SHEFFIELD O2 Academy will rock to the sounds of Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers when the Kerrang Tour 2013 plays on February 13.
And to celebrate we have four pairs of tickets to be won. Full details below.
Following the success of the 2012 tour, which featured New Found Glory, The Blackout, letlive and While She Sleeps, this year’s line- up features some of this year’s most talked about and hotly tipped bands.
Hollywood based glam metal band Black Veil Brides, pictured, have had a phenomenal year. They headlined their biggest UK tour to date and gained huge acclaim for their album Set The World On Fire.
Their new album Wretched and Divine will be released in early 2013.
Andy Biersack, ofBlack Veil Brides, said: “I’m really excited to be part of the Kerrang! Tour 2013. It’s really cool to be a part of something that has so much history that its reputation has crossed the Atlantic.
“Kerrang! have really supported us since day one, that it feels like we have a really great relationships together. Our live show is a huge part of our band. We’ll be arriving battle-ready!”
Michigan-based outfit Chiodos recently announced their reunited lineup of Craig Owens (vocals), Bradley Bell (keyboards), Jason Hale (guitar), Pat McManaman (guitar), Matt Goddard (bass) and Derrick Frost (drums).
They return to the UK to perform together with this line-up on the Kerrang! Tour, for the first time since early 2009.
The band will be performing songs from their first two albums, All’s Well That Ends Well and Bone Palace Ballet - which combined have sold over half a million copies worldwide.
Craig said: “I can’t even describe how much I’m looking forward to the Kerrang! Tour. I’ve been bothering everyone to get us to the UK for ages.
“We want to make sure that we give the UK the attention they deserve, so I was desperate to make it happen. I’d like to think I have a good relationship with the UK fans. They seem to understand me a bit more. They’re not as quick to move on to the next thing and they’re so intelligent.
“I don’t think there could be a better UK tour for Chiodos. I think people that haven’t seen us will be taken aback because live is where we’re best…”
Sydney five piece Tonight Alive have been supporting the likes of Lostprophets and The Blackout, to headlining their own tour,
They recently released their debut album ‘What Are You Scared Of?’ produced by Mark Trombino and featuring Mark Hoppus from Blink 182.
Jenna McDougall, of Tonight Alive , said: “I’m really excited that we get to be a part of the Kerrang! Tour 2013. It’s kind of surreal in a way; everything seems to be moving a lot faster in the UK than it has anywhere else before, so we’re very happy about it.
“We’re just so appreciative - it’s taken us so long to reach this point in other countries. Even in Australia it took us years to headline and to be accepted and supported, even though it’s our own country, and so the reaction and the support we’ve had from UK fans has been mind-blowing – and we love them!
“We’ve been on a couple of line-ups where each band is quite similar, and I like having the opportunity to stand out and to bring something different to the table. I think that’s what a crowd enjoys too.”
Completing the line-up are Kerrang! Best British Newcomer Nominees Fearless Vampire Killers.
Following a unanimous vote of support for their debut album from the UK media - including a KKKK review in Kerrang! their debut album Militia Of The Lost went on to chart at number 31 in the Official UK Rock Chart, on the week of the album’s release.
Kier Kemp, of Fearless Vampire Killers, said: “I blew my lid when I found out we were gonna be on the Kerrang! Tour 2013! If I was going to pick a dream line up for a tour, I probably would have picked this one – it’s got everything that I could ever want and that our fans would really want.
“You’ve got bands that go really well with each other and you’ve Tonight Alive tucked in there to make things a little bit exciting and happy! It’s an honour to join the bill, and we’ll be playing venues that we’ve dreamed of playing. We can’t wait!”
James McMahon, editor of Kerrang! said: “It wasn’t hard to pick the bill for this Kerrang! Tour. We just listened to our readers, then approached the bands they spoke to us most excitedly about. Between Black Veil Brides and Fearless Vampire Killers, that’s 50% of our mailbag on any given week.
“Chiodos feature Craig Owens and if I had a pound for every time someone asked Kerrang! for a Craig Owens poster, I’d have more than enough money to buy some of those nice new Converse, while Tonight Alive aren’t far behind at all: they’re at least a shoe, maybe a shoe and a half. Anyway, this is the strongest tour we’ve ever had. It’s going to an absolute blast. Why is it not February already?”
Guarantee your tickets, £16.50 each (£17.50 for London date below)plus booking fee.
WIN TICKETS The Star has teamed up with Kerrang!, the UK’s biggest sellindg music weekly magazine, to give away four pairs of tickets to the Sheffield O2 Academy date - Wenesday, February 13, 2013 - in our free draw.
For your chance to win a pair enter by Twitter or email.
By Twitter follow digital editor Graham Walker @GW1962 then tweet him with #StarCompKT13.
Or by email send your full name, address and phone numbers, with StarCompKT13 in the subject bar, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines are Thursday, January 24, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data protection terms below.
FULL TOUR DATES:
Sun 03: Cardiff Uni Great Hall. Tel: 0292 078 1458.
Mon 04: Manchester Academy. Tel: 0161 832 1111.
Tue 05: Bristol O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
Thu 07: Southampton Guildhall. Tel: 02380 632 601.
Fri 08: Norwich UEA. Tel: 01603 508 050.
Sat 09: Liverpool O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
Sun 10: Glasgow O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 499 9990.
Tue 12: Newcastle O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
Wed 13: Sheffield O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
Thu 14: Birmingham O2 Academy. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
Fri 15: London O2 Academy Brixton. Tel: 0844 477 2000.
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