Outbreak Tour 2013

Throw the Fight, Stars in Stereo, Black Veil Brides, Bullet for my Valentine September 28, 2013

Monster had the right idea when they put Black Veil Brides on a tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Putting a band with a younger following alongside a band that has developed such a good reputation over the past few years sets the scene for an outstanding tour. If you were in the mood for an amazing show with plenty of head banging and moshing they had you covered. Bullet For My valentine has been rocking arenas around the world for years, so throwing a band like Black Veil Brides on the bill just makes this tour like a metal family outing fit for new and old metal fans alike.

Bullet For My Valentine sure got the ball rolling at the first show of this year’s Outbreak Tour. Seeing them preform at their first U.S. show since the release of Temper Temper at Club Nokia really shows how they can pack the place despite their new album having an overall negative response from the media and fans. Their set brought the best of both worlds combining old school favorites like Waking the Demon and their new radio singles scattered in the mix gave their fans little to complain about.

Matthew Tuck has a very distinct persona on stage compared to other lead singers. Bullet For My Valentine put drummer Nick Crandle’s kit in the middle of the stage complete with a raised microphone in the back so Matthew could hop out of the limelight and sing from the shadows. This gave the show more of an emphasis on shredding and perfect power chords that is lost when some lead singers egos get too big to fit on stage. This conservative style contrasted nicely with Andy Biersack’s (Black Veil Brides) in your face attitude.

This time around Black Veil Brides has the opportunity to rake in plenty of older fans that steer clear of Hot topic. If you got a chance to see Black Veil Brides on the Vans Warped Tour last summer you would be pleased to know that they brought a similar set full of their most energetic songs to this new tour. It may have been the first night of the tour, but Andy Biersack put on a fantastic energy filled show complete with a cover of the Misfit’s Fiend Club to show off their punk rock influences. Although the lead microphone had some technical issues, Biersack sang on as energetic as ever letting the crowd fill in the gaps making the show feel even more up close and personal. 

This year Monster’s Outbreak tour is bound to be bigger than ever. Over the next six weeks Bullet For My Valentine and Black Veil Brides are set to storm the U.S. with enough of angst and aggression to pack venues all across the coast. If you’re still hesitant on picking up a ticket or two you should move fast; this show is not to be missed and pulls out all the stops to justify the price.

Review by: Eric Walden

Bullet For My Valentine


Black Veil Brides