The two acts are hitting the road together this fall
Black Veil Brides and Ville Valo have joined forces for cover of “Temple of Love” by The Sisters of Mercy. The track arrives shortly after the announcement of BVB and VV’s upcoming co-headlining tour. Stream the official audio below now.
“I first discovered Sisters of Mercy in my freshman year of high school, I had a poster of AFI from the Art of Drowning era and Davey was wearing a SOM shirt and so as was often the case back then I went on the hunt to find the music that had inspired my favorite musicians,” BVB frontman Andy Biersack recalls. “The very first song I heard by SOM was the ‘92 version of ‘Temple of Love’ and I became obsessed with their entire catalog.
We’ve talked about doing a BVB version of this song for years and when given the opportunity to collaborate with fellow SOM fan and goth rock icon VV (Ville Valo) it seems like the perfect situation. We are thrilled with how it turned out and hope that anyone who’s familiar with the track enjoys our spin on it and those who have never heard the original enjoy it and maybe this will lead them down the path to the greatness that is SOM like that poster of AFI did for me when I was a kid.”
This fall, Black Veil Brides and Ville Valo are hitting the road together. The trek kicks off on September 10 at Paristown Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and wraps up on October 20 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California. Tickets are on sale now.
This fall, Black Veil Brides and Ville Valo are hitting the road together. The trek kicks off on September 10 at Paristown Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and wraps up on October 20 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
“We cannot wait to join forces with Ville Valo and give both of our audiences in North America an unforgettable experience each night,” says Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack. “This run has been in the works for quite a while. We couldn’t be happier now that we can finally share the news. Ville is an icon. We have all been fans of his not only for his work in the hugely influential band HIM but as a torchbearer for an entire generation of rock fans and musicians.”
“There’s something tinnitus-inducingly romantic about the idea of being sandwiched nightly between Black Veil Brides and Dark Divine on this autumnal trek across North America,” muses Valo. “And imagining us explore the architecture of doom and gloom from three distinctly different musical perspectives has already made the bats in my belfry suitably ravenous.”
Andy adds, “This tour is a dream come true and will be something special. Dark Divine is new to the scene but garnering a lot of attention quickly and rightfully so. They are hands down one of the best young bands out there, and we are certain the BVB Army and VV fans will love them.”