BFMV North American Fall Tour Dates
August 1, 2010
Welsh rocker Bullet For My Valentine
return to North America in September. In support of their latest album 'Fever'
, the four-man band will kick-off a 32-date tour on September 16 in Wichita, KS at The Cotillion. Escape the Fate
, Black Tide
and Drive A
will open all shows.
Bullet For My Valentine
Fall Tour Dates:
9/16 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
9/17 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
9/18 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
9/19 - Austin, TX - Stubbs
9/21 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
9/23 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
9/24 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
9/25 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/26 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
9/28 - Scranton, PA - Cultural Center
9/30 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/01 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
10/02 - Albany, NY - Armory
10/03 - Atlanta, GA - *WKLS radio show / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/05 - Providence RI - Lupo's
10/06 - Montreal - Metropolis
10/08 - Toronto - Sound Academy
10/09 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
10/10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
10/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
10/13 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
10/14 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
10/15 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
10/17 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
10/18 - Calgary, AB - McEwen Hall @ University Of Calgary
10/20 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/21 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
10/22 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
10/23 - Portland, OR - Roseland
10/25 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/26 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
10/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
BFMV Links: www.bulletformyvalentine.com/us/homewww.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentinewww.myspace.com/bulletformyvalentinewww.youtube.com/bullettvwww.twitter.com/bfmvofficial
Eyes Set To Kill Release Video For 'Deadly Weapons'
February 26, 2010
Phoenix based Eyes Set To Kill
have released their new video for the song "Deadly Weapons
" featuring Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt
online at this location
, which can also be viewed below. The track appears on Eyes Set To Kill's
latest album, "The World Outside
," which was released by BreakSilence Records
"We've always had a hardcore fanbase online and we're happy to be able to partner with an amazing site like Buzznet to let our fans see it first," commented Alexia Rodriguez
from Escape The Fate
was able to take a day off from his hectic schedule to come down and film the video with us and it turned out amazing." Eyes Set To Kill's Alexia
and Anissa Rodriguez
were recently nominated for a 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Award
in the "Hottest Chicks In Metal
" category. The winners in all categories will be announced live at at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 8th, 2010 and broadcasted on VH1 Classic
on May 22. Fans are encouraged to vote online at www.revolvermag.com/goldengods
. The group will hit the road with From First To Last
, as a part of the Royal Family Tour
, starting March 12th in West Palm Beach, FL. Royal Family
Tour Dates w/ From First To Last
3/12 - West Palm Beach, FL - Ground Control
3/13 - Pensacola, FL - Sluggos
3/15 - El Paso, TX - The Sanctuary
3/16 - Tempe, AZ - The Phix
3/17 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
3/18 - San Bernardino, CA - California State University
3/19 - San Diego, CA - Epicentre
3/20 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
3/21 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
3/23 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
3/25 - Pocatello, ID - Icon
3/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
3/27 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
3/28 - Wichita, KS - Oz Cafe
3/30 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
3/31 - Lexington, KY - Tattersails
4/01 - Terre Haute, IN - THMV The Venue
4/02 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Mixtape
4/03 - Pontiac, MI - Eagle Theater
4/04 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
4/06 - Manchester, NH - Rockos
4/07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
4/08 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
4/09 - Lemoyne, PA - Championship
4/10 - Vineland, NJ - Hangar 84
4/11 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
For more info on Eyes Set To Kill
, visit www.myspace.com/eyessettokill
Extreme Thing 2010 Returns to Las Vegas
February 25, 2010
The 15th annual Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival
will be back in Las Vegas this year. Held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Desert Breeze Skate Park
, this year's event will again offer fans a full day of rock and extreme sports, including a Pro BMX
dirt jump competition, professional wrestling, roller derby, as well as the Vegas AmJam
and skate competition.
For the first time ever, the festival will feature three live music stages, including the Verizon Wireless
main stage, the newly formed AP
) Stage featuring the Alternative Press Tour
, and the XPOZ Local Band Stage
consisting of local area acts. Bands performing at Extreme Thing 2010
Five Finger Death Punch
Escape The Fate
Reel Big Fish
Less Than Jake
Story of the Year
Never Shout Never
Call The Cops
The Summer Set
The Ready Set
More artists will be announced shortly.
