouri, and will make stops in big cities like Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. Las Vegas, Nevada is the last date scheduled on October 16 before Bullet For My Valentine heads to Germany. While abroad, they will be joined by Of Mice & Men.
Gravity is set to drop on June 29 via Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Lead vocalist Matt Tuck explained that with this album, he took a different songwriting approach, compared to their 2015 record, Venom.
“I think initially it’s going to take a lot of people by surprise by the way it sounds and the instrumentation we’ve incorporated into it this time,” Tuck told Loudersound. “But I think as soon as the dust settles and people get to live with it… it’s a corker. It rocks… it sounds incredible. It sonically sounds better than anything we’ve ever done.”
So far, singles “Over It” and “Piece Of Me” have been released. The rockers are best-known for 2006 record, Posion, which features their hit single “Tears Don’t Fall,” as well as “All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me).” Other notable tracks include the 2012 song “Your Betrayal” of Fever, and their most recent 2015 song, “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War,” from Venom.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Bullet For My Valentine: With Toothgrinder + Trivium
April 28: Sunrise, FL @ Ft. Rock
April 29: Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
May 1: Knoxville, TN @ The International
May 2: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
May 4: Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 5: Virginia Beach, VA @ WNOR/FM99 Lunatic Luau
May 6: Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
May 8: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
May 10: Portland, ME @ Aura
May 11: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 12: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 15: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
May 17: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 18: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
May 19: Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
Fall 2018 Tour: With Special Guests TBA
September 13: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s
September 15: St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
September 18: St. Louis, MO @ The Paegant
September 20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
September 21: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
September 22: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
September 24: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
September 25: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
September 27: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
September 30: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
October 2: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 3: Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall
October 4: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 7: Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
October 9: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
October 10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
October 14: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
October 16: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues