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Concert Gallery: Bullet For My Valentine at The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY

October 25, 2010 by  
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Bullet For My Valentine
October 10, 2010
The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Photos by:  Jeff Gerew

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Bullet For My Valentine Cancel October 5th RI Tour Date

October 4, 2010 by  
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Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel has confirmed that the Bullet For My Valentine show scheduled for October 5th has been cancelled.  We have not received an official announcement yet nor do we know if this will impact additional dates  but rumor has it that Matt Tuck is suffering from bronchitis. 

If you purchased tickets for the Providence, RI show at Lupo’s refunds are now available at point of purchase locations.  The show will not be rescheduled.

Bullet For My Valentine Announce Tour Dates – Black Tide, Escape The Fate & Drive A to Support

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Bullet For My Valentine have announced a run of North American tour dates in September and October. In support of their latest album Fever, the  band will kick-off a 32-date tour on September 16 in Wichita, KS at The Cotillion.  Escape the Fate, Black Tide and Drive A will open all shows.
Bullet For My Valentine Fall Tour Dates:

September 16              Wichita, KS                 The Cotillion
September 17              Oklahoma City, OK      Diamond Ballroom
September 18              Houston, TX                 Warehouse Live
September 19              Austin, TX                    Stubbs
September 21              Tampa, FL                   The Ritz Ybor
September 23              Orlando, FL                  House Of Blues
September 24              Charlotte, NC               The Fillmore
September 25              Washington, DC           9:30 Club
September 26              Norfolk, VA                  The Norva
September 28              Scranton, PA               Cultural Center
September 30              Philadelphia, PA           Electric Factory
October 1                    New York, NY              Roseland Ballroom
October 2                    Albany, NY                  Armory
October 3                    Atlanta, GA                  *WKLS radio show / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
October 5                    Providence RI               Lupo’s
October 6                    Montréal                      Metropolis
October 8                    Toronto                        Sound Academy                      
October 9                    Cleveland, OH              Tower City Amphitheatre
October 10                  Buffalo, NY                   Town Ballroom
October 12                  Indianapolis, IN             Egyptian Room
October 13                  Madison, WI                 Orpheum Theatre
October 14                  Fargo, ND                    The Venue
October 15                  Winnipeg, MB              The Garrick
October 17                  Edmonton, AB             Edmonton Events Centre
October 18                  Calgary, AB                 McEwen Hall @ University Of Calgary
October 20                  Vancouver, BC             Commodore Ballroom
October 21                  Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory
October 22                  Seattle, WA                 Showbox Sodo
October 23                  Portland, OR                Roseland
October 25                  Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory
October 26                  Reno, NV                     Knitting Factory
October 27                  Los Angeles, CA          Palladium

Bullet For My Valentine Concert Photos – Comcast Center/Hartford, CT

August 24, 2009 by  
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Bullet For My Valentine
Mayhem Fest
August 8, 2009
Comcast Centre – Hartford, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette
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Mayhem Fest – Midwest Bank Amphitheatre/Tinley Park, IL

August 10, 2009 by  
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With the  Rockstar Mayhem Fest Tour in full swing TWRY staff photographer Tasha Schalk headed out to the Tinley Park, IL show to capture some of the madness.  Check out her insane concert photos of the four main stage acts below (Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine).

Marilyn Manson
Mayhem Fest
July 26, 2009
Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk
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Mayhem Fest
July 26, 2009
Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
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Killswitch Engage
Mayhem Fest
July 26, 2009
Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk
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Bullet For My Valentine
Mayhem Fest
July 26, 2009
Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
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Taste of Chaos 2008

March 21, 2008 by  
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tocmainTaste of Chaos
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Blessthefall, Bullet For My Valentine & More
March 21, 2008
Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

On Friday March 21st, Taste of Chaos rolled into The Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA for what has become an annual rock n’ roll pilgrimage. As I rounded the corner of the venue an hour after doors had opened and the line was still wrapped around the venue, it was proof enough that these kids were not messin’ around. Taste of Chaos is pretty much the all you can eat buffet of rock n’ roll, blending the best of different genres from metal to melodic rock to put on one amazing night of live music. On this particular night the crowd would see eight bands, talk about some bang for your buck.

Starting out the evening was a trio of Japanese bands: D’espairsRay, MUCC, and The Underneath, each treating the crowd to a diverse style of rock sounds, it was clear they were proud to be there and left everything they had on stage. All three bands performed with high energy and looked quite comfortable on stage, engaging in some crowd interaction between songs and communicating via the one true international language…music.

