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Black Veil Brides


Nov 13, 2012 – 6:30 PM

Worcester, MA 01608 Map

  • Black Veil Brides
  • Aiden
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Drive A

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Black Veil Brides: Black Veil Brides is a unique combination of metalcore, hair metal, rock, and just a little KISS. Their heavy sound is complemented by a violin (played by Jinxx) and is characterized by a slow yet heavy driving sound. Their look is that of a goth version of Kiss, with the band wearing black and white make-up (each member has their own look) and big, styled black hair. Black Veil Brides concert dates are truly an event, complete with a high energy audience and a high energy performance by the band. While the band hasn't been around for a long time, it hasn't stopped Black Veil Brides from playing tour dates across the country with some popular bands in the black/death metal scene. While Black Veil Brides are done with tour dates for 2011, the success of their recent concert dates guarantees more live performances soon.

The band formed in 2006 and is currently composed of Ashley Purdy on bass and back-up vocals, Jake Pitts on lead guitar, Jinxx on guitar and occasionally the electric violin, Christian Coma on drums, and their charismatic lead singer Andy Six. The band has gathered a large and diverse following due to their blending of contemporary metal and 70's/80's rock. Black Veil Brides was formed in Cincinnati and were easily signed to StandBy Records in September of 2009, just after releasing their single "Knives and Pens". By December of that year they were already on their first US concert tour entitled On Leather Wings. Their first album, We Stitch These Wounds, didn't release until July of 2010 but quickly rose to number one on the Billboard Independent chart.

Black Veil Brides has the release of their second album, Set the World on Fire slated for June 21, 2011. It has already been announced that the album's title track will be used in the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie. Recently, the band headlined 2011 tour dates on the Ap tour, which featured Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, I See Stars, Versaemerge, and Conditions. With the release of an album in June, fans can expect more tour dates in 2011 in promotion of the album. Despite Black Veil Brides' recent rise to success, there will be plenty of opportunities to see them on concert dates and immerse in new music.

Aiden: Aiden is an American band from Seattle, Washington[2] that formed in the spring of 2003. They took their name from the character in the movie The Ring, although with a different spelling with an 'e' instead of an 'a'. The current members are WiL Francis (vocals, guitar, piano, lyrics), Jake Davison (drums), Nick Wiggins (bass), and Angel Ibarra (lead guitar). wiL originally played bass but took over lead vocals when the original singer left.

Aiden's first full-length album Our Gang's Dark Oath was released on Dead Teenager Records in 2004. It was recorded while Jake Davison and Angel Ibarra were still in high school, being released shortly after they had left.

Later in 2005, the band was signed to Victory Records. Their second album and debut for Victory Records titled Nightmare Anatomy was released October 4, 2005.

Aiden contributed a cover of Nirvana's "Drain You" to Higher Voltage, a CD given away free with Kerrang! magazine.

In March 2006, Aiden played an arena tour of the US supporting 30 Seconds to Mars with Emanuel and Keating.

In May and June of 2006, Aiden toured the US supporting the Finnish band HIM.

In April 2007, Aiden played an arena tour of the UK supporting Lostprophets with Taking Back Sunday. They also played the 2007 Taste of Chaos North American Tour alongside The Used, 30 Seconds to Mars, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos, and Evaline. They recently played a West Coast tour, followed by a national tour, Confessions in the Dark Tour, with Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Still Remains, and 1997. They recently completed the International Taste of Chaos tour.

Aiden's song "One Love" appears in Resident Evil: Extinction, and their song "We Sleep Forever" is featured in the motion picture Dead Silence.

The band's third studio album entitled Conviction was released August 21, 2007. It marks a complete change of style in the band's musical direction.

On the 9th of October, 2007, through a MySpace bulletin the band announced that they were filming their next music video, for the song "Moment", thus confirming it as the next single.

