BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ANNOUNCES HEADLINING MONSTER ENERGY’S OUTBREAK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLACK VEIL BRIDES
PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY AND HARDDRIVE LIVE
(New York- June 24, 2013) United Stations Radio Networks’ nationally syndicated radio show hardDrive announces today upcoming tour dates for their fifth annual 2013 hardDrive Live Tour with headlining Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine, main support Black Veil Brides and openers TBA . The tour will kick off September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia. The tour is produced by Ledge Entertainment. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28th. Find tour dates listed below and visit www.harddrivelivetour.com for more information, tour updates and more.
Matt Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine was asked about a highlight along the first leg of the tour: “This whole tour has been a highlight, it’s probably been the most successful, enjoyable tour we’ve ever done in America, so to pick one would be an insult to the rest of the tour, it’s been amazing.” On touring this next leg with Black Veil Brides, the singer commented: “It’s great, it’s going to be a great tour. They’re a young band, they’ve got a great buzz going on about them, especially over here in the states, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Bullet fans take to the guys, which I’m sure they’ll be just fine, so it’s going to be a great tour.”
Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides added “Doing a co-headline tour with a band like Bullet for My Valentine that we look up to and truly are appreciative of what they do in their music, I mean, we’re all fans. And we got to know those guys a couple years ago in England, so we’re so excited. If you’re a fan of the kind of music we make, there couldn’t be a better tour.”
Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine’s fourth studio album TEMPER TEMPER (RCA Records) released earlier this year debuted at #1 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #4 on the Alternative Albums chart, #5 on the Rock Albums chart, and #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. The band recently shot a brand new video for their new single “Breaking Point” while in Dallas during the first leg of the HardDrive Live tour directed by Adam Rothlein. Click here to watch it now. Loudwire raved of their performance on the HardDrive Live tour, “The Welsh rockers melted faces with speedy riffs and had fans crowd surfing their hearts out,” at the sold out New York show at Roseland. Produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park / Pearl Jam) their new album TEMPER TEMPER has received tremendous critical acclaim: Revolver writes “Matt Tuck & Co. unleash pure rock fury,” Noiscreep states “UK Metallers Make Triumphant Return” and ” USA Today raves “This Welsh band rose through the modern metal ranks, balancing old-school shredding with metalcore aggression. The group’s fourth album hits like a shot through the heart but still can shift from guttural growls to adamantine harmonies in seconds.” Artist Direct glows in a 5 out of 5 star review: “Bullet For My Valentine are at the top of their own game …they’re destined to take over the entire genre with this one… (the album) expertly fuses the quartet’s signature tight, technical thrash with the biggest hooks of their career.” And Loudwire continues: Not only will this album truly rock you, it also feels tailor-made for the stage.” www.bulletformyvalentine.com, www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine, www.twitter.com/bfmvofficial. Press photos and more available at www.rcarecordspress.com.
Black Veil Brides are riding the success of their third full-length album, Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones, released via Lava Records/Republic Records and landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week. Upon release, the album also soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones has been getting rave reviews with Billboard stating “at the core, it’s blazing prog metal flaunting twinned guitar solos as the quintet gallop through defiant anthems…” The first single from the album “In The End” is currently in the Top 15 at Active Rock radio and the video, which can be seen here, has been viewed over 12 million times. The album was produced by John Feldmann who has worked with the likes of The Used, Neon Trees, Panic! At The Disco, and The Veronicas, among others. Black Veil Brides recently just won their third Revolver Golden God Award making them the first band to ever win 3 consecutive years in a row. The band has released two other albums previously, Set The World On Fire and We Stitch These Wounds.
HardDrive with Lou Brutus debuted on July 5, 1996. With 120 radio stations broadcasting the show, HardDrive is America’s longest running new rock show supporting the careers of hundreds of groups from Korn to Five Finger Death Punch. Multi-platinum metal band Slipknot received some of their first national airplay on the two-hour weekend syndicated show. United Stations acquired the series in 2001, and in 2007 originator / producer Roxy Myzal developed the much longer, five-night-a-week brand extension, HardDrive XL, also featuring Lou Brutus. Myzal has been awarded RadioContraband’s Non-Traditional Rock Programmer of the Year for 2011 & 2012.
United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (“USRN”) is America’s leading independently owned and operated radio network. USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 5000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country. The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville. USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.
About Monster Outbreak Tour:
Launched in February 2011 as a branded tour pairing emerging music artists with fan friendly ticket prices, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is produced by music/entrepreneurial firm Idol Roc Entertainment. The culturally relevant, forward thinking tour brand, which resonates with fans of multiple music genres, has already brought forth tours and one-offs headlined by notable acts such as Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly, Wale, Of Mice & Men, and Mobb Deep in 500 – 5K capacity North American venues. Outbreak has proved to be a resounding success thus far, and with aggressive plans to expand into the EDM and indie rock genres in 2013, the tour is further positioned to make its mark on a wide array of music fans looking to discover the stars of tomorrow.
About Monster Energy:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy
Monster Energy Outbreak/hardDrive Live Fall Tour Dates:
Sat 9/28/2013 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Tue 10/01/2013 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Wed 10/02/2013 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Thu 10/03/2013 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Tue 10/08/2013 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Thu 10/10/2013 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
Tue 10/15/2013 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
Sun 10/20/2013 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
Thu 10/24/2013 N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Sat 11/02/2013 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Sun 11/03/2013 Portland, ME @ State Theater
More dates to be announced…
Tour site: See www.harddrivelivetour.com
Tickets on sale Friday, June 28th, 2013