13th February 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Unstoppable metal powerhouses TRIVIUM – Matthew K. Heafy (vocals/guitars), Corey Beaulieu (guitars), Paolo Gregoletto (bass), and drummer Alex Bent – are thrilled to announce their return to the UK this summer, for the Goblins and Wizards Tour – a baker’s dozen of intimate shows including venues the band haven’t played in over 15 years!

Fresh from their colossal sold out UK run this January, expect these tickets to go like proverbial hot cakes! Special guests will be none other than widely-tipped metal squad BLEED FROM WITHIN, with ORBIT CULTURE firing everyone up first for the summer’s hottest metal extravaganza.

Paolo Gregoletto declares, “Since the first UK headline tour in 2005 we‚Äôd made it a point to do our best to get out of the big cities and play other ones that might get overlooked or skipped. We looked at old Maiden and Mot√∂rhead posters and let that inspire the way we routed this one.¬†

Bleed From Within and Orbit Culture are two of our favourite new bands and we are honoured to have them join us. This is going to be the biggest and best metal show to hit your town this summer guaranteed!”

Goblins and Wizards dates are as follows:

Wed 23rd Aug – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Thu 24th Aug – NORWICH UEA

Fri 25th Aug – NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 26th Aug – OXFORD O2 Academy

Mon 28th Aug – STOKE Victoria Hall

Tue 29th Aug – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy

Wed 30th Aug – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy

Thu 31st Aug – NEWCASTLE NX

Sat 2nd Sep – EDINBURGH O2 Academy

Sun 3rd Sep – LEEDS Stylus

Mon 4th Sep – BRISTOL Academy

Wed 6th Sep – FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall

Thu 7th Sep – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 15th February, at 10am GMT, with limited pre-sales via O2 (on Monday 13th Feb at 10am GMT) and Live Nation (on Tuesday 14th Feb at 10am GMT). Order tickets here or at

On release in October 2021, TRIVIUM’s tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon crashed in at #1 in the UK’s Official Rock & Metal Albums chart (#20 in the UK Top 100 Albums chart). A vinyl edition followed in January 2022. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.¬†

Press hailed In The Court Of The Dragon yet another colossal triumph for the band, with Upset awarding it a full 5* rating, declaring “This is Trivium at the very top of their game. Pure unadulterated metal, this is gargantuan music for the biggest of all stages.” Powerplay (9/10) called it, “A truly fearless album…. stylish, inventive, and brutal as hell.” Metal Hammer (9/10) stated, “It’s hard to see who can compete with Trivium right now. In terms of a band playing contemporary, modern heavy metal, Trivium have been the best for some time. They still are, and In The Court Of The Dragon is a f*cking awesome heavy metal album.” “One of¬†2021‚Äôs most compelling pure metal releases,” raved Kerrang! concluding, “These are songs that are built to be played from the largest stages, and deserve to¬†be.”¬†



  1. X 
  2. In The Court Of The Dragon
  3. Like A Sword Over Damocles
  4. Feast Of Fire
  5. A Crisis Of Revelation 
  6. The Shadow Of The Abattoir
  7. No Way Back Just Through  
  8. Fall Into Your Hands  
  9. From Dawn To Decadence  
  10. The Phalanx  

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