In anticipation of their highly anticipated fall co-headlining tour, Black Veil Brides and former HIM frontman Ville Valo (VV) have unveiled their epic, collaborative cover of Sisters Of Mercy’s “Temple Of Love.”
The collaboration captures the essence of the original while infusing it with fresh energy that only Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and VV could bring to the table. The haunting melodies and atmospheric instrumentals create a mesmerizing backdrop for Biersack and Valo‘s distinctive, dark vocals and the dynamic presence of Black Veil Brides. Their combined efforts bring a unique interpretation to the song, adding a modern twist while staying true to the spirit of the original.
I first discovered Sisters Of Mercy in my freshman year of high school,” Black Veil Brides’ frontman Biersack shares. “I had a poster of AFI from the Art Of Drowning era and Davey [Havok] 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. 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.”
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“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 Sisters Of Mercy like that poster of AFI did for me when I was a kid,” Biersack concludes.
Prepare for an electrifying explosion of rock as Black Veil Brides and VV (Ville Valo) join forces for an exhilarating co-headline tour across North America this fall. With support from Dark Divine, this tour promises to be a relentless showcase of musical prowess and raw energy. The journey will commence on September 10 in Louisville, KY, igniting the stage with their captivating performances. Tickets for their co-headline tour are available here and you can check out their full touring schedule for the fall below.
- Sept. 10—Louisville, KY @ Paristown Hall
- Sept. 11—Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
- Sept. 12—St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
- Sept. 14—Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- Sept. 15—Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
- Sept. 16—Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
- Sept. 17—Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
- Sept. 19—Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
- Sept. 20—Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
- Sept. 22—Wallingford, CT @ Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theater
- Sept. 23—Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Event Center
- Sept. 24—Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
- Sept. 25—Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
- Sept. 27—Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
- Sept. 28—Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
- Sept. 29—Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
- Sept. 30—Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
- Oct. 1—Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
- Oct. 3—Austin, TX @ ACL Live
- Oct. 5—Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
- Oct. 6—Omaha, NE @ Steelhouse Omaha
- Oct. 7—Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
- Oct. 9—Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
- Oct. 11—Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Convention Centre
- Oct. 12—Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
- Oct. 14—Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
- Oct. 15—Spokane, WA @ The Podium
- Oct. 16—Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
- Oct. 18—Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House
- Oct. 19—Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live
- Oct. 20—Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium