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02 Aug

Bullet For My Valentine Announce Second Leg of North American Tour

The legendary Bullet for My Valentine have thrilled their massive North American fan base with the exciting news of their return to US and Canadian soil this fall for the HardDrive Radio Outbreak Tour!  Kicking off on September 28th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, the Welsh metalers will bring their hard-hitting and must-see live show to 22 select cities throughout the 5-week excursion throughout North America, making its final stop at The State Theater in Portland, OR, on November 3rd.  Bullet For My Valentine has spent the majority of this calendar year on a world tour that comes in support of their new album, Temper Temper, which features several charting singles and instant fan-favorites, including “Riot”, “Temper Temper”, “P.O.W.”, and the current chart climber, “Breaking Point”.  A full list of tour dates for Bullet For My Valentine’s upcoming HardDrive Radio Outbreak Tour can be found below.

For drummers especially, this upcoming tour carries the additional excitement of, Pearl artist, Michael “Moose” Thomas returning to command the center of Bullet For My Valentine’s stage with his blistering footwork, flashy drum fills and sheer dominance behind the kit practically stealing the show.  Armed with his custom Reference Series drum set, Moose’s rock-solid drumming and exhilarating live show have made him one of the most popular drummers in modern metal music, and a major factor behind Bullet For My Valentine’s highly popular-yet-heavy sound.    As he has throughout the entire tenure of the ‘Temper Temper World Tour’, Moose will be bringing his custom Reference Series drums along for the HardDrive Radio Outbreak Tour.  Moose has relied on the innovative Reference Series line of drums for the last several recording sessions and touring cycles with Bullet For My Valentine, turning to the individual blend of varying shell components found in each drum in the Reference Series line to achieve the exact tones necessary to provide that signature Bullet For My Valentine sound.  Moose’s full specs are as follow:

Reference Series:
Dark Purple Lacquer (matte)
w/ Black Hardware

22x18 bass drum x2
8x8 rack tom
10x9 rack tom
12x9 rack tom
16x16 floor tom (x2)
20x14 gong drum
14x7 Reference Series snare drum

For more information on Michael “Moose” Thomas and Bullet For My Valentine, please be sure to visit the band’s official website,  Also be sure to pick up a copy of the band’s latest album, Temper Temper, which is available at all major music retailers. 

Bullet For My Valentine: HardDrive Radio Outbreak Tour

09.28. Club Nokia- Los Angeles, CA
09.29. SOMA- San Diego, CA
10.01. Roseland Theatre- Portland, OR
10.02. Showbox Sodo- Seattle, WA
10.03. Knitting Factory- Spokane, WA
10.05. MacEwan Hall- Calgary, AB
10.07. Burton Cummings Theatre- Winnipeg, MB
10.08. The Venue- Fargo, ND
10.10. Orpheum- Madison, WI
10.12. The Fillmore- Detroit, MI
10.14. House Of Blues- Cleveland, OH
10.15. LC Pavilion- Columbus, OH
10.16. Freedom Hall- Lancaster, PA
10.18. Paramount Theater- Huntington, NY
10.19. The Dome- Wallingford, CT
10.20. Mid Hudson Civic Center- Poughkeepsie, NY
10.22. Starland Ballroom- Sayreville, NJ
10.24. House Of Blues- Myrtle Beach, SC
10.30. Norva Theatre- Norfolk, VA
11.01. Hampton Beach Casino- Hampton Beach, NH
11.02. Metropolis- Montreal, QC
11.03. State Theater- Portland, ME