Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium announce 2025 The Poisoned…

Following some biiiiiiiig teasers, Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium have just announced an incredible 2025 arena tour!

Joining forces for the aptly-named The Poisoned Ascendancy tour, the two bands will be celebrating 20 years of their respective classic albums The Poison and Ascendancy, which both celebrate their big anniversaries next year.

The run will kick off at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff on January 26, before stopping in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham. Then, it will wrap up at The O2 in London on February 1. Tickets go on sale next Friday, March 1, from 10am.

“I honestly can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the release of The Poison, and what an incredible 20 years it’s been,” enthuses Bullet frontman Matt Tuck. “I feel so proud of what we’ve achieved as a band in the last two decades and it all started with that debut album.

“The Poison is such an important part of our lives musically and personally and we know the massive impact it had on the metal world on a global level. This tour will be made even more special as our brothers in Trivium are also joining us on the road to celebrate and play in its entirety their stunning album Ascendancy.”

“Bullet For My Valentine’s The Poison and Trivium’s Ascendancy are two records whose influence can be heard to this day, in the DNA of modern metal,” continues Trivium’s Matt Heafy.

“It’s incredible to think of the impact the albums had when they came out in 2005. They were both like bolts of lightning. Both bands grew up independently of each other in different countries and separately from any movement or scene but both shared a common love of melodic heavy metal at the core; and both had similar meteoric rises right out of the gate.

“Trivium and BFMV were in such whirlwinds when our respective albums came out that we each never truly got to play together or sit back and celebrate during the maelstrom of constant touring, recording and globetrotting.

“But that’s what this anniversary tour is. It’s a celebration by the bands to the fans of an important era, and most importantly it’s an invitation to fans come and have an epic night with us and sing and rage and celebrate the awesome power of the music.”

Don’t mind if we do!

Catch The Poisoned Ascendancy tour at the following:

January 2025

26 Cardiff Utilita Arena
28 Glasgow OVO Hydro
30 Manchester Co-op Live
31 Birmingham Utilita Arena

February 2025

1 London The O2