The band played a show in Anchorage, Alaska in January 2008, introducing their U.S. tour with Madina Lake in February and March, 2008. This was the first part of their three-part "World by Storm Tour", the second part of which was a month-long Europe tour with Kill Hannah from late March to late April 2008. The third part, a tour from Massachusetts back to their home base in Seattle, was to occupy much of May 2008, but the band pulled out of the tour after two shows, according to their web site for "personal reasons". However, the band did reinstate the final two shows, in Spokane and Seattle, near their home base.

They also played the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey in May 2008. In addition, Aiden recorded their own version of Ashley Massaro's theme music "Let's Light a Fire Tonight" for the bonus edition of WWE The Music, Vol. 8.

On May 20, 2008, the band announced on their website that Jake Wambold was no longer a member of Aiden. They played their first live show as a four piece in Spokane, Washington on May 24, 2008.

Francis has started a website and a MySpace page for a side project called "William Control", details of which have not been announced. William Control is a sort of alter-ego to wiL, and the album will consist of dark content lyric-wise, which wiL stated in a Kerrang! interview did not suit Aiden. William Control has its debut album, Hate Culture, which hit stores on October 27, 2008 in the UK, and October 28 in the U.S. William Control did a UK tour from November 1-7th.[3]

Aiden also appeared on the soundtrack to The Lost Boys: The Tribe with a cover of the theme song "Cry Little Sister".

Aiden did a European tour in October 2008, followed by a U.S. tour in November, called The Suffer Little Children Tour, finishing December 7.

On December 14 Aiden posted a blog on their MySpace saying that they are in the studio writing and recording songs for their next album. The blog also said that there are about 25 songs that they are working with and wiL also mentioned he'd written 30 songs for the new record in an Alternative Press podcast.[4] The next album is said to be "darker". In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine, wiL told that he has written 23 songs so far, but is wanting to write about 30, as they are planning to release a double album. He describes the new songs as being "totally different to William Control [his Solo project] of course, but the attitude's the same". It will be recorded at the same studio wiL produced Hate Culture. "I think that a lot of people who hated Conviction will really like this one. But who knows and who really cares? We're just going to make the record we want to make."

Ibarra has also begun a self-named side project, which had its first performance in Metro Seattle in late January.[5] He has also announced a new side project with Davison, called Rock 'n Roll Weekend.

Aiden has announced that the new full length album entitled Knives will be released on May 12, 2009 (May 11th in the UK). On March 31, 2009, a new single, "Scavengers of the Damned", was made available through iTunes.

In April Aiden announced a UK tour on their MySpace. They stated that they chose the smallest venues that were available, Tonight is Goodbye were announced as support for the tour, with Lost On Landing providing support in their hometown of Southampton.

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Falling In Reverse: Ronnie Radke (vocals), Nason (Nasty-bass/vocals), Nick (Drums), Anthony (guitar/vocals), and Jacky (guitar).

Drive A: Los Angeles punk rock band DRIVE A is meant to be seen live. Currently wrapping a nationwide tour with Finnish heavyweights HIM, the foursome are revving up for a summer run on the Bamboozle Roadshow, kicking off May 21 in Washington D.C. (full tour itinerary below). Also on the tour are All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, LMFAO, Third Eye Blind, among others. Tickets are on-sale now at

In a review from a recent tour stop in Vancouver, Jamie Taylor described the energy transmitting from the stage: “The moment they stepped before the horde, they were on fire. The lead singer is like a Tasmanian devil, shooting around wrapped in pure chaos. The bassist and axe man leapt in the air constantly through the set. Everything about this act is powerful and assiduous, they are raw punk…Drive-A is a mass explosion of punk chaos.” (Vancouver Concert Addicts, April 18, 2010)

DRIVE A--lead singer/guitarist Bruno Mascolo, guitarist Jason Nott, bassist Taylor Knowles and drummer Cody Root--turned heads with their 2009 debut album Loss Of Desire (Adrenaline/Dead Conflict). They have amped things up further with a limited edition three-song bonus disc--featuring covers of The Clash’s “White Riot” and The Buzzcocks “What Do I Get” as well as a live version of album track “Are You Blind?”--currently bundled with copies of Loss Of Desire exclusively at FYE stores nationwide and at their shows.

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