Concertgoers should note, only a personal "unopened" bottle of water can be brought into the festival along with still cameras and sunscreen. There will be multiple ATM's on site, plus an array of food for purchase, from barbecue to Thai, along with beverages. Please note: No alcohol will be sold. No animals, coolers, weapons or chairs will be permitted
. Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival
sponsors include X107.5 FM
, Verizon Wireless
, City Life
, My LV TV
, CW Las Vegas
, Red Bull
, Qdoba Mexican Grill
and The XPOZ Coalition
. Extreme Thing
will take place Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Desert Breeze Skate Park
, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive. Tickets are on sale now and are $17 for GA or $35 for a combo package, which includes a GA ticket, event t-shirt and commemorative event poster in advance, or $20 at the door.
For more info visit: www.extremething.com
Escape The Fate To Headline 'Truth's Live Playlist'
June 13, 2009
, in partnership with the truth
® youth smoking prevention campaign, imeem
and The Knitting Factory
, announced today details of the free concert, "truth®'s Live Playlist: In Conjunction with imeem and powered by Mozes
," featuring incendiary headliners Escape The Fate
along with Sing It Loud
, I Set My Friends On Fire
and The Blackout
The bands will rock a free concert for fans at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 24 with doors opening at 6:30 pm PT. Fans can also stream the live concert on truth
®'s official profile on imeem
, the world's largest social music service, at http://www.imeem.com/thetruth
is the nation's largest youth smoking prevention campaign and the only national campaign not directed by the tobacco industry. At the concert, truth®
will be present with its iconic orange truth®
truck and Crew Members who travel the country every summer engaging with teens and educating them about tobacco use in subtle and fun ways. The truth®
Crew Members engage teens by performing impromptu rap sessions, join-in free-style demos and giveaways of popular truth® gear such as t-shirts, bags and bandanas.
mobile services, fans are invited to call 310-694-5139
for additional information and to obtain a free mobile ticket to the event. During the show, attendees can send messages to the bands via the Mozes
Text-to-Screen engagement tool that will be displayed on the jumbo screens throughout the concert, as well as participate in contests and giveaways via their phones.
Fans can also visit truth®'s
profile on imeem
to listen to free music playlists and enter into a sweepstakes to interview one of the bands at the concert at http://www.imeem.com/thetruth
. After the show, fans and attendees can visit imeem to enjoy videos of the performances, photos and get mobisodes of the concert delivered to their mobile phone. imeem is the world's largest social music service, enabling people to stream unlimited music and videos for free, express themselves by creating music and video playlists, and find friends with similar tastes.
The event kicks off a new effort by the truth®
campaign to rename the term ‘Lung Cancer' to ‘Big Tobacco Disease,' in response to the fact that 90% of Lung Cancer comes from Big Tobacco's products. Teens at the event will experience elements of the campaign through arresting artistic displays using dynamic lighting and visual effects that bring tobacco facts and campaign elements to life. Signatures for the cause will be collected at the event through wall covering graffiti stations. In addition, truth®
will debut branded gear created specifically for the Big Tobacco Disease effort. Beyond the entertainment aspects of the event, the artistic displays, signature collection and gear allow for a rich educational experience that reiterates key facts and messages.
Touring in support of their audacious new album, 'This War Is Ours'
, Escape The Fate
continue their path to worldwide domination with the release of their provocative new video for their latest single "10 Miles Wide
," featuring Buckcherry
frontman Josh Todd
. Escape The Fate
are single handedly bringing the bare-knuckle swagger back to a stale rock scene. Don't miss rock music's hottest act this summer on the Vans Warped Tour
Teenagers across the country are buzzing about pop-rock's shining new stars, Sing It Loud
, since the release of their debut album, 'Come Around'
, in 2008. Since then the band has been crisscrossing the country performing sold-out headlining gigs and taking it straight to the fans by playing in auditoriums at high schools along the tour.
" band recently partnered up with the charity To Write Love On Her Arms
, to raise awareness regarding the treatment and prevention of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide on this summer's Vans Warped Tour
Witty, bored and immensely creative, ISMFOF
made waves in 2007 with their comedic-grindcore version of Soulja Boy's
." The band's 2008 debut, 'You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter'
, showcases ISMFOF's
unique sense of humor (as evidenced by song titles like "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beerholder
" and "Things that Rhyme With Orange
") with an onslaught of thrash angular guitar riffs, pulsing dance beats, brutal breakdowns, sassy screams and lush melodic choruses.
