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HIM : Announce Farewell Tour

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

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’, 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!”

Ville Valo (voc)
Mige (bass)
Linde (gtr)
Burton (kb)
Kosmo (dr)

Catch HIM for the last time at one of the following shows:

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 go on general sale 9am Wednesday 8th March.

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