D’espairsRay MUCC

Between set changes, where Idiot Pilot would normally take the stage, one of the Ernie Ball finalist bands Vallon played. Not sure why Idiot Pilot couldn’t make the gig but Vallon was happy to take their slot playing to a almost full venue at this point and probably the largest crowd they’ve ever faced. It was probably the most exciting night of their life.

It was about this time that the crowd surfing began. While most venues in New England have put the kibosh on crowd surfing, The Tsongas Arena kicks it old school and allows kids to surf the crowd until their hearts are content (or smothered!). Some people dig this, and obviously some don’t. Music purists would say that it’s part of the experience, however, the kids that waited outside in the cold for hours and hours to be in the front only to be kicked in the head by a passing surfer might see it differently. Crowd surfing isn’t really an integral part of the experience for all music fans so this is one that we’ll have to call a draw on. By this point, kids were already being feverishly pulled out of the general admission pit in desperate need of a breathe of air, a gallon of water, and on occasion, a medic.

Next up, hailing from the UK, metalcore badasses Bullet For My Valentine. Undoubtedly a lot of the crowd had come for one band and one band only – and this was them. Their stage show was bare bones, letting their music and attitude do the talking for them. Lead singer Matt Tuck did take a few opportunities to flash the dual bird to the crowd, but hey, it was all in the name of rock. With rock star poses and the chops to back it up their set was among the best of the night.

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One thing that was a bit different this year and years past was the disappearance of the revolving stage which made for a smooth transition between each act.  Instead, the bands that drew the short end of the stick were stuck on a shortened part of the stage coined “stage 2” playing to half of the crowd while the other side of the crowd looked on, left wondering what was going on.

Following a band like Bullet For My Valentine isn’t easy but Screamo Christian metal kings Blessthefall weren’t worried about it, they played through their set with reckless abandon with lead singer Mike Frisby playing to the masses.  He was settled high on the speakers using every inch of the shortened second stage to unleash their madness. Shortly into the set he would become one with the audience egging the crowd to participate in what has become Blessthefall’s staple – the “wall of death” mosh pit. High energy from song to song made their set pass in an instant, it’s no wonder these guys were a quick favorite on last years Warped tour, their energy is infectious and overwhelming at the same time.

When Atreyu hit the stage, the crowd was at full capacity and the band was bouncing off the walls with their energy. Bringing to the tour a bit more melodic rock than the metal parade that preceded them they certainly weren’t holding anything back. When it comes to crowd participation, it was clear which side of the argument Atreyu was on, some of the first words out of lead singer Alex Varkatzas mouth was…”let’s see how many of you can surf the crowd during this song.” What would follow was nothing short of amazing, kid after kid after kid came flying towards the stage, the security staff was on fire pulling them out one after the other, some kids probably over and over again. After that it was a sea of fists pumping in unison as Atreyu rocked through a collection of songs from their latest album “Lead Sails Paper Anchor.” and tossing in some older hits for good measure.


As the big screen counted down the seconds until Avenged Sevenfold would take the stage, the energy was permeable. While this was probably not one of the easiest shows to photograph in terms of kids flying overhead left and right, it was definitely an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. As we stood underneath the black curtain up against the stage right before it dropped the stage started to fill with smoke. Avenged Sevenfold had entered the building. Smoke..check. Pyro…check. Skull and crossbones…check. Opening with lead singer M. Shadows at the piano, it would be the one and only time all evening that he would stay still for that long, the rest of the evening would have him bouncing to every corner of the stage only giving up center stage long enough for guitar duo Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance to win over the crowd with their signature dueling guitars. The rhythm section of bassist Johnny Christ and Drummer “The Reverend” were the most enigmatic members of the band, Christ swaggering around the stage but keeping a comfy distance from the front and the Rev fulling immersed in his massive kit.

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Known for their rabid fanbase and grassroots rise to success Avenged Sevenfold performed a solid set of tunes new and old and mixed and mingled with the crowd between songs. The personal interaction gave the feeling of a much more intimate setting.

At the end of the night I’m pretty sure every one left the Tsongas Arena feeling as if they just got their ass handed to them by a rock and roll army, and really, would they want it any other way?


Full gallery of photos from the show here

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