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HIM to breakup, announce farewell tour

Finnish rock giants HIM have announced they are splitting up and have announced a farewell tour for the end of the year.

Following a period of radio silence, the Finnish rock outfit will close the book on their 26 year career with a final chapter serving as a farewell tour. Speaking about the announcement, frontman Ville Valo says, “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.”

To end their career on a high, the band will embark on a farewell tour across the globe throughout 2017. Speaking about the tour, bassist Mige says, “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!”

Tour Dates are as follows:

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 sale at 9am on Wednesday March 8th and US and more Finnish dates are to be announced in due course.

For more information on HIM like their official page on Facebook.

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