On Tour: Bullet for My Valentine

The band boasts a crunching, melodic sound.


Fresh off the heels of their new album Venom, the four-man band is becoming heavy hitters in the hard rock/heavy metal scene. Now on their fifth album, the band continues to rage, and the material is stage worthy. One hopes the concert is not simply a showcase for the new album, but a display of songs from their entire discography, including previous release Temper Temper.

The band boasts a crunching, melodic sound, with brutal vocals courtesy of Matthew Tuck. The dual guitar work between Tuck and lead guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget is precise and on point. With backing members Michael Thomas on drums and Jaime Mathias on bass, the group’s material ebbs and flows with a great duality, which underlies the band’s sound. “We’re a hard rock band with metal influences, and I’ve said that from day one,” says Tuck.

Opening the show is England’s Asking Alexandria, the popular York, U.K., metalcore band releasing its fourth full-length album, The Black, in March. Featuring a new lead vocalist in Denis Stoff, fans are waiting in anticipation to hear the new material, especially live. From opener to closer, this is a show not to be missed by hard rock/heavy music fans. | Marc Farr

Welsh hard rockers Bullet for My Valentine are slated to take over the stage at The Pageant in St. Louis on February 21, 2016; full tour dates are listed below. Tickets for all shows are available on the band’s website: http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/.

Bullet for My Valentine Winter 2016 North American Tour Dates
02.16 | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City
02.17 | Myth Event Center, St. Paul
02.19 | House of Blues, Chicago
02.20 | The Rave/Eagles Club, Milwaukee
02.21 | The Pageant, St. Louis
02.23 | PlayStation Theater, New York
02.24 | Stage AE, Pittsburgh
02.25 | The NorVa, Norfolk VA
02.27 | House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista FL
02.28 | Iron City, Birmingham AL
03.01 | Fillmore, Silver Spring MD
03.02 | Fillmore, Philadelphia
03.03 | House of Blues, Boston
03.05 | Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
03.07 | Métropolis, Montreal QC

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