TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has commented on the band's participation in the upcoming Family Values tour alongside co-headliners KORN and EVANESCENCE, plus HELLYEAH, ATREYU and FLYLEAF.
Says Heafy: "Over the past three years TRIVIUM has had the pleasure and honor of touring, supporting, as well as headlining many diverse tours and festivals along with so many different bands, so being invited by KORN to play this year's Family Values 2007 tour and get out in front of a diverse crowd and play is going to rock.
"This tour is a chance for us to finally be able to play for TRIVIUM fans that may have never had the ability to see us before as well as other people who may not normally get to go to metal shows.
"What a great opportunity for us to play with one of the bands some of us grew up with — KORN. We had the honor of supporting KORN last June at the Download Festival in the U.K.
"KORN was one of the first bands I was into as a kid. I bought the first family values DVD back in the day (I know I wasn't the only one!). For a lot of the younger fans out there these big summer tours open doors to different music genres. At the end of the day, if we can help get some new kids into metal then that is awesome.
"So anyways... it's going to be a fucking amazing tour for the fans and we will do our best to do what we do best — which is rock out live and we hope to make some new friends along the way.
"So to wrap it all up, I hope all our fans come out the Family Values tour to these shows and support TRIVIUM — do that and we will deliver a balls-out-metal-as-fuck set to tear the fucker up (we're gonna mix it up and play songs we've never played before.)
"You guys fucking rock. This tour is gonna be a big outdoor summer party — come out and rock out."