Metal fans across the UK can look forward to a feast of bone crunching riffs next spring after Download stars Trivium finally announced the full British tour fans of the band have been waiting for.
In demand and in form, the US giants have barely had time to do blistering new record Shogun justice in the country which first warmed to their considerabley meaty talents.
But that will all change next March when the Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour shows cut across 16 towns and cities – including a stop at Newcastle’s o2 Academy. Several high profile support acts are in discussion with the band’s management now with label mates DevilDriver and Lamb Of God heading the list of possible openers.
“As we said at Download, the UK was the first place in the world to truly embrace Trivium and make us feel like we had a home away from home on stage,” said axe slinger Matt Heafy. “The first UK headline tours we did back in 2005 and 2006 were destructive, lethal and life-changing experiences we shared together: long sets… long tours… no frills, just our friends, our music and a good metal time.
“It’s been a very long time since we’ve done a full blown, multi-date headlining UK tour and man have we missed it. We mentioned at Download that it would be a while until we returned and 2010 is just about that time. We’re coming back with a vengeance and we’re bringing some friends and we’re playing some of our favourite venues. We hope to see you there!”
Tickets will go on sale for all shows at 9am on Monday 13 July for £16.50 regionally and £18 London from all usual box offices/ticket agents and by calling 0844 576 5483 or visiting www.livenation.co.uk/trivium
The dates are as follows:
Fri 5th Mar – Cardiff Uni
Sat 6th Mar – Nottingham Rock City
Sun 7th Mar – Stoke Victoria Hall
Mon 8th Mar – Leeds Met Uni
Wed 10th Mar – Newcastle Academy
Thu 11th Mar – Inverness Ironworks
Fri 12th Mar – Glasgow Barrowlands
Sat 13th Mar – Manchester Academy
Sun 14th Mar – Norwich UEA
Tue 16th Mar – Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Wed 17th Mar – London Koko
Thu 18th Mar – London Koko
Sat 20th Mar – Oxford Academy
Mon 22nd Mar – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 23rd Mar – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Wed 24th M ar – Bristol Academy