BLACK VEIL BRIDES (pictured) are back. To launch into 2018, the Los Angeles rock powerhouse will embark on a North American co-headline tour, dubbed "The Resurrection Tour", with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, kicking off January 10 at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah, rolling through major markets coast to coast, and concluding in Las Vegas, Nevada at House of Blues on March 2. CROWN THE EMPIRE will act as support on all dates.
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Jan. 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex (buy tickets)
Jan. 11 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium (buy tickets)
Jan. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (buy tickets)
Jan. 13 - St. Paul, MN - Myth Live (buy tickets)
Jan. 15 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (buy tickets)
Jan. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE – Indoorn (buy tickets)
Jan. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live (buy tickets)
Jan. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club Stage (buy tickets)
Jan. 20 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 02 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (buy tickets)
Feb. 03 - Portland, ME - State Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 04 - Montreal, QC - M Telus (buy tickets)
Feb. 05 - Toronto, ON - Rebel (buy tickets)
Feb. 07 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa (buy tickets)
Feb. 08 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (buy tickets)
Feb. 09 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (buy tickets)
Feb. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (buy tickets)
Feb. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle (buy tickets)
Feb. 13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works (buy tickets)
Feb. 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (buy tickets)
Feb. 16 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live (buy tickets)
Feb. 17 - Houston, TX - House of Blues (buy tickets)
Feb. 19 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater (buy tickets)
Feb. 20 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee (buy tickets)
Feb. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House (buy tickets)
Feb. 23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (buy tickets)
Feb. 24 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo (buy tickets)
Feb. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 27 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House (buy tickets)
Mar. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre (buy tickets)
Mar. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues (buy tickets)
BLACK VEIL BRIDES are planning to release their fifth album in early 2018. The follow-up to BLACK VEIL BRIDES' 2014 self-titled effort, which was originally expected to arrive in September, was produced by John Feldmann at his Southern California studio.
Asked about the overall sound of the new BLACK VEIL BRIDES album, vocalist Andy Biersack told the Rock Sound Podcast: "We made 'Wretched And Divine [The Story Of The Wild Ones]' with John in 2013, and that was, at least commercially, our most successful record to date. A song like 'In The End' is probably our most successful song. And so a lot of times, people point to that record as the sound of the band. But what I think is interesting is that we have evolved significantly, I think, from record to record — from the first record to the fifth record. The previous record that we made with [producer] Bob Rock was a much more straight-ahead, hard rock, heavy metal record. I think that this album — and everybody says this, of course, because you want it to be true — but at least for me, I believe that it's a nice combination of many different eras of the band. I think that it represents all the different places that we've been while retaining that Feldmann thing, that thing about Feldy that I don't think anybody else can even touch or come close to; he just knows how to make things huge. And writing with Feldy is one of my favorite things, so to be able to come back into the world of doing heavy, darker rock music after doing a pop record together [with ANDY BLACK].
"We've been in a band together — Jake and Jinxx [guitar] and Ashley [Purdy, bass] and C.C. [Christian Coma, drums] and I — have been a band together for a decade, we know each other pretty well and the writing process is pretty simple in that way. So I think, all in all, it's a record that's very representative of where we are as a band at this point in our career. I'm not gonna tell you, 'Well, it's our heaviest and most melodic,' or, 'This is the best…' I think that it's just a record that we're really, really proud of and I think it's a great album and I think the fans are gonna like it, and it's a long time coming. At this point, it'll be four years since the last BLACK VEIL record, by the time it's out. So I think it's a long time coming, and I think people are gonna really enjoy it."
ASKING ALEXANDRIA last week dropped the official video for a new song called "Into The Fire". The track marks the group's first recording with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA last fall.
"Into The Fire" will appear on ASKING ALEXANDRIA's next studio LP, which will be released on December 15 via Sumerian. The disc was produced by FROM FIRST TO LAST's Matt Good and mixed by Taylor Larson.
The reunion between Danny and ASKING ALEXANDRIA was confirmed last October following weeks of rumors and speculation regarding the status of his replacement, Denis Shaforostov, who joined the band in 2015.
Danny, who released a solo album, "The Long Road Home", in February while still being involved with his other band WE ARE HARLOT in between acting gigs, told Finland's Kaaos TV that he is working closely with the members of ASKING ALEXANDRIA to ensure that he is able to pursue other projects alongside his touring and recording activities with AA.
When Danny's return to ASKING ALEXANDRIA was first announced, Bruce said in a video message that Shaforostov had "just stopped talking to us." But Denis later tweeted, "I left AA because I can't be in a touring band at this point in my life. There's no drama and I don't want to be a part of it.