HIM ANNOUNCE FAREWELL TOUR
It was a bitter sweet day on Monday 6th March when love metal legends HIM announced they would be coming to the British Isles on their forthcoming tour. Unfortunately this would be their farewell tour.
Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM truly stand out as one of the rock world’s most unique acts. Beautifully blending metal, goth and hard rock with deep, thoughtful and moving lyrics, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as Love Metal (also the title of their fourth album).
"After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you." Says frontman Ville Valo
Over the course of eight studio albums, HIM captured the hearts and minds of fans across the globe, drawn by their irresistible and inimitable style. Under the banner of their Heartagram logo – a potent symbol encapsulating the juxtaposition of the light and dark, the fierce and forlorn, and the evil and love found in their music - HIM filled venues and crashed charts the world over, collecting numerous awards, gracing countless magazine covers and becoming the first Finnish act to achieve Gold status in the USA. Now, four years after the release of their last studio album ‘Tears On Tape’, HIM are saying farewell, taking in 14 countries across 35 shows for their final goodbye.
"At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.” Says bassist Mige. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty's service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration of love metal in all its lovecraftian glory! See you there!"
You will be able to see Ville Valo (voc), Mige (bass), Linde (gtr), Burton (kb) and Kosmo (dr) in the UK on the following dates :-
THU 14 SCOTLAND GLASGOW BARROWLAND
FRI 15 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
SAT 16 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ACADEMY
SUN 17 ENGLAND LONDON ROUNDHOUSE And the following dates in Europe:-: JUNE WED 14 SPAIN BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ THU 15 SPAIN MADRID LA RIVIERA FRI 16 SPAIN SANTANDER SALA ESCENRIO SAT 17 PORTUGAL PORTO HARD CLUB JULY SAT 01 FINLAND HELSINKI TUSKA FESTIVAL THU 13 FINLAND TUURI MILJOONAROCK NOVEMBER FRI 24 RUSSIA ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA SUN 26 RUSSIA MOSCOW CLUB STADIUM LIVE TUE 28 POLAND WARSAW STODOLA WED 29 GERMANY HAMBURG DOCKS DECEMBER FRI 01 GERMANY BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE SAT 02 CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN MON 04 GERMANY LEIPZIG HAUS AUENSEE TUE 05 GERMANY MUNCHEN TONHALLE WED 06 SWITZ. ZURICH X-TRA THU 07 ITALY MILAN ALCATRAZ FRI 08 GERMANY KOLN PALLADIUM SAT 09 LUX. ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE ROCKHAL MON 11 HOLLAND AMSTERDAM PARADISO TUE 12 HOLLAND TILBURG 013 THU 14 SCOTLAND GLASGOW BARROWLAND FRI 15 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY SAT 16 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ACADEMY SUN 17 ENGLAND LONDON ROUNDHOUSE Tickets on sale now. U.S. and FINNISH DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED