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?”
The exclusive ticket pre-sale starts on Thursday 11th October at 9.00am only at www.aloud.com
Tickets are priced at £16.50 (£17.50 London) + booking fees in all regions.
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