The hottest new rock act in the UK, The Blackout
, recently released their addictive new album, 'The Best In Town'
, on June 9th via Epitaph
. The Welsh six-piece is ready to take the US by storm on the Vans Warped Tour
, where they will unleash their potent brew of massive rock riffs, soaring melodies and maniacal screams. With the road ahead filled with nothing but sprees, festivals and rock shows, 2009 promises to be the year the Blackout
intoxicates the world.
is the world's largest social music service. Each month, more than 25 million music fans visit imeem.com to listen to and share songs and videos for free, express themselves by creating playlists, and connect with friends with similar tastes. imeem offers people a single destination for discovering and streaming music and buying MP3 downloads, ringtones and tickets for the songs and artists they discover on the site. The company is based in San Francisco. To learn more, visit http://www.imeem.com
, is a leader in mobile engagement, used every day by some of the world's best-loved bands, brands, sports teams and organizations to build relationships with their fans through the mobile phone.
helps our marketing partners in three ways: By providing a self-service web platform to create, deliver and analyze the effectiveness of mobile marketing campaigns; by providing strategic services that help our marketing partners to execute their mobile marketing strategy; and by providing in-venue services for live events, conferences and tours. Their customers benefit from a spam-free and consistent mobile experience they can trust, which results in increased participation, brand loyalty and ultimately more effective marketing campaigns.
Subscribe to the Mozes blog for updates at http://www.mozes.com/blog
, launched in February 2000, is the largest national youth smoking prevention campaign and the only national campaign not directed by the tobacco industry. The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction, and the health effects and social consequences of smoking. truth®
allows teens to make informed choices about tobacco use by giving them the facts about the industry and its products. truth®
is directed and funded by the American Legacy Foundation, a national public health foundation dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit smoking.
For More Information, visit any of the following sites:
Escape The Fate Mexico Show Postponed Due To Swine Flu
May 3, 2009
We unfortunately would like to announce to the public that Escape The Fate's shows on May 18th and 19th in Monterrey and Mexico City respectively, have been postponed due to the Swine Flu epidemic. The band says, “We are really bummed that we can’t make it down due to this virus but can’t wait till we come back soon!” New dates will be announced as soon as possible.
People who bought their tickets can keep it and make it valid in the new dates, when announced. Those who would like to get back their money must go to the sell point where they got their tickets, starting Monday May 4th. In case of credit card purchases, the money will be refunded automatically to their accounts.
Further information at phone number 5325 9000.
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YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Las Vegas
Ronnie - vocals
Give me a reason Ive been waiting for so long. Its never enough.
Escape the Fate is running away. From what?
Singer Ronnie and guitarist Omar both will say failure and irrelevance. And aside from some basic agreements that contemporary rock n roll is bad, thats the last time theyll agree. Theirs is a combustible, but constructive, discord that propels them away from an end that nips at every bands heels. This and the gnawing truth that, for rock bands, There Is No Sympathy for the Dead.
I dont wanna come off like an asshole, says outspoken Ronnie, but were gonna be that change in music. I have a vision. I want people to have fun, put their fists in the air.
Ronnies vision is of himself as a jukebox hero playing to arenas packed with fansmany of them horny groupies, that would kill or die for him. And maybe, if theyre lucky, hell deign to acknowledge them. I dont want to blow the mystery away [by letting fans get too close]. He wants to be the faceless waving hand behind the tinted limo windowuntouchable. Omars is a more upright fantasy: though as appreciative of randy fans as the next guy, he feels a duty to be appreciative and accessible.
What they agree on is that mainstream rock music has become irrelevant, and such insignificance is inversely proportionate to success. Whore yourself out and you hit the jackpot. Stick to your guns and earn the empty wage of creative integrity. WTF? There must be a way to do it right, and for real. Because there is no sympathy for the dead of heart.
