According to one BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor, music fans who showed up at Detroit's State Theater on Friday, April 7 to see ROB ZOMBIE, LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE were informed that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE had been taken off the bill. Speculation at the concert was that they had been kicked off the tour, although this has **NOT** yet been confirmed by any official source. (NOTE: The band's web site administrator has now confirmed that the group are no longer on the tour.) In addition, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's official web site and the web site of their American record label, Trustkill Records, are no longer listing any of the remaining ROB ZOMBIE tour dates which were scheduled to feature BFMV in the opening slot.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE made headlines on BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Thursday (April 6) when the band's guitarist/vocalist Matthew "Matt" Tuck slammed ROB ZOMBIE in an online post, claiming that his band was "not being treated well" on the ZOMBIE tour and calling the headliners "money-grabbing fucks" for allegedly seling their t-shirts for $40 a piece and making the support bands do the same. "As I write this, I'm sitting on the fuckin' floor of the venue 'coz we don't have a dressing room again, 'coz fuckin' Zombie takes them all for him, his band and crew," Tuck wrote at the time. "Basically, we are shit to him, but fuck it — if this is what it takes to get a name over here, then it's gotta be done. I'm not one to fuck around with words, so yes, we are not being treated well on this tour. Oh yeah, we don't get a soundcheck either. Fuckin' pissed at this tour, man."
A few hours after making his original post, Tuck returned to BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's official message board to apologize to Rob and Zombie's crew for his earlier remarks, explaining, "I was really out of it this morning and let shit on the road fuck with my hung-over head. I'm truly sorry if any of my comments about this tour were out of line and totally exaggerated. This is our first real tour in the States and with lots of personal shit happening to me from home I just lost it. We really have been totally fuckin' thrilled to have the chance to play on this tour and are grateful for every new fan we make. It means everything to us to be able to play our shit for new fans. I'm really sorry to have offended anyone and look forward to putting this behind and getting back to the metal."