Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have announced a run of U.S. headlining dates and festival appearances for 2023
The trek will feature support from alternative metal act FROM ASHES TO NEW and will immediately follow BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s previously announced Canadian tour with MEGADETH and ONI.
The newly announced BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE dates can be found below.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE tour dates with FROM ASHES TO NEW:
05/18 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/19 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte (no From Ashes To New)
05/21 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05/22 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
05/24 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (no From Ashes To New)
05/25 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival
05/28 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
With MEGADETH and ONI:
04/26 Everett, WA – Angel Of The Winds Arena
04/28 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
04/29 Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
05/01 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
05/02 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
05/04 Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
05/05 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Live Centre
05/08 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
05/09 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/10 Quebec City , QC – Centre Videotron
05/11 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
05/15 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck believes it’s “in the cards” that his band will become the next METALLICA. And he doesn’t mind if it means waiting another 20 years for it to happen.
In a June 2022 talk with the Mark And Me Podcast, Matt said: “I would absolutely, in my heart, want to be around in 20 years’ time and headlining all these festivals that Metallica has done for years. I think it’s in the cards.
“I think it’s just being patient and waiting for certain bands to hang up the guitars and [make way for] the younger generation.”
He added: “Even though we’ve been doing it for 20 years, we’re still by no means an old band, which, again, is amazing. We’re ready to go, but again, it’s just being patient. And I’d like to think that we will be there, but it’s got to be for the right reasons, and everyone’s got to be happy in their hearts.”
Tuck went on to say that it’s not about the money and fame aspects of being in a successful metal band. “I kind of realized that I’ve got to enjoy what I’m doing, first and foremost,” he explained. “It’s more just like, ‘Am I enjoying this? Am I happy? Do I feel content? And am I rewarded?’ And if it’s all yes, then hell yeah, I’m all about it.”
The BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman got his start in a METALLICA cover band, which he believes was the catalyst to bring him into a life of creating heavy music. “From the moment I heard Metallica’s Black Album, that was when I knew I wanted to do what I do today,” he recalled.
“It was a very, very kind of life-changing moment for me, discovering that band, and then I just went on my musical journey. Anything with guitars, anything that was loud, anything which had attitude.”
Below you can check out BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s June 26th performance from last year’s “Hellfest” in Clisson, France as well as their May 23rd intimate concert at Blondie’s Bar in London, England. The small, intimate bar show was part of Kerrang!‘s ‘The K! Pit’ series of performances.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE released an all new deluxe edition of their latest self-titled album on August 5th of last year which features a total of five extra bonus tracks.