Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced the Bang & Whimper Tour 2017, closing the final chapter on their 26-year career.  Front man Ville Valo offers, “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.”
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.   Bassist Mige shares, “At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.  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!”  HIM is Ville Valo (vocals), Mige (bass), Linde (guitar), Burton (keyboards), and Kosmo (drums).
A pre-sale goes live today and is accessible via the links below.
General on-sale follows Friday10AM Local Time.
Confirmed appearances include:
10/24   Phoenix, AZ                            The Van Buren  
10/25   Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern       
10/26   Anaheim, CA                          House of Blues 
10/28   Salt Lake City, UT                  The Depot         
10/29   Denver, CO                             Summit Music Hall
11/02   Houston, TX                           House of Blues 
11/03   Dallas, TX                               House of Blues 
11/05   Orlando, FL                            House of Blues 
11/06   Atlanta, GA                             Buckhead Theatre
11/07   Charlotte, NC                          The Fillmore      
11/09   Silver Springs, MD                 The Fillmore      
11/10   Chicago, IL                             House of Blues 
11/11   Detroit, MI                              The Fillmore      
11/13   Toronto, ON                           Rebel               
11/15   Philadelphia, PA                     The Fillmore      
11/16   Worcester, MA                       The Palladium   
11/17   New York, NY                       Hammerstein Ballroom
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