Bullet For My Valentine And Trivium Announce ‘The Poisoned Ascendancy UK Tour 2025’

Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium have announced they’re going on a huge, joint arena tour next year, ‘The Poisoned Ascendancy UK Tour 2025’.

As you can likely deduce from its name, the tour will see both bands celebrating the 20th anniversaries of their iconic albums: Bullet For My Valentine’s ‘The Poison’, and Trivium’s ‘Ascendancy’.

The news comes after much online speculation, when both bands simultaneously wiped their Instagrams and posted nine images depicting the covers of their respective albums.

And now it’s official: the two metal titans will be co-headlining some huge shows next year.

Speaking about the UK tour, the frontmen of each band have shared their thoughts, with BFMV’s Matt Tuck saying:

“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.

“I feel so proud of what we’ve achieved as a band in the last 2 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’.”

Meanwhile, Trivium’s Matt Heafy has shared:

“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.” 

“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.”

Indeed, the chance to catch both of these albums in their full glory early next year is not one to be missed.

See the full dates below – and visit here to buy tickets, when they go on sale from 10am, Friday, March 01.

The Poisoned Ascendancy Tour

January 2025

Sunday, 26 – Cardiff Utilita Arena 

Tuesday, 28 – Glasgow OVO Hydro

Thursday, 30 – Manchester Co-op Live 

Friday, 31 – Birmingham Utilita Arena 

February 2025

Saturday, 1 – London The O2

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