Persbericht: HIM ANNOUNCE FAREWELL TOUR: LOVE METAL LEGENDS HIT THE ROAD FOR THE LAST TIME THIS YEAR
Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career. “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. Tickets go on general sale 9am Wednesday 8 March.
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).
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’, 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!”
Catch HIM for the last time at one of the following shows.
WED 14/06 BARCELONA (SP) RAZZMATAZZ
THU 15/06 MADRID (SP) LA RIVIERA
FRI 16/06 SANTANDER (SP) SALA ESCENRIO
SAT 17/06 PORTO (PT) HARD CLUB
SAT 01/07 HELSINKI (F) TUSKA FESTIVAL
THU 13/07 TUURI (F) MILJOONAROCK
FRI 24/11 ST PETERSBURG (RU) DK LENSOVETA
SUN 26/11 MOSCOW (RU) CLUB STADIUM LIVE
TUE 28/11 WARSAW (PL) STODOLA
WED 29/11 HAMBURG (DE) DOCKS
FRI 01/12 BERLIN (DE) COLUMBIAHALLE
SAT 02/12 PRAGUE (CZ) FORUM KARLIN
MON 04/12 LEIPZIG (DE) HAUS AUENSEE
TUE 05/12 MUNCHEN (DE) TONHALLE
WED 06/12 ZURICH (CH) X-TRA
THU 07/12 MILAN (IT) ALCATRAZ
FRI 08/12 KOLN (DE) PALLADIUM
SAT 09/12 ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE (LUX) ROCKHAL
MON 11/12 AMSTERDAM (NL) PARADISO
TUE 12/12 TILBURG (NL) 013