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08 Feb

Bullet For My Valentine to Headline 2013 HardDrive Live Tour

Welsh metalers Bullet For My Valentine, featuring Pearl artist Michael “Moose” Thomas on drums, have announced their US tour dates which will find the band headlining the 2013 HardDrive Live Tour!  The tour, which kicks off April 12th at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, and will continue on to make 23 stops through its 6-week span before coming to a close at The Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI on May 22nd.  Bullet For My Valentine will be out in support of their new album, Temper Temper, which is scheduled to hit the shelves on February 12th courtesy of RCA Records.  The band’s first single from the new album, “Riot”, has been racing up the Rock Charts since its release, and currently resides at the No. 24 position on the Active Rock Charts.  Temper Temper is currently available for pre-sale at

The 2013 HardDrive Live tour will find Michael “Moose” Thomas slamming away behind another Reference Series masterpiece, this one finished in a custom dark purple lacquer and boldly detailed with black hardware.  The Reference Series has been Michael’s go-to shell selection since their inception into the Pearl lineup back in 2006.  Through the individuality of each drum in the Reference Series, Moose is able to achieve the exact tones he’s looking for- the crisp highs of his smaller toms, through the warmer tones of his middle sized toms, down to the deep lows of his floor toms, gong drum, and bass drums.  Moose’s full specs are as follow:

Reference Series
Dark Purple Lacquer with Black hardware

8x7 rack tom
10x8 rack tom
12x8 rack tom
16x16 floor tom (x2)
22x18 bass drum (x2)
20x14 gong drum
14x6.5 Reference Series snare drum (wood)

For more information on Bullet For My Valentine and Michael “Moose” Thomas, please be sure to visit the band’s official website,  Also be sure to take a peek at the band’s US tour schedule which can be found below.  See you on the road Moose! 

HardDrive Live Tour 2013
04.12. Fillmore Auditorium- Denver, CO
04.13. The Great Saltair- Magna, UT
04.14. Revolution Event Center- Garden City, ID
04.16. Grand Sierra Resort Theatre- Reno, NV
04.17. Warfield Theatre- San Francisco, CA
04.19. Fox Theater- Pomona, CA
04.21. The Marquee- Tempe, AZ
04.23. House Of Blues- Dallas, TX
04.24. Warehouse Live- Houston, TX
04.30. Roseland Ballroom- New York, NY
05.01. The Palladium- Worcester, MA
05.03. The Fillmore Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD
05.04. Charlotte Motor Speedway- Concord, NC
05.05. Electric Factory- Philadelphia, PA
05.07. Sound Academy- Toronto, ON
05.08. Fort Wayne Expo Center- Fort Wayne, IN
05.10. The Town Ballroom- Buffalo, NY
05.11. Orbit Room- Grand Rapids, MI
05.15. Myth- Saint Paul, MN
05.17. Stage AE- Pittsburgh, PA
05.19. Sherman Theater- Stroudsburg, PA
05.21. Riviera Theatre- Chicago, IL