Bullet For My Valentine to take young fans’ ashes on tour

Posted by on June 4, 2015

To honor the memories of two young fans who passed recently, Bullet For My Valentine is posthumously taking them out on the road this summer.

James Simmons (18) and Corran “Coz” Powell (21) were huge Bullet For My Valentine fans involved in a fatal car crash in late 2014. Following their passing, both families shared portions of their sons’ ashes to be made into jewelery and sent to the band, who had offered to take the pieces out on tour as a memorial gesture when Cowell’s brother reached out to them.

Powell’s piece is in the shape of a cog reminiscent of Gears of War, and Simmons’ family had his remains preserved in a cylindrical, gold piece.  Both families emphasized how much this would have meant to their sons, who music meant a lot to. James’ father Mike Simmons shared, “Music really was Coz and James’ life. James was a big fan of Bullet for My Valentine, Slipknot and My Chemical Romance.”

These meaningful pieces of jewelery will follow Bullet For My Valentine across North America on their “Summer’s Last Stand” tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Motionless in White. You can view the dates here and below:

07/24 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

07/25 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

07/26 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre

07/28 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/29 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

07/31 Saratoga Springs, NY – Spac

08/01 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach

08/02 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre

08/04 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

08/05 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

08/06 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

08/08 Seiad Valley, CA – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

08/11 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live

08/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live

08/14 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center

08/15 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amp

08/16 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

08/19 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

08/24 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

08/26 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

08/28 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Resort Festival

08/29 Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion

08/30 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

09/02 Austin, TX – Austion 360 Amphitheater

09/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

09/05 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

(via Loudwire)



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