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Fri Oct 24 13:58:58 SAST 2014

Bullet for my Valentine to play Oppikoppi

Times LIVE | 29 May, 2012 09:25
Bullet for my Valentine performing in 2006.
Image by: Flipse from Køge, Danmark (Wikimedia Commons)

Welsh Metal-core band, Bullet for my Valentine is making their South African debut at OppiKoppi 18 Sweet\Thing.

Bullet for My Valentine, made up of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael 'Moose' Thomas, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Michael 'Padge' Paget and bassist and backing vocalist Jason 'Jay' James, was named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by metal magazine Kerrang!.

The band formed 10 years ago in their hometown of Bridgend as Jeff Killed John, covering Metallica and Nirvana songs. Citing Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer as influence they found their niche in 2002 on signing a five album deal with Sony BMG dropping The Poison in 2005, Scream Aim Fire in 2007 and Fever in 2010.

With over one million albums in the United States and exceeding 2 500 000 worldwide sales, Bullet For My Valentine's debut for their South African fans has been a long time coming. Additional South African tour dates will be announced shortly.

Bullet for my Valentine had been due to perform at 2009’s Coke Zero Fest but cancelled at the eleventh hour citing studio commitments. Many fans were disappointed and organisers Big Concerts said the band had not fulfilled their agreements and have let their South African fans down in the biggest possible manner.

OppiKoppi 18 Sweet\Thing! Is from August 9 to 11, 2012 and costs R600 for Standard Bank early bird tickets, R700 from the Facebook page, or R750 from Ticketbreak.co.za.

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