Kerrang!, the UK’s biggest selling music weekly magazine, have created another stellar line up for February next year featuring headliners Black Veil Brides,  Chiodos, Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers.  

Following the success of the 2012 tour, which featured New Found Glory, The Blackout, letlive and While She Sleeps, this year’s line-up features some of this year’s most talked about and hotly tipped bands.

Black Veil Brides will head back across the Atlantic to headline the Kerrang! Tour after having a phenomenal year. They headlined their biggest UK tour to date and gained huge acclaim for their album Set The World On Fire

Their new album Wretched And Divine will be released in early 2013 and frontman Andy Biersack said: “I’m really excited to be part of the Kerrang! Tour 2013. It’s really cool to be a part of something that has so much history that its reputation has crossed the Atlantic. Kerrang! have really supported us since day one, that it feels like we have a really great relationships together.  Our live show is a huge part of our band. We’ll be arriving battle-ready!”

Next February, Black Veil Brides will be joined by Michigan-based outfit Chiodos. The band recently announced their reunited lineup of Craig Owens (vocals), Bradley Bell (keyboards), Jason Hale (guitar), Pat McManaman (guitar), Matt Goddard (bass) and Derrick Frost (drums). On the Kerrang! Tour, Chiodos will return to the UK to perform together with this line-up, for the first time since early 2009. At the upcoming shows, the band will be performing songs from their first two albums, All’s Well That Ends Well and Bone Palace Ballet – which combined have sold over 500,000 units worldwide.

Also joining the Kerrang! tour are the brilliant Sydney five-piece Tonight Alive. From supporting the likes of Lostprophets and The Blackout, to headlining their own tour, Tonight Alive just released their debut album What Are You Scared Of? produced by Mark Trombino and featuring Mark Hoppus from Blink 182.

Completing the line-up are Kerrang! Best British Newcomer Nominees Fearless Vampire Killers.  Following a unanimous vote of support for their debut album from the UK media – including a KKKK review in Kerrang! their debut album Militia Of The Lost went on to chart at No. 31 in the Official UK Rock Chart on the week of the album’s release.

James McMahon, editor of Kerrang! said: “It wasn’t hard to pick the bill for this Kerrang! Tour. We just listened to our readers, then approached the bands they spoke to us most excitedly about. Between Black Veil Brides and Fearless Vampire Killers, that’s 50% of our mailbag on any given week. Chiodos feature Craig Owens and if I had a pound for every time someone asked Kerrang! for a Craig Owens poster, I’d have more than enough money to buy some of those nice new Converse, while Tonight Alive aren’t far behind at all: they’re at least a shoe, maybe a shoe and a half. Anyway, this is the strongest tour we’ve ever had. It’s going to an absolute blast. Why is it not February already?”

Tickets for the Kerrang! 2013 tour go on general sale Friday 12th October at 9am – available at  and  / 0844 811 0051 and  / 0844 826 2826.

The exclusive ticket pre-sale starts on Thursday 11th October at 9.00am only at

Tickets are priced at £16.50 (£17.50 London) + booking fees in all regions.

February 2013

Sun      03                    Cardiff Uni Great Hall                     0292 078 1458

Mon    04                    Manchester Academy                  0161 832 1111

Tue      05                    Bristol O2 Academy                        0844 477 2000

Thu      07                    Southampton Guildhall                  02380 632 601

Fri        08                    Norwich UEA                                     01603 508 050

Sat      09                    Liverpool O2 Academy                  0844 477 2000

Sun      10                    Glasgow O2 Academy                  0844 499 9990

Tue      12                    Newcastle O2 Academy               0844 477 2000

Wed    13                    Sheffield O2 Academy                   0844 477 2000

Thu      14                    Birmingham O2 Academy             0844 477 2000

Fri        15                    London O2 Academy Brixton        0844 477 2000