This just confirmed: Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine will make their South African debut at OppiKoppi 18 SweetThing!
Bullet for My Valentine are: lead singer & rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas, lead guitarist & backing vocalist Michael ‘Padge’ Paget and bassist & backing vocalist Jason ‘Jay’ James.
The group, named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by UK magazine Kerrang!, 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.
Tickets for OppiKoppi 18 SweetThing! (9-11 August 2012) are available at the Standard Bank youth portal at a discount (R600 per ticket), or on the official Facebook page (R700) or Ticketbreak.co.za (R750).
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