Following their face-melting main stage appearance at the Download Festival this weekend, Florida’s finest Trivium are thrilled to announce their headlining return to Europe* in Autumn 2012. Bringing with them friends renowned for roof-raising live performances and deliberately playing smaller than usual venues, the tour is set to be a smokin’ hot night out.
Special guests are Californian metalcore masters As I Lay Dying, Century Media headbangers Caliban, and the hotly-tipped Upon A Burning Body.
Trivium overlord Matt Heafy says, “A great tour is built from the ground up. We hope you agree that this is a killer line-up! All four bands have crushing live shows and are ready to destroy! This is a metal tour for the real fans – we hope to see you at the shows!”
“It's not very often that lineup like this works out for a club tour. I can't wait to get on stage knowing the crowds will be pumped getting a great show from start to finish. That coupled with being on the road with our friends in Trivium again gives me plenty to look forward to!” enthuses Tim Lambesis, throat-shredding vocalist for As I Lay Dying.
Fast-rising Texan metalheads Upon A Burning Body can’t wait to hit the road. Frontman Danny Leal comments, “we are super excited to be doing this run with Trivium and As I Lay Dying in the fall. We have all been huge fans for years of these bands so this is definitely a very big deal for us. We hope to make a ton of new fans and have an all around great time! Europe and the UK get stoked, ‘cause we are coming back to see you. HELLS YEAH!”
The UK leg kicks off the European run as follows:
[*] Mon 15th Oct – MANCHESTER - HMV Ritz
[*] Tue 16th Oct – GLASGOW - O2 ABC
[*] Wed 17th Oct – BIRMINGHAM – HMV Institute
[*] Fri 19th Oct – BRISTOL - Academy
[*] Sat 20th Oct – NORWICH - UEA
[*] Sun 21st Oct – LONDON – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
UK tickets are available on pre-sale from Wednesday 13th June and go on general sale on Friday 15th June. On sale from all good box offices and venues direct, fans can also buy online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketweb.co.uk and www.gigsinscotland.com.
After the UK, the tour steamrolls across Europe, calling at:
[*] Mon 22nd Oct – BRUSSELS, Belgium - AB
[*] Tue 23rd Oct – PARIS, France - La Bataclan
[*] Thu 25th Oct – TILBURG, Holland – 013
[*] Fri 26th Oct – HERFORD, Germany – Club X
[*] Sat 27th Oct – STUTTGART, Germany – LKA Longhorn
[*] Sun 28th Oct – COLOGNE, Germany – Live Music Hall
[*] Wed 7th Nov – BERLIN, Germany – Huxley’s
[*] Thu 8th Nov – HAMBURG, Germany – Docks
[*] Sat 10th Nov – CHEMNITZ, Germany – Südbahnhof
[*] Sun 11th Nov – MUNICH, Germany – Backstage Werk
[*] Mon 12th Nov – MILAN, Italy – Live Club
[*] Tue 13th Nov – SLOTHURN, Switzerland - Kofmehl
[*] Wed 14th Nov – VIENNA, Austria – Gasometer Wien
[*] Fri 16th Nov – BARCELONA, Spain – Sala Apolo
[*] Sat 17th Nov – BILBAO, Spain – Santana 27
[*] Sun 18th Nov – MADRID, Spain - Riviera
* All dates are headlined by Trivium except Germany, Austria, and Switzerland which are co-headlined by As I Lay Dying.
European tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit: www.ticketmaster.es (Spain),www.livenation.it (Italy), www.eventim.de (Germany), www.abconcerts.be (Belgium), and www.avosbillets.com (France). Further European dates are expected to be announced later this month.
In other Trivium news, the band were delighted to take home a coveted Metal Hammer Golden God Award for ‘Best Video’ for the title track single ‘In Waves’ at last night’s ceremony. You can watch the video online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dqUqfPSDlg.
Bassist Paolo Gregoletto is joining the staff of Bass Guitar Magazine, the UK’s only print title devoted to bass, as a regular columnist from the magazine's July issue (on sale from 27th June). Like BGM's other writers, who are professional, working bassists with tons of recording, composing, and touring experience to offer the readership, Paolo will be writing about his technique, gear, and live performances, with a focus on practical advice for the working bass player. Stay tuned to www.bassguitarmagazine.com for updates.