Escape the Fate knows something about lame entertainmenttheyre from Las Vegas. Elton John, Siegfried and Roy, Wayne Newton, Circus Circus and ((((shudder)))) cover bands. Bad buffets. Showgirls wearing smiles like decals. Hotels that look like toys but smell like stale cigarette smoke, Freon, and the double-whammy of old people and unrequited dreams. Its Warped Tour 2035, where plastic acts go to die and young acts are lucky to get a look. This sun-baked Hell on Earth might be home, but its not necessarily hospitable. In order to be successful and relevant, they need to escape.
Except you dont have to leave town to run away. Sometimes you can avoid your darker destiny by running headlong toward it. Omar tells the story: Ronnie and Max were in a band and they were doing so good. Then it just died. They contemplated forming another band, but were wary of a very real possibility: they could die twice. Somebody said we need to escape the fate.
As Ronnie and Max were looking for new bandmates, so was guitarist Bryan. Omar, new to Vegas after leaving Hollywood and his band Lovehatehero, met Bryan through MySpace. One day Bryan messaged Omar to say hed met two guys that he really liked and Omar should check them out. It was Ronnie and Max, Omar recalls. It was amazing what they were doing and I couldnt believe the voice that Ronnie had on him. I knew it was something I couldnt pass up. Drummer Robert came in through Ronnie and Max.
It was barely a month before Escape the Fate debuted at the Cheyenne Saloon. With only two weeks notice, the band hit MySpace to promote the show. Their efforts were handsomely rewarded. We almost sold out, Omar beams. It was a 21-and-over show, of all things, and there was probably a good 200 people inside. It wasnt just a friends-and-family event; Escape the Fate already had fansthe know-all-the-words kind.
Energized, ETF continued to gig. Arriving at Gameworks for their first all-ages show (as main support for another Vegas band), Ronnie learned everybody was [there] for us. Omar, incredulous, went down the line asking fans who they came to see. Escape the Fate, Escape the Fate, Escape the Fate, was the answer. I was like, ho-lee shit, says Omar. ETF treated the crowd to their trademark captivating, energetic live show and left everyone gasping. One of the guys that worked there came up and said theyd not seen a crowd go that crazy since Saosin played there last.
Before long, Escape the Fate were local heroesrock stars, often being stopped for autographs. They amassed a very large, very devoted local fan base, selling out smaller venues and drawing thousands to larger shows. The overwhelming crowd response led ETF to airplay on 92.3 KOMP, and the volume of calls necessitated two ETF spins in one show, which a station rep says has never happened before. And in September, Escape the Fate won a contest sponsored by X107.5. The prize was opening for My Chemical Romance. Shortly thereafter, the band was contacted and signed by Epitaphs Brett Gurewitz, who promptly had them craft the EP and an as-yet-untitled album slated for a winter release.
About that EP: There Is No Sympathy for the Dead is a symphony of many things. Combustible-constructive discord. A frustrated type-A, caffeine-addicted firecracker of a singer who longs for fame like an orphan wishes his parents were still alive. Add an equally hungry guitarist with a measured intensity and gracious sensibility and three more guys just as starved. Press record.
In the first 22 seconds of the first song (Dragging Dead Bodies In Blue Bags Up Really Long Hills), you hear the history of Escape the Fate. A taut snare roll (the sound of something about to burst) underscores tense, cutting octave chords (clarion concerns clamoring for attention). This unravels into tom-tom drubbing not unlike a 10-move Mortal Kombat kombo that gives way to a brief double-kick-drum blast and a final, ominously ringing chord. (Waitwait) Then, one-two-three-fourunh! A sinewy guitar run, another quick double-bass salvo, and ETF is locked in, driving toward and away from fate as Ronnie tells their story: Not fictiooooon
Truly, there is no clear narrativethis song and the others could be about many things (ETF likes it that way). There is only the implicit confidence of a young band in a full-tilt sprint away from failure and irrelevance. Simultaneously, this impetuous, intelligent mlange of metal and arena rock shows Escape the Fate running straight for rock stardom, making rock what it used to be.
It used to be fun, Ronnie says. Girls used to come to shows and show their titties. They had big hair and there was stadium reverb on the drums. If that doesnt come back, I dont know what Im gonna do.
Hey Ronnie, you and Escape the Fate know better than anybody that if you want it, all you gotta do is go for it. And believe. Remember, there is no sympathy
Its gonna happen, he concedes. Watch. Im not jokin. Were gonna be the biggest thing. So huge. I know it.
Thats more like it.